Ed Davis, newly christened as Headband Ed Wednesday night (he told YES Network’s Michael Grady at halftime that he was looking to make a change so he wouldn’t foul so much), struggled with his shooting against Rudy Gobert, but otherwise was his usual rebound-crazy self.
Davis had 10 boards in just 17 minutes — while committing just one foul (score one for the headband!) — and did this to Royce O’Neale for good measure:
That may not be the Nets’ block of the year (Jarrett Allen v. Blake Griffin may still hold that title), but it’s not a very long list before you get to this one. Wow.
The beauty of veterans like Davis is that you almost always know what you’re going to get. In Davis’ case, it will be a ton of rebounds, some tough defense and a physical presence.
Shabazz Napier was a ball of energy Wednesday. He drove the ball to the rim, he canned 3-pointers, he got steals, he blocked a shot.
He also threw up four pretty bad looking heat checks and turned the ball over three times. It was as if he was starring in his very own rendition of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
Still, on a night where the Nets lacked a spark at times, Napier certainly provided that, as he often does. He is their shot of adrenaline when he enters the game and, as with that substance, sometimes your results may vary.