New Jersey Nets vs. Sacramento Kings: Turnovers, Offensive Rebounds Kill NJ

November 20th, 2010 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
The New Jersey Nets fell to the Sacramento Kings 86-81 Friday night, due mostly to their turnovers and the many second-chance opportunities given to the Kings.

The Nets had 17 turnovers on the night, seven of them coming from Devin Harris who had his first truly bad game of the season.

Harris went just 3-of-12 for 10 points. He did have eight assists, but they were negated by his turnovers.

Brook Lopez struggled as well, scoring just seven points while going 3-for-9. He finally hit double-digits in rebounds with 10, but just as Harris' turnovers cancel out his assists, Lopez's inability to score greatly reduces his overall value in this game.

For the team, their recent turnover binge is discouraging given that they had been improving in that department prior to this road trip. More on that at the end of the week.

The other main factor in this loss was the Kings' offensive rebounding.

The Nets again failed to effectively box out, tonight allowing Sacramento to grab 18 offensive boards.

New Jersey has quietly been one of the better defensive teams in the NBA this year, and tonight they held the Kings ...

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