The Nets Won a Gritty Game against the Pistons 109-101

BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 2: Tobias Harris #34 of the Detroit Pistons goes up for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets on November 2,2016 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

BROOKLYN, NY – NOVEMBER 2: Tobias Harris #34 of the Detroit Pistons goes up for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets on November 2,2016 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

After an impressive start when Jeremy Lin, Brook Lopez and Sean Kilpatrick helped Brooklyn Nets to jump to a 38-30 lead in the 1st quarter and 16pts lead (71-55) by the 1st half, the Nets had to play without Jeremy in the 2nd half due to his left hamstring strain. The Piston cut to the 16pts lead down to 5 pts (103-98), Trevor Booker showed great defensive plays with a steal, a block, an offensive rebound to withhold the charge. Kilpatrick and Lopez provided the points to secure the much needed win.

The Nets improved to 2W-3L record with one day rest before hosting the Charlotte Hornets on Nov 4. It is unknown if Jeremy Lin can play. If not, the Nets are down 3 playmakers (Foye, Vasquez, Lin). Without the top 2 PGs, Isiah Whitehead and Sean Kilpatrick would have to fill in the role as the backup PG/playmakers.

Great plays

  • Lin finished the 1st half with 10pts/4asts/2rebs
  • Brook Lopez had a great 3-pt shooting game (4-8 from 3s) balanced with his strong inside game to finish with 34pts/11rebs/1ast. His rare ability to play inside out will make him even more valuable as the cornerstone of the Nets.
  • Sean Kilpatrick showed the excellent shooting, rebounding and playmaking to finish with 24pts/10rebs/3asts/2stls (3-3 from 3s)
  • Trevor Booker showed he is a defensive-stopper to finish with 4pts/4rebs/3asts/2stls/1blk

Jeremy strained his left hamstring before the end of the 1st half and did not play in the second half. Hopefully it was just a precaution as he came out in the 4th quarter to support his teammates from the bench