Dwight Howard Teaches Brook Lopez a Lesson As Nets Drop To Magic 105-90

November 5th, 2010 by Brandon Putre Leave a reply »
Dwight Howard showed Brook Lopez why he is the best center in the league Friday night, throwing Lopez completely off his game while posting monster numbers.

Howard finished the contest with 30 points, 16 rebounds and one block, shooting a surprising 12-16 from the charity stripe.

Lopez, however, cannot say the same, posting only 10 points and five rebounds. At one point, Lopez was 0-13 from the field before finishing an easy layup over Orlando's backup center, Marcin Gortat.

While this was certainly one of the most disappointing performances in Lopez's young career, it should serve as a great learning experience moving forward. 

Howard completely exposed Lopez's inability to back down a stronger opponent, often forcing him into tough, off-balance shots. Even when Lopez tried to evade Howard with numerous pump fakes, he just would not bite.

Yet, considering that Lopez, the Nets leading scorer, did not make a field goal until late in the third quarter, his team did a fairly decent job of sticking around against a better and more talented squad.

The Nets led by as many as 10 points in the first half, when eve ...

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