Terrence Ross unable to back up big mouth

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Remember back in mid-March when Terrence Ross talked about the Nets on Reddit and how he'd like to meet them in the playoffs?

Question:

Who do you think is best at setting picks in the NBA, and why is it Amir Johnson?

Ross:

best at setting picks is kevin garnett because he sets illegal screens but he never gets caught. he’ll literally hold you and you can’t get around him.

Question:

Also, who do you want as a first round matchup in the playoffs?

Ross:

i want brooklyn personally.

Ah yes, the arrogance of youth.  Well in case you haven't been following the second year forward's performance so far in his dream match-up, let us fill you in.  He's scored 10 points ... total. He's shooting 18.8 percent overall and 18.2 percent from deep. He has eight fouls and six turnovers in those 60 minutes as well.

Magical.

Ross says he can't figure it out. So it must be the refs. "It’s pretty physical but, at the same time, you can’t be too physical because I tried doing that and almost fouled out," he said Friday following the morning shootaround. "You just have to try and match it."

Still, he can't complain. "I’m having fun," he said. "It’s a learning experience for me. It’s my first time doing this so I’m just kind of picking it up as I go along."

It's not as if he wasn't warned. "S---, you better be careful what tree you bark up. He better be careful," Andray Blatche told the Daily News back then. "He’s probably just saying that because he had a good game against us. But I don’t think that’s really what he meant or what he really, really wants."

Really.

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