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Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets 2/6/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

The Nets got back on the winners list with a classy 135-130 win over the 2nd placed Denver Nuggets. It was an offensive masterclass for the most part, with the ball moving and shots from the perimeter falling at a heavy rate. Here’s how the game went down.

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1st Quarter:

  • An 8-0 start for Denver isn’t ideal
  • First bucket for Brooklyn is an and one chance for Allen
  • Sleek pick and roll play from Jarrett Allen and D’Angelo Russell
  • Make that a 16-5 start
  • Treveon Graham hitting the corner was much needed to say the least
  • Silky spin move from Allen for the basket
  • Another gem of a pass from Russell to Allen
  • DeMarre Carroll hits his first bucket of the evening
  • Heck of a step through from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • Shabazz Napier hits the three as the Nuggets lead is cut to 7
  • D’Angelo Russell hits the fadeaway
  • Pretty fake from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • Okay D’Lo
  • Nets down 35-30 at the first break

2nd Quarter:
  • Treveon Graham hits his second triple giving the Nets their first lead of the night
  • D’Angelo Russell’s pull-up three is money
  • Make that two pull-up threes for D’Lo
  • The second basket of the night for Crabbe is a mid-range two
  • Smooth drive from Joe Harris
  • Napier nails the three
  • Holy moly what a play from Shabazz Napier
  • Air Allen is clear for lift off
  • An insane reverse finish from Joe Harris around the rim
  • Backs it up with a three-over Jokic
  • Bang bang bang goes Joey!
  • Rodions Kurucs with the block!
  • Nets finish the first half with a 72-60 lead

3rd Quarter:

  • Strong Kurucs drive leads to an and one
  • Russell hits the three over the Joker
  • D’Lo is feeling it from three
  • 3’Angelo Russell
  • Nice to see Rodions hit the three
  • Well that was something from Russell
  • Kurucs in the open court is lethal
  • Nuggets 7-0 run cuts the lead back to 14 for Brooklyn
  • Jarrett Allen block alert
  • Nice move by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • Special pass from Napier to Jarrett Allen down low
  • Joey Buckets nails the three off the feed from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • Nifty finish around the rim from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • Rack attack from Rondae off the D’Lo feed
  • Brooklyn holds a 108-87 lead to end the third

4th Quarter:

  • Russell is feeling it from the arc
  • Graham backs it up with one himself
  • Graham hits it again from the perimeter!
  • Strong roll from Davis
  • Good penetration and finish from Graham on the floater
  • Smooth move by Harris driving to the rim
  • 7-0 run from Denver cuts the Brooklyn lead to 12
  • A timely bucket from Carroll from the corner
  • Smooth penetration from Harris as he drives to the rim with purpose
  • Good answer from Russell at the elbow on the offensive end
  • Wonderful clock recognition and poise from Napier as he feeds the cut from Rondae
  • Nets close it out for a 135-130 win