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Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets 11/9/18 Postgame Thoughts

What. A. Win. Caris LeVert continues to solidify his status as a star on the rise as the Nets extended their winning streak to three. It was a back and forth game down the stretch but ultimately Brooklyn got the win thanks to an all-around team effort. Denver is one of the league’s hottest teams and has a formidable home arena advantage. To Net the win against such a highly favored opponent will give the Nets all the confidence going forward.

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Here’s a running commentary of how it all went down.

1st Quarter:

  • Just noticed that Dudley is 6’7 starting st the four whole LeVert is the same height starting at the two
  • First two shots made: 2 threes, one by LeVert, one by Russell
  • Make that 3, this time Dudley making the shot
  • Now Harris getting in on the action, Nets 4/7 from the perimeter after 3 mins
  • All 15 of the Nets points are from range after Russell’s second
  • Harris makes it six
  • D’Lo makes the Nets first two, a floater from just outside the paint
  • Nets forcing some turnovers early
  • The offensive philosophy of attacking the paint and perimeter is working early
  • DeMarre inserted for his first minutes of the season with 3.23 left
  • He looks rusty early as expected
  • Makes up for it with a nice floater for the final points of the quarter

2nd Quarter:

  • Rondae hits a three! His first of the season
  • Dinwiddie is so good at attacking the basket
  • Is AC back? Has hit two threes so far early in the 2nd
  • Dinwiddie’s shot selection from the perimeter has been questionable, 0-4 so far from the area
  • Brooklyn’s transition defense has been solid early on
  • Keeping the turnovers to a reasonable number (4) and forced 11 from Denver
  • Jarrett Allen is a wonderful rim protector
  • Nets have gone cold from three, 2/10 in the second but have still distributed the ball splendidly

3rd Quarter:

  • Lovely crossover and floater by Russell to kick off the 3rd
  • Allen has 5 blocks and there’s still over 20 mins of game time remaining

  • Kenny gives away a tech after the obvious no call on D’Lo being hit
  • Jarrett misses his second dunk of the evening
  • Caris called for the tech this time after arguing a no call
  • Nets need to start making their shots from the charity stripe
  • Brooklyn’s offense has stagnated somewhat but they’ve still been aggressive in getting themselves into the bonus with nearly 6 minutes left
  • Napier still hasn’t seen any time late in the third

  • Denver steals the lead for the first time on the back of a Jokic bucket, 68-67
  • Not hitting threes has seriously hurt, Nets have missed their last 12
  • Jokic is bodying our bigs down low, forcing the officials to make the call
  • DeMarre hits his first three if the night, desperately needed
  • Spencer with the heaavvvveeeeee

4th Quarter:

  • Davis could out with 11 remaining in the contest playing 16 minutes for the game
  • Allen makes the slam this time!

  • Dinwiddie is getting to the line at will
  • Harris with the hustle on the offensive glass then converting the and 1 play

  • D’Lo earns himself an and 1 play attacking the hole
  • 2 crucial misses at the line for Allen
  • Russell called bank!
  • Allen with maybe the strongest play of his young career

  • So. Many. Free throws
  • Tied with 30 seconds left after the Allen dunk
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Watch out for Caris and the crew Golden State…