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Nets' Poor Defense, Worse Offense Leads to Second Summer Loss

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Is it possible to hit the rookie wall in mid-July? With the starting five shooting 16-for-44 and the team's perimeter defense porous, the Nets fell to the Warriors, 108-84, in their first game of the Rocky Mountain Revue. Julius Hodge was the lone bright spot, scoring 20 points, grabbing 10 boards and passing out three assists, all off the bench. After a miserable 1-for-6 first half, Brook Lopez finished with 16 and 6 while Marcus Williams picked up 14 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Ryan Anderson shot 25% overall and 0-for-4 from downtown while Jaycee Carroll never got untracked, going 1-for-7. Rookie Anthony Randolph had 16, and two non-roster players, Anthony Morrow and Dion Dowell, led the Warriors with 23 and 20. The Nets did dominate the paint, 48-38, but let the Warriors shot 56 percent from deep.