Pistons Defeat ‘Average,’ Angry Nets
Times are not the happiest in Brooklyn at the moment for the Nets as a whole. They have shown glimpses of greatness since the trade that saw James Harden acquired to form a ‘big three’ along with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. But those glimpses are not very consistent, leading Irving to call the team ‘average’ after a 122-111 defeat to the woeful Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. The Pistons are now 6-18, far from the potential of a playoff berth, yet they caused the Nets to bicker and play sloppily in this one.
Jerami Grant- and not any of the aforementioned big three- was the star of the game, scoring a career-tying 32 points for the Pistons. Durant, of course, didn’t play due to his Covid-enforced isolation, but that’s not much of an excuse in truth. The Nets, now at 14-12 and just 4-7 on the road, are just not playing very good basketball. It was a third loss in a row and third from four games, underlining that serious changes need to take place- and soon.