Monday, February 25, 2013

Nets Sneak Past Suns

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns Post Game Recap

March 24th, 2013

Final Score Nets: 102 Suns 100

The Brooklyn Nets were able to hold on and sneak by the Phoenix Suns, even though the Nets blew a 16 point lead, they were able to bounce back from the blown lead and get the win, which moved them to (3-1) on the road trip.


- Deron Williams led the charge for the Nets against the Suns scoring 16 of his 20 points in the second half that was very up and down for Brooklyn. Williams finished the game scoring 20 points on eight for 15 shooting to go along with 11 assists for a nice double-double for the Nets star Point Guard.

- Kris Humphries getting extended minutes for the first time in a long time made the most of it with one of his best games of the season. Off the bench Humphries was able to score a season-high 17 points on six for 12 shooting, to go along with eight rebounds. Despite the good game Humphries did have a few gaffes, as he had three air balls, and a missed dunk.

- Humphries wasn’t alone in playing good off the bench, as Andray Blatche, and C.J. Watson both played very well too. Blatche scored eight points on four for eight shooting in just 11 minutes, and Watson scored 14 points on three for four shooting, including going a perfect seven for seven from the charity stripe. Overall the Nets bench scored a combined 45 points, as Carlesimo’s rotation seems to be taking shape.


- For the Suns they got a fantastic performance from Point Guard Goran Dragic, who nearly had a triple-double. Dragic had a game-high 31 points on 10 for 19 shooting, with 12 assists, and nine rebounds. For Dragic it is his fifth straight game with a double-double, but sadly for the Suns it wasn’t enough to get the win.

- The third quarter once again became a big problem for Brooklyn; as they were outscored 33-20 after have a 12 point lead at halftime. The 16 point lead they had in the early parts of the third quarter ended up turning into a one point deficit heading into the fourth. The blown lead was in large part due to former Syracuse star Wes Johnson scoring 17 points in the third quarter, which included him hitting five three-pointers.

Next up of the circus road-trip will be the Portland Trail Blazers, and likely rookie of the year Damian Lillard.