New Jersey Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Disappointing Effort from Nets in Loss

March 19th, 2011 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
The New Jersey Nets suffered their second consecutive loss against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night, making their recent five-game winning streak a distant memory.

New Jersey obviously has a ton of improvements to make both in its play and with offseason roster moves, and as I've preached all year, fans need to patient with this team. Just the fact that the Nets had been able to put together five wins in a row is sign of marked improvement and reason for optimism going forward.

It's not so much the loss to the Bucks that was upsetting, though. It's the manner in which it went down.

Struggling offensively against their past two opponents is understandable. Chicago, whom they played Thursday night, is the best defensive team in the league. Milwaukee isn't so bad itself, ranking sixth overall in opponent field-goal percentage and third in points allowed.

The problem with Friday night's loss is just how awful the Nets were defensively.

Standing in stark contrast to its ability to get stops, Milwaukee ranks dead last in both points scored and field-goal percentage on the offensive end. The team scores just over 90 PPG and has h ...

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