Coming off a terrible loss to the Wizards Friday night, the Nets returned Saturday night to get embarrassed in even more ignominious fashion, with a 115-92 loss in Newark to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Former Net Chris Douglas-Roberts, jettisoned this off-season after not seeing eye-to-eye with the Nets’ decision-makers, celebrated his 24th birthday by dicing his old team for 24 points off the bench. Ersan Ilyasova notched a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Corey Maggette also added 20 points for the Bucks, who improved to 14-21.
The Nets fell to 10-27 on the season and were without Devin Harris. Kris Humphries led New Jersey with 22 points and eight rebounds off the bench. In Harris’ absence, Jordan Farmar started and scored 20 points and 10 assists. Derrick Favors, starting again at power forward, finished with 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks.