Shabazz Napier offset a shaky night with his hands — three of his four turnovers were simply plays where he failed to catch a pass — and his wayward shot by capitalizing at the foul line, going 7-for-7 at the stripe.
Napier did keep the ball moving, when he was able to secure it anyway, and dished out four assists and his 3-pointer was a picture in perfect execution, as he slid to an open spot away from his defender, Mike Conley, who had stepped into the lane to stop DeMarre Carroll on a drive.
Carroll spotted the open Napier, who got his feet set and knocked down a corner 3 just as it would be drawn up on a whiteboard.
Ed Davis knocked down his open looks around the rim and rebounded well, but was uncharacteristically shaky with the ball, turning it over four times.
Davis had nine boards on the night and no one in the NBA gets more available rebounds than Davis, who leads the NBA in rebounding percentage at 22.3 percent and is the top offensive rebounder in terms of percentage at 15.7 percent.
There’s a reason why Davis — averaging only 18 minutes per game — is the leading rebounder for the Brooklyn Nets at 8.4 per game. It’s what he does and he’s extremely good at it.