Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards 12/1/18 Notes and Observations

Another night to forget as the Nets chances of playoff action become further out of reach. Their record now stands at 8-15 following the loss to the Wizards. Here’s how it all unfolded.

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1st Quarter:

  • Crabbe hits a three to kick off scoring for the Nets
  • Don’t know who can stop Dinwiddie’s drives off the dribble for Washington
  • D’Angelo’s best shot might be his floater
  • Backs that up with a steal and transition three
  • Don’t know if feeding Rondae in the post is the most effective
  • Napier inserted a little earlier than normal for Russell. 6.01 remaining in the first
  • After starting the game well, Wizards are on a 10-0 to take a 14-10 lead
  • I’m so grateful for Ed Davis offensive rebounds
  • Jared Dudley proves he can still make plays on the occasion as he drives to the basket
  • Nets down 19-24 to end the first

2nd Quarter:

  • That’s another floater for Russell, it’s not the most efficient shot unless you make it as consistently as he does
  • Davis goes bang off the offensive glass as he finishes the putback slam, earning the and one play 

  • Davis has 7 rebounds in only 8 minutes
  • Wizards extend their lead to 10, the largest of the game
  • Nets have been sluggish from the field halfway through the second, 27% from the field
  • What’s the point of recalling Musa and Pinson while having Kurucs on the bench to not play them?
  • With the team lacking energy Kenny could do worse than insert the young guys
  • Thank gosh for that Crabbe three
  • Napier hits another to cut the lead to 6
  • First Rodions sighting
  • Another rare sighting, a Rondae three, which trims the lead to 3
  • Allen’s offensive rebounding has come leaps and bounds this season
  • Nets trail by 3, 39-42 to end the half

3rd Quarter:

  • Nets have started the third in clumsy fashion
  • Giving the ball away and not executing to the level required on either end
  • Wizards lead is back to 14 as they start the quarter with an 11-0 run
  • Jarrett Allen makes his first basket on a pick and roll feed from Russell
  • Make that two buckets, plus the and one
  • It’s really not the Nets night as Rondae misses a wide open layup
  • Love Rodions running the floor
  • Kurucs again attacking the lane and earns a second trip to the foul line
  • Nets doing a good job at getting to the charity stripe but not much else on the offensive end
  • Nets put up a season-low 58 points through three quarters as Washington hold a 10 point lead heading into the fourth

4th Quarter:

  • Crabbe starts the fourth as he did the first, with a made three
  • Dinwiddie tries to keep the Nets in it with his blow by to the rim
  • Carroll’s three cuts it back to 10
  • Spencer hasn’t been scoring as much but he’s dished out the ball pretty well 

  • Again, stop feeding Rondae in the post, it’s not going to lead to high-quality offense
  • Nets have been sloppy with a capital S and lethargic with a capital L
  • Dinwiddie argues a lot
  • Leads to the technical foul
  • The margin has been stretched out to 18 with just over 4 mins remaining in the contest
  • Nets reserves are all out there now (Napier, Pinson, Musa, Kurucs, Faried)
  • Faried nails the alley pop off a feed from Napier
  • Nets lose their 6th in a row, going down 88-102