So long 2013: Nets finish the year with yet another blow out, losing to the Spurs, 113-92

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The calendar year 2013 couldn't have gone any worse for the Brooklyn Nets. So, it only seemed fitting that they would head into San Antonio on New Year's Eve and were blown out by the Spurs. San Antonio ran away with this one early and dropped the Nets, 113-92.

Brooklyn found themselves down early and often in this one, giving up a double-digit lead midway through the first quarter, after San Antonio went on a 17-2 run. Defense optional? No, defense was nonexistent.

The Nets never could find their rhythm, as the Spurs did what they do best in dissecting the Nets, a far inferior team. Deron Williams had tweaked his ankle later in the second quarter, taking himself out of the game. From there the Spurs built up a 20-point lead, and carried a 59-36 lead into halftime. The Nets shot 32.6 percent in the first half. That's not going to get it done against the Spurs.

Game over at halftime.

In the third, the Nets found themselves down by 32 points, and trailed heading into the 4th quarter, 98-68. They made a little run against the Spurs' end of the bench, but ultimately lost 113-92. The Nets are 10-21 on the season.

Mason Plumlee continues to look "promising," and more importantly athletic, which is something this team greatly lacks. Plumlee finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds in 38 minutes. Nice effort, but really not much else to like about this one.

One positive note from this game, Andrei Kirilenko returned to action for the first time since November 4. He played just 11 minutes and contributed four points and one rebound, but it's good to see him back on the basketball court and here's to hoping he can stay healthy enough to become a major contributor for this team in 2014.

After the game, D-Will suggested the front office isn't planning any moves.

And Paul Pierce once again he's embarrassed by it all.

In the other locker room, Manu Ginobili had his own assessment.

For more on the Spurs, see: Pounding The Rock

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