The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 104-102 on Tuesday night. Here are three takeaways from the impressive performance.
The Brooklyn Nets have responded well to their recent coaching change, improving to 2-0 under the guidance of their interim head coach, Jacque Vaughn, after stunning the Los Angeles Lakers 104-102 on Tuesday night.
The victory at Staples Center really encapsulated the sentiment that the Nets are capable of beating any given team on any given night— or, you know, the opposite. Such inconsistencies this season are what have subtracted years away from the average Nets’ fan life expectancy.
With every impressive road win against the likes of the Celtics or Lakers, there have been equally damning defeats at Barclays Center such as the team’s 39-point loss to the Grizzlies a short week ago. The Nets giveth and they taketh away.
Against the Lakers, the Nets did the little things well—something that has definitely been in scarcity all season long. They stayed out of foul trouble, attacked the offensive glass, didn’t forfeit too many points at the stripe (outside of DeAndre Jordan and Jarrett Allen going zero-for-four at the line late), and moved the ball well.
Beating LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the remaining of a strong Lakers team on the road is a daunting task. However, the Nets were up to the challenge. Without further adieu, let’s hop into three takeaways from the win.,