The Brooklyn Nets are in trouble. Serious? Maybe. We’re talking about a scoreless Deron Williams, here. Yeah, he didn’t score.
Are the Nets done?
Credit the Miami defense too. Two games in and the Nets haven’t even hit 90 points in a game yet. In the regular season, the Nets were scoring 98.5 points per game.
The Heat were in control, even when it was close, and they held on to win 94-82. With Williams off, the Nets turned to Mirza Teletovic as he set a franchise record for most 3’s made in a playoff game, to end the game with 20 points. He made six 3-pointers.
LeBron James had 22 points, four rebounds, and three assists to pace the Heat.
The game was close in the 4th quarter until the Nets’ defensive rebounding failed them. They allowed the Heat to shoot, miss, shoot, miss and so on for 100 seconds. That’s right, almost two minutes for the Heat to try to score. They did. And that pretty much wrapped the game up.
The question left for the Nets is can they tie the series up. As I said, Williams had a really bad game. You wouldn’t expect that again, but still something to look at. Kevin Garnett looks sluggish. Paul Pierce isn’t the same guy, but he’s still putting up solid numbers.
It might be time for the Nets to make some adjustments or something because the regular season sweep over the Heat looks like a complete joke.
The Heat have won a franchise tying 8th playoff game in a row. And there’s no serious indication that this streak will be broken next game. Do I think the Nets get swept? No. But, c’mon man. All of this money going to waste would be absolutely terrible. There seems to be too much talent on this Nets team to get swept.
I’m expecting a better looking team on Saturday, the next day these two teams meet. Going down 0-3 is not ideal.