Charlotte Hornets Stun Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets

After the Brooklyn Nets dusted the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics to start the season, there was the chance for a 3-0 start after Sunday’s contest with Brooklyn and Charlotte. Instead, the Nets fell back to earth with a 106-104 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. It was the first win of the season for the Hornets. Terry Rozier gave the Hornets a four-point lead with 5.2 seconds left in the game as part of his 19 points. P.J. Washington added 14 points and 12 rebounds in the team’s 106-104 win. 

The Main Headlines for the Brooklyn Charlotte face-off

For starters, the Nets were limited to shooting 42.7% from the field, which included a poor free-throw performance as well. As a team, Brooklyn shot 17-of-25 from the charity stripe. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving did their jobs on offense scoring 29 and 25 points respectively. The two were pretty efficient as well, shooting a combined 19-of-32 from the field and 8-of-15 from three-point range. However, the role players on the team floundered, which led to the Hornets’ upset surprise. 

Where Did Landry Shamet Go?

  • Shamet is going to hope that this game doesn’t come up on his Facebook memories after scoring zero points. 
  • From the field, Shamet shot 0-9, including missing all eight three-point field goal attempts. 
  • In 13 minutes, he recorded one rebound and three turnovers. 

The Brooklyn Bigs Were Lost

  • DeAndre Jordan never looked comfortable offensively, which was apparent in his two shot attempts and one point. 
  • Jarrett Allen didn’t do much better, shooting just 1-of-2 from the field for eight points. 
  • However, both made up for it on the rebounds. Allen finished with a game-high 14 rebounds, while Jordan added 12 rebounds. 

Turnover City in Brooklyn vs. Charlotte

  • In comparison, the Nets finished with 19 turnovers compared to Charlotte’s 15. 
  • However, Charlotte didn’t take advantage, scoring just 18 points compared to 23 by Brooklyn. 
  • Either way, against poor teams, you can’t out turnover the ball and expect to win. 

Brooklyn Charlotte Game Analysis & Commentary

This is a rough-looking loss despite it being early in the season. The Nets have the better overall roster compared to the Hornets. In reality, one can blame fatigue, but the franchise simply looked past their opponent. 

Brooklyn vs. Charlotte Superstar Comparison

Gordon Hayward led the Hornets with 28 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. Rozier added 19 points and the clutch free throws down the end. However, Durant and Irving combined for 54 points. The team’s superstars did their jobs, but it wasn’t enough. 

That’s a lot of Threes

The Nets took 47 three-point shots and made only 17. We get the Nets own a high-scoring offense. Either way, that is an excessive amount of three-pointers. Then again, it doesn’t help when Shamet and Taureen Prince combine to go 0-of-13 from deep. 

Spencer Dinwiddie Needs the Bench

It doesn’t feel like Dinwiddie is comfortable with starting. Last year, Dinwiddie came close to scoring 20 points off the game. In the starting role, he doesn’t get the opportunities. Head coach Steve Nash should give Dinwiddie and Caris Lavert a chance to come off the bench together and see how that meshes. That won’t happen until Dinwiddie returns from a partially torn ACL, which could keep him out for at least a month.  

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