Brooklyn Nets: Player grades from schedule loss at Boston

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F. 23 MIN, 5 PTS, 2-for-6 (1-for-3), 1 REB, 5 AST, 6 TO, -19. PG. Brooklyn Nets. D'ANGELO RUSSELL

The last time D’Angelo Russell had an opportunity to go head-to-head with Kyrie Irving, he scored a career-high 40 points for the Los Angeles Lakers.

In his first chance to matchup with Uncle Drew as a member of the Brooklyn Nets? Not so much.

Russell’s streak of four consecutive games with at least 20 points ended quietly … very quietly .. as the left-hander looked out of sync and out of sorts most of the game.

Four of his six turnovers came in the first quarter as the Nets watched an early eight-point lead turn into a 12-point deficit in short order.

Russell struggled and coach Kenny Atkinson opted to pull the plug pretty early in order to allow his point guard to fight another day.

ED DAVIS. B. 20 MIN, 11 PTS, 3-for-5, 5-for-6 FT, 9 REB (2 ORB), 3 PF, 2 STL,1  TO, -13. C. Brooklyn Nets

Ed Davis made his free throws Friday night, which is almost always a prerequisite for the veteran big man to reach double-figures in scoring.

Davis did a nice job defensively against the Boston bigs and held up well on the glass, but he was also having a few problems with receiving the ball. Did I mention the Nets seemed to have very little timing offensively?

It was a solid effort from Davis on a shaky night for the Nets. Not much more can be asked.