They took a lot of 3s that were wide open but Baker was gritty. Not a lot of energy in Barclays for the Nets, not sure you can even say the Nets have a home court advantage like the Knicks have at MSG.4th quarter defense was huge. Brooklyn only hit 7 shots and made 6 turnovers in the 4th.
I'd like to see him start against Westbrook on Sat. let's test the young man. Change things up esp if KP is out.And once again, best plus/minus on the team is Ntilikina with +14. Next highest was O’Quinn with +9.
Ntilikina’s defense is a complete game changer for us. Imagine if he could become even just a slightly above average offensive player?
More like a taller Mark Jackson to me. Rondo had hops that Knits doesn't have. Knits will learn to shoot, I'd be worried if he didn't have good mechanics but he won't be the dynamic athlete Mitchell is. Check out the highlights of his game in CHI in the NBA thread, his 3 wasn't falling but he was scoring at will, Chicago announcers were saying how good he was all game.Knitty strikes me like a young Rondo. Maybe not as “aggressive” or confident, but probably has a better shooting form.
Lineup of O?Quinn, Beasley, McDermott, Baker, and Ntilikina playing tough defense and scoring points in transition. Lead is stretched to 11.