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SportsCastr, we're coming to you here in the fourth quarter of the Phoenix Nets matchup with just over six minutes to play.
I'm just gonna go in Touch base here.
I was gonna come in towards into the fourth quarter, but this one obviously just never got back within reach for the Brooklyn Nets.
Gonna get just a couple of closing thoughts and then a CZ always will be directing to head on over to the We got next podcast.
Doug and myself will be getting on early this week and wrapping up this game looking ahead at the Jazz match up as well.
And there's certainly some things that dissect from this one.
The easy takeaways or just the defense is not been a presence here for the Brooklyn Nets.
Certainly in this one, as we watch here early in the fourth quarter.
Just in case you're wondering, this is now the backups that Aaron Claxton came in early in the fourth quarter gave a little bit of a room with the starters.
But then ultimately, as this one's gotten out of hand in 1 17 95 all the starters have pulled off for Brooklyn while the Phoenix Suns are still mixing in some of their guys.
I think you'll see Rubio Booker and those guys can come off the court shortly.
The Nets never got back into a rhythm.
They pulled it a little bit closer there in the second quarter, unable to really get in tight going into halftime.
Then ultimately, in the third quarter and down in the fourth, just, you know, a total lack of consistency on the defensive end.
You see missed assignments on slashing players.
You saw Tori on Prince get beat on a couple of back to her cuts.
You saw guys not closing out on perimeter shooters, which is something that we called for 1/2 time when we took a look at this game.
And, you know, overall, when we go into the numbers a little bit here, basically, it shows the sons had consistency.
Ricky Rubio really did a fantastic job of leading this team, finding the open shooters.
He also was able to get to the basket when he wanted to, as well had a couple of nights up in under scoops.
But there wasn't really a lot of resistance on the decent offensive side of the ball.
In spite of pain's getting into early foul trouble.
Three in the first quarter, he still played into the second half finished.
I'll say quote unquote, because ends up with 14 points without having to actually finish out.
The game hasn't been on the floor for the last handful of minutes at this point.
Now you know, the themes that we've seen here have been turnovers, which were still a bit of an issue here for the Nets, the lack of consistent close outs and defensive marking and then even on the offensive side of the bowl.
You know, part of the issue that you're running into is that you're not making other teams work enough leading games.
We've seen the Nets struggle and even coming out of halftime.
We highlighted this in the pregame about how the Nets have not been successful in second half of games.
The middle will be strong and first half and then coming to third quarters, and this one was no different.
Getting outscored only put up 20 points in the third, being handled right now in the fourth quarter as well when you look into these numbers for a coach that Kenny Atkinson, who is a strong system guy who out of timeouts draws of quality plays, it's interesting that adjustments don't unnecessarily get made at half time.
The way you'd like to see them.
The other side of that again, is just that this is a team still finding its rhythm, so I don't want to overreact to this.
You have to put it in context as well.
That Ah, young Phoenix Suns team that struggled mightily last year has clearly turned the corner.
You know Ricky Rubio.
It is a nice point guard leading this team now Devin Booker is coming into his own here.
Put up 23 in this one, essentially playing a little over 3/4.
So you know this is a team that is far different from what you saw last year on the court, and the Brooklyn Nets her for a difference. He's as well.
The guy that I'm gonna highlight here before we get out of this one is Nicholas Klaxon.
I talked about him following the Portland game.
I cold formed t make an appearance in the Portland game with the absence of DeAndre Jordan.
And in spite of the Andre Jordan being in this one and playing effective will get into the numbers on the podcast.
But Nicholas Claxton, to me in his limited action here you saw showed out on perimeter shooters, took a nice lob from Spencer.
Didn't Woody and put that down.
I just think that at some point Kenny Atkinson is going to need to utilize them.
Or often they mentioned a halftime in this one that the reason why it's difficulty a klaxon minutes right now is DeAndre.
Jordan comes back and you have those two bigs.
But for me, when I look at clacks and I look at, you know he's labeled as a power forward, so that's where he needs to be on the floor.
So I don't see any reason why he can't be paired out there at the same time with Jared Allen or with the DeAndre Jordan.
And then, if you do that, it means that a guy like Tori on Prince conflicts down into the three.
You can then utilize Joe Harris and the two at some point, or you can still go with Kyrie, Irving and Caris. Levert.
You have to guard positions.
But I just think that it brings a different dynamic in a different level of athleticism for this team that over the course of this season, they're gonna have to acknowledge their lacking.
Specifically when DeAndre Jordan is on the court.
This isn't about, you know, beating the DeAndre Jordan drum in terms of what he doesn't bring to the table.
But the reality is, is you know, he is what he is.
You can utilize him defensively.
He can be a presence he can throw down the alley.
Oops, offensively, But you're not getting much more, Adam.
This is by far the most active game that we've seen from this year.
And yet it still doesn't move the needle in terms of net positive rating on a cord.
And more importantly, in terms of the wins and losses and where the score gets away from you and some of these late in this one we're seeing crew is now getting back on the court again.
We saw him use it, get a bit of a run.
I think over the early part of the season is well, it is going to be about getting some of these younger players into their own rhythm because they're gonna need to be contributors as you move through the year.
And, you know, in mulling this over the Nets, being a 500 team is okay.
It's all right to see them kind of coming up and down on some of these games because, you know, you get a win against Portland, a team that's struggling for sure.
It has their own issues.
But you saw some of the positives that this Nets team could have and how offensively was seen throughout the year that this could be a very effective team as we watch him use it, shoot down the lane and get a little lay up again, hopefully building some confidence in a 1 24 to 99 game here with just over three and 1/2 minutes to play.
But you know every game is going to bring its own sets of positives and then its own set of negatives.
We didn't see an offensive rhythm that this game.
It was way too much.
Spencer didn't Woody on his own Caris Levert on his own.
Even Kyrie Irving, you know, trying to take it himself and do it all.
You're gonna need to develop that rhythm and cohesion amongst these players if you're going to play and beat the better teams.
And right now is the Sun's move to six and three early season.
They are a good team, especially in the Western Conference, let alone overall in the n b A.
So you can see the disparity between where we are currently and where other teams that are in a solid rhythm find themselves.
And that's probably what you need to look to accomplish as we head through these next I'll say, Well, you got three more games on the road trip before you get back home.
So you know, just trying to find consistency is such a big component of it.
And as we see with Musa and Karoo, Kes and Klaxon getting these runs here, these air good minutes for them to get it's garbage time.
But they still get to develop a rhythm.
And as we watch a nice al you two Claxton throwing it down again, showing athleticism.
And it's not the same way that you see DeAndre Jordan flatfooted under the basket, going up, putting one down.
This is an active role of the rim from Claxton.
He's elevating and taking over 5 to 7 feet going towards the basket.
And it offers you a lot of different ability from playcalling standpoint.
Again, these are things that I've called for.
You've heard Doug and I talked about this on the we got nits podcast, and as you as you're moving through now, 10 11 12 games into the season, you're starting to see some of these things come to fruition.
That being said at 1 30 to 101 clip here with 2 40 to go.
We're gonna go ahead and wrap ourselves up here and I'll just take a quick look inside the numbers on the stat lines and give you a couple of takeaways on what we saw from some of the players here inside the starting lineup.
You know, Tori on Prince, Jared Allen, the vert, Irving and Harris, those of the main bodies that get on the floor for you to start this one again.
No Tori on Prince three or three or five from the field.
This now makes a couple of games in a row where he hasn't necessarily been as effective offensively, we're not going to get into necessarily the net positive ratings, because when you're getting blown out in a game, everybody's gonna come up negative.
But it didn't seem like he was a lot of the action again.
It speaks and not having a rhythm and utilizing your teammates and getting into an offensive flow.
I thought you looked okay early, but the fouls came quickly for him in that second quarter, and that's obviously gonna basically shoot any opportunity in the foot in terms of him having an effective game.
You talk about Joe Harris again.
He only shoots two of six from the field.
Old four from three point range, you know never gets into is whether this makes two in a row for him going into the bench rules.
I thought that, you know, Spencer did what he was giving you something early in this, But once the game gets to a certain point, everybody starts suppressed.
He even Spencer ended when he threw up a couple of of you know, less than stellar three point attempts early in the shot clock, and I think that that's another component of this too.
for the Nets team is even in games when you're down 10 15 20 points, coming down the floor and hoisting up that shot with 1920 seconds on the play clock, You're just you're moving too quickly away from what's gonna be effective long term.
It doesn't mean it's gonna win you a game.
But working through your offense and trying to develop a rhythm is far more valuable on a missed shot.
Then hoisting up in making a you know, a Phantom three at the end of the day is Ah, Hollis stat line, and all it does is make an individual look better in a given game as opposed to the team growing and becoming more effective as a unit.
You know, Kyrie Irving goes 7 to 16 1 of one of one of five from the three point range as well, 15 points, very disjointed game for everybody.
Overall, there's not really a lot of highlights here.
I did touch on klaxon.
He's now played through 10 minutes at a 1 33 2103 and right there this is miss for a music on a three pointer clacks and flies to the Lane grabs the rebound, drops it off to Nawab A and he drops it in for a bucket. Athleticism.
Young, high energy guy that can be effective for this team.
So we'll dive into these fat lines over on the We got Nets podcast for short.
Beyond basically just being a game where the Phoenix Suns were a better team form or effective early came out high Energy came out of a much higher pace than the Nets did and ultimately close this one out.
It was, you know, this is a wired, a wire victory for the Phoenix Suns and a solid one for them.
And just another growing pain for, ah, new roster in the Brooklyn Nets and trying to figure out how you're going to move forward and win games, not just throughout the season.
But the ultimate goal is playoff time.
What is your plan going to be to stop other teams? Because, as good as we are offensively, we're off.
We're not getting stops, so we only have one formula to win, and that's out shooting the other team.
And when you don't get that opportunity early in the game against Phoenix, it spells disaster from the word go, and that's what we saw in this one, you know, other than that the Nets only shot 22% from beyond the arc.
That's obviously not a key success for them.
Bright spot, if you want to call it, is that they went 16 to 17 fromthe line.
That's 94% obviously a high clip there.
You got to feel good about that, but would have liked to see them again.
Continue to get the line more effectively.
Shot 47% from the field through this point of the game, now down to 28 seconds left in the 4th 1 38 1 10 a 20.
8 deficit, as the Nets will look to basically drive out this clock.
Looks like I'll have to put a one more shot here before we're done.
Phoenix Suns, 50 Just under 53% from the field, 44% from beyond the arc, you know, on shooting 15 and 19 fromthe line at 78%.
So you know that basically spells the tale of the tape here.
One when you needed to be in a rhythm and then, of course, as we always love to point to.
We've been doing it every single game this year.
17 turnovers for the Brooklyn Nets.
Just six for the Phoenix Suns leads toe transition buckets.
Easy looks for your opponent, and that's how you found yourself consistently down throughout the game.
This one officially is wrapped up here after a junk time basket.
1 38 Tow 1 12 The Brooklyn Nets full to the Phoenix Suns, and they will now look ahead to the game on Tuesday night with the Utah Jazz.
Another tough matchup is gonna have to regroup, identify mistakes, try to correct them and just took this one behind you.
I don't think you really want to dissect too much of this beyond again.
Finding consistency and rhythm.
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I will be going with a live full game play by play on the Tuesday night match up with the Utah Jazz.
So if you want to check in with me, I'll be starting at about 10 minutes, probably before game time, going through my usual game notes and seeing some things that we can look out from a matchup standpoint and then I'm gonna ride it straight through.
We're going wire the wire with halftime wrap up and in the postgame close out as well, and hopefully there'll be some new things that we can gleam from the Brooklyn Nets.
As as we try to roll this over, I will be calling for more Nicholas Nicholas Claxton.
I will be wondering what's gonna happen with use and COO roots, and some of the younger players that have been seen there minutes kind of slide here.
So that will do it for us here.
Once again, 1 38 to 1 12 Final loss for the Brooklyn Nets at the Phoenix Suns.
Highlight players being Ricky Rubio with great facilitation on the offensive side of the ball, and Devin Booker knocking down with Baines and limited action.
Doing some heavy lifting, contributing 14 points, you know.
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I just want to make sure that we throw that out there because I want to drive the content the direction that people were looking to have it go, and I'm gonna go ahead and hang in here just a little bit longer for the people that are kind of tuning in here as that game wrapped up and I'll just give the brief rundown once again.
This was, Ah, game where the Brooklyn Nets struggled to have continuity from an offensive perspective.
Played a lot of single man on the bowl, did not move it around very well on the perimeter.
And we're not very effective from the outside shooting.
Certainly, which is going to hinder their ability to be successful as we are, Ah, three point team and then, obviously defensively give 138 points.
It's a recipe for disaster.
You saw Ricky Rubio moving throughout the lane, finding open looks he was able to penetrate and also get to the basket, and that will in this one.
We also saw Baines have a ton of success early.
He got into early foul trouble, but it didn't really matter.
Phoenix was then able to catch Jared Allen on a couple of may be questionable moving violation screens that he was setting.
Kenny Atkinson certainly wasn't happy with it.
But when Jared Allen gets into early foul trouble, takes a big man off the floor.
DeAndre Jordan comes in and while he showed a little bit more certainly effort and athleticism in this one, ultimately, I don't know if there's gonna be any recipe for success here and just to run through the stat lines that we saw from the Phoenix Suns again, you had Devin Booker going 10 to 14 from the field.
This is a guy who, if you were wrong with us during the pregame, Andy Markowitz was speaking very highly of not just because he had him in the we got Mets Fantasy Basketball League, but because he has turned on this year and really taking a big step forward in his game four or five from from downtown three of three from the line through in, by the way, nine assists in this one.
So that sneaky line there, where he was contributing high end at 27 points on this one but also was facilitating for the rest of his teammates so that that cannot be overlooked.
And you combine that with the efforts of Ricky Rubio, who kicked in a double double with 12 assists and 22 points.
That's how that's how you go, the successful backcourt.
And that's a lot of what you're hoping and expecting from the likes of Kyrie and Caris.
Levert, right? We know what Kyrie is going to be on.
We're still kind of waiting for Caris Levert to find that rhythm where they can be This tandem that has the opportunity to score and also facilitate tonight for Kyrie Irving Little bit of an off night in spite of shooting 7 to 16 from the field, which is a line You're okay with one of six from the on New York and just 15 points in this one again.
We're not gonna dive into too much of the net ratings because everybody look bad here.
But he was minus 31 that snaps his eight games streak of scoring 20 plus points for the Brooklyn Nets to start his next career.
You know, beyond that, I'm going to go ahead and just open this up here for a minute.
To Andi Mack, a whiskey.
I just want to make sure that we do give some of the additional fan base here and opportunity to check in on our clothes out protest as I just rotate the screen and welcome in Andi Mack, What's what would you have first? Well, Adam, I think this is one of those games were, uh, on that.
Fans like myself will kind of push this to the side and start thinking about the next one.
It is a long road trip that they're on, and I think, uh, less about this game more about the next game against the Utah Jazz.
I think that's important.
Is what do they need to clean up from this game that will help them in the next game against the Jazz? Yeah, and it's the highlight that we talk about every game because I keep looking for it.
It's eliminated turnovers, and this is a team that averages 20 and the average 19.
9 coming into this 1 17 So you want to talk that up and say, what an improvement.
They've made the drop dead number by three, But in a garbage time game like this, you really don't get ineffective.
Gauge that I would argue that this game been tighter.
You would have seen probably 2022 turnovers from them, so they need to eliminate the turnovers at all costs.
I don't know what what needs to get done outside of the sense of focus, but eliminating turnovers is certainly one of them.
And then defensive side of the bull, you know, sticking with your assignments and maybe even more importantly, I mentioned about staying with your man earlier at halftime.
We've, we've seen it.
It's the growing pains of new players on new teams, but we've seen a lot of times after what looks like an easy bucket, there is always either DeAndre Jordan looking over at Kyrie Kyrie, Irving looking at Jared Allen.
There's nothing there.
You know, it's not a shouting match between two players, but it's certainly two guys that are saying, Hey, I thought and you weren't and that's, you know, eight games, nine games in.
I don't know if I'm going to sit here and say that that's gonna be a long term issue, but it's still something that we're seeing.
So at some point, finding that rhythm with one another on the defensive side of the bowl is going to be the only way that this team seems long term success of the season.
Yeah, I think this game got out of hand very early, even though the Nets brought it back and there were thin to 42.
42 like yet you thought maybe that was the point.
More than that, Nets, we're gonna sell down, say, All right, we're gonna stick defensively.
We can get into our rhythm And, you know, the T the credit of the sons.
They went on a little bit of a run there, and they extended to about 14.
15 right before halftime.
You know, I think this is one of those games where you can look at it.
The Nets are in a long, long like road.
They have a couple of Game two of the five game of the five game West Coast, and Utah is gonna be a pivotal game.
And the sun So that credit have been playing while they're five and three.
No one ever thought they were gonna be this good.
I just think you know whatever's happened today, as in as a Mets fan, you wanna wash this out of your brain? But you also need to think about what can we clean up? Because while the Jets have not been playing toe where they think they are, they're still a team that I think is a top 14 in the West.
Yeah, and you know, and certainly you go back a handful of games and look at the Detroit match up and say, coming into that one, you felt like it was coming off of the Houston Rockets win.
And you said, Puff out your chest Here, knock down a teen.
It's without some starters, and you certainly feel like is a winnable game and the Nets come out flat in that one.
This is kind of the same thing in the other direction.
You're coming off a loss where you knew a Phoenix is coming in, playing strong basketball.
Now you have an opportunity.
Like you said, this wouldn't put it in your rear view.
Move on to Utah team.
That is not maybe where they want to be just yet this season.
And just try to get yourself right and again early on here.
This is what you're going to see from the Brooklyn Nets.
You're going to see up and down games you're gonna hear Kenny Atkinson talk about specifics that are not relative relative to the idea of you got blown out 1 38 to 1 12 That's not where Kenny Atkinson, this coaching staff mind is right now.
They're going micro on everything and saying, Did we see improvements in areas? And in this game, I think you would say we saw lapses in areas and that's what we're gonna focus on.
But you're not going to hear a lot of talk from this team about.
This is a concern.
We need to Whatever you know, what they're gonna say is we need to get defensive stops, we stop turnovers.
And right now those are the two biggest issues that this team faces.
The offense has been sorting itself out.
That's what they're going to address until they get it done.
But I think to your point your two games into a West Coast swing, just you will you want to try to do is you can come out three and two on this trip.
That's obviously a win.
Then get yourself back home with the Indiana Pacers as you head towards the holiday season.
As a matter of fact, so you know that That's really the biggest takeaway here from from From Us.
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So he's gonna break down some of these numbers and some players that maybe you're having positive takeaways on you may not realize down in the weeds, down in the margins on this stuff.
They're doing more damage than good, and we've harped on this a little bit.
DeAndre Jordan is kind of that is kind of that sample size there where the eye test tells you he's putting up these numbers on a stat line, but then you go deep inside of them and you realize the detriment, and it could be defensively and deficiencies that he can even have on the offensive side of the ball.
But, man, I could do that all night on DeAndre.
1 38 to 1 12 loss for the Brooklyn Nets will be heading towards the Utah Jazz matchup on Tuesday night, and I will be back doing a full play by play 10 games 10 minutes before game time and then concluding all the way through with a 10 minute postgame wrap ups.
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