Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons
It’s been a rough couple of days for the Brooklyn Nets. Since New Year’s Eve, Brooklyn has slipped to five and three. And all three losses have been crushing. The most recent two, however, have drawn the ire of fans and players. The officiating late in the game has been an issue, and the Nets just aren’t getting calls that other teams are. Fortunately, crunch time officiating is a league-wide problem.
The referees aren’t the only reason behind the Nets’ two-game skid. Despite playing soundly on both ends of the floor, some areas need cleaning up.
Turnovers and Shot Selection
Brooklyn’s offense has been all over the place. After the Boston Celtics limited them to just 85 points, they bounced back and dropped 113 on the Toronto Raptors in overtime. Even before those games manufacturing points was a struggle. The Nets mustered just 98 points in their victories over the Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves.