The NBA is like nature. Becoming a hunter is much easier than being pursued.
The Nets reminded us of that Sunday in Charlotte.
Brooklyn was mediocre and paid a price for it. The Hungry Hornets made their first defeat of the season 106-104104.
With the exception of Kevin Durant (29 points) and Kyrie Irving (25 points), the Nets are not used to relying on their goals. However, because their star is healthy and full of athleticism, Brooklyn may also add colorful bullseye on the back of its Basquiat-style sweatshirt.
“It’s absolutely disappointing. …I think we can play better. I know we can play better,” Jarrett Allen said. “I know we can come out and have more energy. I know we are not reaching our full potential.
“Now, we are in the position of KD and Kyrie, we are a complete team, we will definitely put the goal behind in every game. We will definitely make each team score 1
The Nets are not ready yet. The first two quarters followed, and even worse, the third quarter. They trailed by 16 in the fourth quarter and then trailed by two points 18-4. But they did not approach.
Durant said: “It is good to aim at your back.” “It will bring you the best experience.”
Durant missed a draw with only 7 seconds left, and the Nets suffered their first loss of the season after the blowouts in Golden State and Boston.
“I don’t think we [had] A sense of urgency. We are a bit passive,” coach Steve Nash said. “We will bear the goal and we have to come forward.
“You think you might be a better team, [but] You will have a better team than the night before, because they will see the name on the back of the jersey and they will keep showing up. “
For a Nets that was once a hunter, this will require an attitude adjustment. Although they did not win any rewards, they are in a rare position to be hunted down.
“My whole life is the Internet, this is definitely something I have to get used to,” Allen said. “Disrespect us, but we have never been the top team. We have always been losers, fighting and targeting others. Now, the roles have changed.”
The Nets surpassed their opponents in scoring 64-26, partly due to defensive errors on defense, and partly because of 19 errors that allowed Charlotte to enter the transition and early offense. Spencer Dinwiddie left the game with a knee injury in the third quarter but did not return.
Despite this, the Nets fell only 84-81 when they made a 13-0 surrender in the fourth quarter, and Miles Bridges’ guard 3 made him 97-81 with a 7:59 score.
The Nets did try to rally, using Timos Luwau-Cabarrot to score 10 points in 3 straight, pulling them to within six points.
The game ended 18-4 and Allen won the game with a score of 2:20. But after knocking down the first, he missed the second, leaving the Nets 101-99 behind. Then Irving was blocked by Devonte’ Graham’s third corner. The Nets trailed by 5 points and never crossed the hump.
Another Luwawu-Cabarrot 3 pulled them away 104-102. After PJ Washington made two free throws, they still had a chance. Durant played a two-player game with Irving and had a chance to get 3 daggers, but then dribbled in several times and pulled up from 9 feet away. His shooting percentage is only 7.4 seconds.
Terry Rozier’s free throw ensures that there will be no overtime.
Durant said: “I thought it was going in. It looks good.” “I believe we will return to this state again throughout the season, I can use this.
“It’s great to participate in the fourth quarter again. It’s great to play a game where we had to fight hard and struggle again to get back to the game. … They had more drama than us. It was fun to play in that environment again. “