Summer League Nets finish at 1-4 after blowout loss to Rockets

Jeff Gross

The game wasn't even televised, which may have disappointed those who wanted a look at Sergey Karasev, the newest Net. Based on its general sloppiness, outcome --and all the news Friday afternoon -- it wasn't missed. With Mason Plumlee and Jorge Gutierrez sitting with minor injuries, the Rockets beat the Nets by 26, 101-75. The Nets finished 1-4 in the Orlando Summer League.

The game wasn't without some high notes. Cory Jefferson, who the Nets picked at No. 60 on Draft Night, continued his strong play, finishing with 19 points, seven boards and three blocks. He's filled in neatly for Plumlee, averaging 11.4 points and shooting 70 percent overall and almost 90 percent from the line.  Karasev, who arrived in Orlando on Thursday, started slowly but scored eight points late, including two three's, and finished with 11 points along with three assists and three rebounds. The 6'7" Russian started at shooting guard alongside Xavier Thames.

Markel Brown had one skyhigh dunk and ended up with nine points For the five games, Brown averaged 10 points and shot 52.9 percent overall and 40 percent from three. He still has ball-handling issues that make him a tweener bit expect him to get a guaranteed deal at some point.

Marquis Teague had an inconsistent summer league but remains low on the Nets depth chart.

For the Rockets, Arizona's Nick Johnson had another scintillating dunk and a triple double, with 15, 10 and 10.

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