The Brooklyn Nets managed to get a first-round bye in the Las Vegas Summer League Tournament, and they showed why in their game against the Denver Nuggets. Brooklyn pulled out an 85-74 win against the Nuggets with contributions across the board.
Brooklyn outscored the Nuggets in each of the first three periods and entered the fourth quarter with a 19 point lead. Their NBA talent played well against the Nuggets, and the players up and down Brooklyn’s roster played with a level of intensity usually not seen in games in July.
Isaiah Whitehead Came to Play
Isaiah Whitehead has been one of the more impressive Brooklyn Nets players in Summer League so far. He maintained his strong level of play in this game, leading the Nets with 14 points on just seven shots. Whitehead nailed two of his four triples in the game, an area in which he struggled last season.