Another game, another loss for the Brooklyn Nets. And so much worse.
Similar to what we've seen over the course of the young season, the Nets were unable to hit threes and play a full 48-minute game. They lost to the Bucks 94-86 in a game that notoriously saw Brook Lopez exit early due to a right foot injury.
It's also the sixth straight game the Nets didn't crack 100 points. It's getting really bad.
The Nets played well enough to stick with the Bucks for three quarters, up until Thaddeus Young came up limping and Brook Lopez headed to the locker room after calling for a sub.
Just when things looked like they couldn't get any worse.
Thad returned, but by then it was too late. The Nets were already down 13. Lopez was still nowhere to be found. He finished leading Nets scorers with 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting. It was later announced by Sarah Kustok that Lopez had a sore right foot. The same foot he had THREE surgeries on. Luckily, the X-Rays came back negative.
You start wondering when/if things will ever go the Nets way.
The Bucks extended the lead to 15 following 17-8 run in the fourth quarter. With Lopez out, the Nets looked completely lost on the offensive end.
One of the very few positives: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with seven rebounds and five assists, with four of his assists ending in Brook Lopez conversions. Hollis-Jefferson may not be much of a threat to score, but when he penetrates to the hole, the floor seems to open up for Lopez to get easy shots.
Other than that, there wasn't much to be happy with.
--Jarrett Jack committed five of the Nets' 18 turnovers.
--The Nets hit their first three 37 minutes into the game, finished 3-of-9 on the night.
--Joe Johnson shot 3-of-10 from the floor.
--The list can go on and on, but that would be useless.
Jerryd Bayless appears to be the newest Nets killer after finishing with 20 points & 10 assists. Greg Monroe, or "Moose" as they call him in Milwaukee, scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
The Bucks outplayed the Nets again -- mostly in the second half when Lopez and Young went down.
The Nets are now 0-7 on the season. This was game one of four on the road for the Nets, and if they're without Brook Lopez, how ugly can this thing get?
Their next chance for their first win: Wednesday at Houston.
Meanwhile, Bill Simmons continues to troll the Nets:
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