G14 Brooklyn Nets (4-9) Needs to Rediscover Defense vs Boston Celtics (8-6)
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Jeremy Lin is still ruled out for this game but Brooklyn Nets really needs to discover defense to stop the 4-game losing streak even without him.
Nets announce that Jeremy Lin remains out for tonight against Celtics, missing his ninth straight game.
— Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) November 23, 2016
He also posted on Instagram how he missed playing ball and is waiting patiently with #eyeofthetiger hashtag. Interestingly, he wore a mohawk hairstyle from last season with the Nets jersey.
Brooklyn is allowing 113.3 points per game overall but in this skid, the Nets have allowed 126.2 points per game and no fewer than 27 points in the 12 quarters. Besides the points, the Nets allowed opponents to shoot at least 50 percent in three of those games and are among the worst defensive teams in shooting percentage and other areas.
“It’s been consistent for the past four games. It’s just different teams, but we’ve been the same,” center Brook Lopez said. “A lot of it’s the same. It’s not any one person, glaringly obvious. It’s just team-wide, whatever it is. I don’t think you can fault our effort or energy. … It’s a team-wide situation we need to figure out.”
KEY OF THE GAME: The Nets simply has to find a way to play the gritty defense to contest every shot and not allow opponents to shoot >50% shooting if they hope to stop the losing streak.
Let’s hope and pray JLin will come back soon to help the Nets get back on the winning track, and most importantly finish the game healthy!
Let’s go, JLin and the Nets!