G15 Brooklyn Nets (4-10) Still Searching for Defense vs Indiana Pacers (7-9)
Jeremy Lin is desperately needed to return so the Brooklyn Nets can stop a downward spiral with 6 game losing streak. But unfortunately, he is still ruled out along with Caris LeVert
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) November 25, 2016
ESPN Game Preview:
After starting the month of November with three wins in five games, the Nets have dropped their last five games. Four of those losses were by 19 points or more.
In the loss to Boston on Wednesday night, the Nets missed 16 of their first 22 shots, and finished the game at 39.5 percent from the field. Lately, they haven’t been strong on either end of the court.
“I think our defense dropped a little bit,” Lopez said. “They hit some big shots, and it just got away from us.”
Head coach Kenny Atkinson has also been concerned with the defense.
“Individual defense, guarding your man, we could do better,” he said. “There are no excuses.”
The turnover battle will be one to watch in this game. Both teams are in the top half of the NBA in turnovers forced, and points off turnovers.
KEY OF THE GAME: The Nets has to rediscover their the gritty defense to contest every shot and be competitive to have any 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!