Brooklyn Nets: 3 takeaways from heartbreaking loss at LA Clippers

Brooklyn Nets Lou Williams (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Brooklyn Nets Spencer Dinwiddie. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images) /

2. Brooklyn had no answers for LA’s dominant bench unit

Not only was Sunday’s meetup a showcase of two of the top coaches in the NBA, but it was also a battle of the association’s best reserves.

LA and Brooklyn are number one and two in bench scoring per game. Both teams boast rotations that go ten-deep of top-notch players. Unfortunately, LA’s reserves severely outplayed the guys coming off Brooklyn’s bench.

Brooklyn’s backups were outscored 58-42 by the LA’s bench mob. Outside of DeMarre Carroll, the Nets’ reserves came up extremely short.

As mentioned before, Dinwiddie was so terrible that he might have single-handily lost Brooklyn the game.

Treveon Graham, who recently came back from injury, wasn’t much better. His main contribution on the night was a foul behind the 3-point line on Lou Willaims. This gave LA’s star player three easy free throws.

On the other hand, LA’s reserves were almost unstoppable. The Clippers’ two leading scorers came off the bench: Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell.

Speaking of Harrell …