NBA teams are prone to stinkers. They could occur at the tail end of a dense schedule. They could be a side effect of an injury bug. Or maybe one team is vastly superior to the other. In Wednesday’s case, it was none of the above.
No way Brooklyn wins Monday night’s game had it been played two weeks ago. Those Nets were a dying patient—old, slow and primed for burial even amongst the dreck that is the East.
In one night, Lionel Hollins and the Nets undid all those feel-good stories from their modest two-game winning streak coming out of the All-Star break.
Brooklyn Nets rookie Markel Brown has a broken bone in his right hand that will keep him from basketball activities for four to six weeks.
Brown, who is 6-foot-3, averaged 17.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season for Oklahoma State.
The Jayhawks have won the last nine Big 12 regular-season titles and they’re bringing in the best recruiting class they’ve had in years — but that doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily have the best team in the Big 12 next season.