Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic Notes and Observations: 1-01-18

Conversely the Nets shot 43.9 percent from the field on 36 made field goals out of 82 attempts. From distance the Nets were a decent 36 percent as they made 9 of their 25 attempts. 

Other key stats: 

Despite being tired the Nets managed to stay close in all the key stat categories. 

  • Turnovers: Nets- 13, Magic 12
  • Points in the Paint: Nets were plus 2 (48) to Magic (46)
  • Fast Break Points: Orlando were plus one (6) in this area over Nets (5) which is a major accomplishment for Brooklyn given the high flyers on the Orlando squad.
  • Rebounds: Magic grabbed one more board (60) than Nets (59). Notably the Magic owned the offensive glass (19 to 10) but weren’t able to translate it into major points. 

Key takeaway for Brooklyn Nets: 

If Head Coach Kenny Atkinson wants markers to share with his young squad points allowed and defense should be his area of focus. Backing up this information is the Nets have not lost when holding opponents under 100 points (9-0). Furthemore, Brooklyn are undefeated when they keep teams under 40 percent (7-0). 

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Carroll comes through in clutch:

Although the end of the game was similar to a kid’s game of hot potato –  “here you take it, no you take it” ultimately veteran DeMarre Carroll stepped to the line and coolly sank a free throw with 34 seconds remaining to seal the victory. On the night Carroll scored 14 points 

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