- Isaac Brendel
Nets Notes: Depleted Nets humiliated by formidable Jazz
photo credit: Trent Nelson/Salt Lake Tribune
Without their nucleus, heart and soul, and most significant pieces, the Brooklyn Nets were hit with an extremely tough task on Wednesday night in Utah. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Blake Griffin were all out against one of the NBA’s premier clubs.
From tip-off, this game belonged to Utah. In the first few minutes, the Nets were outscored 16-4. They never got going and could not stop the thundering Jazz from putting up points. In the first quarter, Brooklyn was outscored by twenty-one points (38-17). Brooklyn put up a fight but still got outscored (25-21).
In the second half, the Jazz continued to add to their lead. Outscoring the Nets 27-23, Utah showed what they can do and how good they are on their game. Granted, their opponent was clumsy and depleted; Utah cannot be discredited for the team they are. The Jazz outscored the Nets yet again in the fourth quarter, 28-27, easily taking this basketball game.
The Nets look to rest up and get healthy before their next game, which will be against the Pistons; Blake Griffin’s former team and a team Brooklyn has struggled against. On Friday night, the Nets will need all their passengers and a full team effort to get back on track. Tip-off in Detroit is set for 7:00 PM Eastern Time.