Thursday, November 8, 2012

Game 3 Recap: Heat 103, Nets 73

Gerald Wallace missed last night's game due to the injury he suffered in the Nets' win against Toronto. He was sorely missed against the Heat.
Without having the ability to watch last night's Nets blowout loss to the Heat, I had to listen on the radio. Let me tell you, it sounded almost as bad as it must have looked for those unfortunate to have watched. The Heat, clearly the class of the Eastern Conference and the NBA, had their way with the Nets--still without Gerald Wallace, their best defender--who stayed competitive during the first half, but faded away quickly in the second.

Miami won the game how you thought they would; incredible ball-handling (25 assists to Brooklyn's 12), knockdown three-point shooting (10-24 to the Nets' 3-21), and by pesky defense and stellar forcing-of-turnovers (forcing 19 to be committed by the Nets while only committing 12 themselves). Positives to note: Tornike (Toko) Shengalia finally made his Nets regular season debut (two points and two turnovers in 12 minutes), Kris Humphries finally showed up (11 points and 11 rebounds), MarShon Brooks scored 12 points off the bench, and Brook Lopez even grabbed seven rebounds in only 21 minutes.

Looking Ahead
The Nets travel upstate and play the Magic in Orlando at Amway Arena on Friday night, hoping to return to .500.

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