Lance Stephenson wanted to show his hometown Brooklyn Nets how he used to rule the playgrounds back in the day. The Indiana Pacers made the Nets think they actually had a shot last night until the second half started and fans were shown who the better team was. I don’t know what it is with the Nets and the third quarter, but that is where they always seem to lose the game.
The Nets are not throwing out a bad starting unit on a nightly basis. I just don’t see Kevin Garnett producing at a high clip anymore, and a move needs to be made to rectify that. Roy Hibbert must feel sorry for Garnett because he decided not to destroy him like he has so many other centers this season.
Too bad Stephenson and Paul George didn’t feel the same way. You can look at a team and see where and why they are in the position they are in during the season. The Pacers have a group that shares the ball and their responsibilities. There are stars on the Pacers but on any given night, someone new can step up and lead the team.
The Nets, on the other hand, are still waiting for someone to step up and lead this team. The defense is horrendous and the rebounding is just as bad. This team is full of stars both former and present, but nothing is clicking. Injuries have played a huge role in the disappointment, but that excuse can only take you so far when your starting unit consists of Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson and Garnett.
The time is running out on Jason Kidd and the Nets’ season, and all they had to do is look over at the team playing across from them to get an idea of how a successful blueprint to team chemistry can change the fortunes of an organization.