Bench And Timely Scoring Helps Nets End Five Game Losing Streak


It wasn’t pretty but the Nets will take a win no matter how sloppy it is at this point and they held on to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 94-to-92.

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Coming into tonight’s game the Nets were searching desperately for answers and most importantly they needed a win to snap their progressing five game losing streak. Oklahoma City has served as a comfort zone for the Nets over the past two seasons and it seems that whenever the Nets go to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder they are in panic mode and are desperate for a win. The Nets win over the Thunder today gives them three wins in a row in Chesapeake Energy Arena and more importantly it finally got the Nets on the winning side of things.

Player of the Game: Jarrett Jack

Nov 21, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (0) attempts a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb (11) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jarrett Jack has been scorching hot as of late and tonight he chimed in with 23 points including a timely three late in the fourth quarter to help the Nets come out on top. Jack also had five assists and he was efficient shooting 8-of-15 from the field.

Play of the Game: Deron Williams crossover on Jeremy Lamb

After being quiet for the first three quarters of the game, Deron Williams stepped up in the fourth quarter. Williams was breaking ankles left and right, as the Thunder had no answer for the All Star point guard. Williams not only crossed over Jeremy Lamb, but the next possession he had another sweet looking move as he made his defender look foolish. I’m not just going to talk about the crossover watch Deron Williams leave Jeremy Lamb in the dust.

Unsung Hero: Brook Lopez(16 points and 10 rebounds)

Brook Lopez has had a rough go of it so far this season but Lopez overall played a good game for the Nets tonight. Lopez had 16 points on 12 shot attempts, but the number that stands out the most is his 10 rebounds. Lopez is often criticized for his inability to rebound, but tonight he corralled his first double-double of the season and the Nets would like to see more of that from him. Lopez also had a big impact on the defensive side of the ball as the seven footer collected three blocks on the night.

Statistical Outlook:

Reggie Jackson led all Thunder scorers with 21 points and he almost broke Nets fans hearts when his three rimmed out to end the game at the buzzer. Jarrett Jack led all scorers with 23 points, Deron Williams collected 17 points and Serge Ibaka had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder.

Game Notes:

Kevin Garnett played in only 18 minutes for the Nets.

Andrei Kirilenko is not with the team for their two game road trip due to personal reasons.

Bojan Bogdanovic did not make a field goal and he had only three points in 24 minutes of action.

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