Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Notes & Observations: 3/28/17

Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/28/17 Score

Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/28/17 Score

The Brooklyn Nets follow up one of their best wins of the season with one of their worst last night versus the Philadelphia 76ers, falling 106-101 at home.

Brooklyn was near full strength with Sean Kilpatrick returning to the lineup and to make it even sweeter the 76ers were down to a rotation of eight players and Tiago Splitter, who was making his first appearance in over a calendar year. It was a recipe for another Nets win but instead it turned into a debacle.

Jeremy Lin had one of his worst games from the floor of the season, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson shot his way out of the game, Brooklyn imploded late in the game, and Dario Saric added another game to his blooming Rookie of the Year resume.

Jeremy Lin Played A Bad Game, And He Knew It

Its looking more and more the way Jeremy Lin goes, so goes the Brooklyn Nets. Unfortunately for everyone involved, Lin had a really bad game last night from the floor. He played 29 minutes and ended with 11 points, seven assists, six rebounds, four steals, two turnovers, and three fouls on four of fourteen from the floor while going zero of four from deep. He filled up the stat sheet in other ways but was visibly frustrated with both his inability to hit open shots and a lack of calls going his way.

Lin was matched up on T.J. McConnell for a majority of the night and was presented with a plethora of good looks but for whatever reason the ball just wasn’t going in for him tonight. Unlike most nights when faced with adversity, Lin failed to meet it with his patented cool demeanor. Following the game, Lin was the first person to admit that this game was not up to his usual standards.

This game only solidified that Brooklyn needs to start looking at a point guard as well in free agency. Not as a replacement for Lin, but it is clear he can’t and shouldn’t be the only true point guard on this team. Both Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead show promise, but are far from ready to be a true backup point guard and aren’t anywhere near Lin’s skill level.

Every good team has two or three guys that can facilitate the offense and help others get shots. Right now Brooklyn only has Lin. Adding another highly skilled guard will only help the entire team. The fans that follow Lin should not only brace for an eventual signing but welcome it with open arms because it will only help Lin look more like the player he was in Charlotte.

Hollis-Jefferson Shouldn’t Have The Green Light Anymore

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has proven time and time again that his jump shot is truly broken, last night is just another example of it. He ended with 11 points and seven rebounds but shot an abysmal five of fifteen from the floor. Matching up against rookie Dario Saric proved to be too big a task for the born again power forward.