Ed Davis was the workhorse on the glass for the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday (Forrest Gump voice: Uhhhh-gain), yanking down a season-high 16 rebounds and matching his season high with eight offensive boards.
He didn’t have his usual soft touch around the window and missed some attempts he normally makes, or he would have had his third double-double of the season.
Davis’ work on the glass is important for the Nets in many ways, as much for what he does clearing the window as what he’s taught Jarrett Allen as a rebounder and interior presence.
DeMarre Carroll returned from a one-game absence with a sore knee and picked right back up where he had been.
Carroll had 17 points on Wednesday after a slow start and is averaging 18.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 29.1 minutes per game over his last six appearances.
He’s doing it on 54.7 percent shooting and has hit 48.6 percent from 3-point range and has his overall field-goal percentage above the 40 percent mark (40.3) for the first time this season, while his 3-point accuracy is up to 35.5 percent, back in the ballpark of his 36.3 percent career mark.
Given the circumstances Wednesday with Jared Dudley going down with what appeared to be a fairly significant injury, Carroll might have to return to the starting lineup after excelling off the bench for the last few weeks.