Jared Dudley sat the final 21 minutes of the game and watched the Brooklyn Nets take off on a game-ending sprint without him.
While he was on the floor, Dudley had troubles defending Dario Saric — who had been mired in a deep slump coming in, committed at least one really silly foul, committed a turnover on a blind pass and generally struggled.
He’s made 10 straight starts for the Nets, but coming out of this one, there at least have to be thoughts of putting Rondae Hollis-Jefferson back into the starting unit and bringing Dudley off the bench.
Davis got hit with four in 15 minutes, but Johnson had someone hold his beer and did him much better, with five in just seven minutes.
Davis was effective when available, but it was one of those nights where the big man — who can appear to be less than graceful at times — was getting whistled early and often.
That has been a struggle off and on throughout Davis’ career and it popped up again Sunday. Fortunately, Jarrett Allen did not have foul trouble and did the bulk of the work in the middle.