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Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/18/18 Postgame Notes and Observations

The Nets are on the longest winning streak in the league after their sixth win a row over the Lakers. There were highlights aplenty and the eyes of the NBA world were fixated on the two teams at Barclay’s. This was one of the best wins Brooklyn has had ever the last few years and one that should hold them in good stead heading into a back-to-back against Chicago away from home. Here’s how it unfolded.

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1st Quarter:


  • Nice little moment between Richard Jefferson and LeBron James greeting each other before the tip
  • Jarrett Allen rejected King James!

  • D’Lo follows it up with a deflection in transition
  • Allen finished the off balance layup to earn the and one opportunity
  • Allen’s finishing with his left has become a real area of improvement
  • Russell hits his first three of the night
  • Nails the second too, to go with 4 assists less than halfway through the quarter
  • As expected Dinwiddie gets to the line
  • Wagner is going to be to no match for Dinwiddie when switched onto him

  • DeMarre hitting the three while with the second unit really helps out the spacing
  • While LeBron is complaining about a no call, D’Lo is busy driving and scoring
  • Russell backs it up with another three
  • Nets end the quarter with a 35-32 lead


2nd Quarter:


  • Davis with the highlight putback!

  • Pretty Euro step from D’Lo for his 15th point of the night
  • Dudley’s three has been on the last few games
  • Having a veteran wing like Carroll is so invaluable to this young Nets squad
  • Allen airballs the three but gets back hard to swat Kuzma’s shot attempt

  • Dinwiddie makes hard threes look easy
  • The floater from Spencer gives the Nets an 8-0 run
  • Spencer and D’Lo firing during the same game makes the Nets so much harder to defend
  • Nets finish the half with a 5 point buffer


3rd Quarter:


  • Rodions starts the third with his first bucket of the night
  • Perfect dime from D’Angelo as he feeds the cut from Harris
  • Jarrett Allen goes bang!

  • The D’Lo fake had Kuzma jumping

  • Nets have a 14 point lead as they go on a 12-0 lead
  • D’Lo gets Kuzma leaning again but is called for the travel
  • Awesome inbounds play from the Nets to end the quarter with an easy dunk for RHJ

  • Brooklyn still up at the end of the quarter 90-83


4th Quarter:


  • Fantastic strip by Rodions to get the team fired up to start the fourth
  • Dudley’s still got some moves as he takes Hart off the dribble

  • Oh my, Joe Harris how did he make that?

  • Dudley takes Lonzo off the dribble this time
  • Add Kyle Kuzma to Spencer Dinwiddie’s list of victims that he’s blown by to the basket
  • Joe Harris with the layup gives the Nets some extra breathing room
  • This has been Dudley’s quarter as Russell rewards his cut to the rim
  • And he goes bang for his 11th point of the quarter

  • Nets extend the winning streak to 6 with a 115-110 win over the Lakers