G10 Nets (3-6) vs Suns (4-6) “Finding Rhythm and Defense”

The marquee matchup of D’Angelo Russell (17 points , 7 assists, 8-24 shooting) vs Lonzo Ball (6 points, 7 assists, 3-15 shooting) disappointed as both struggled as the Nets lost 112-124 to the Lakers. Instead, it was Brook Lopez  (34 points and 10 rebounds) who shined against his old team that he played faithfully for nine seasons

Worst Defense

The losing streak has reached four games and the Nets have given up a minimum of 120 points in three out of four losses. In fact, the Nets have allowed opponents to score an average of 123.7 points per game in six losses. Losing Trevor Booker, Quincy Acy, and Jarret Allen have contributed to the defensive struggle recently. The Nets is ranked last in the league by allow 119.3 points per game. The Suns is the 2nd worst by allowing 116.5 points per game. Acy and Booker might play in this game.

Coach Atkinson Emphasizing Rhythm

With two day rest between games, Coach Kenny Atkinson went through the basics of their offense in a mini training-camp as the Nets offense has looked out of sync. It is unknown if defense was also addressed during practice.

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“Collectively, we’re just not moving the ball like we were in the beginning of the year,” Atkinson said.

“We better find the solution to that quick, because teams are just too good defensively. We’re not a one-on-one team. That’s not how we’re built. We’re built on ball movement and player movement. We have to get that back.”

Booker had 32 points in last week’s game against the Nets. Warren had 14.

Russell, often matched against Suns rookie point guard Mike James, had 33 points in the first meeting. James, who is filling in for disciplined Eric Bledsoe, had 24 points in 29 minutes.

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