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Old 11-13-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Nov 13: Nets at Kings game thread



The 2-4 Nets (winless on the road) take on the 1-5 Kings on the first game of their three game road trip.

The Brooklyn Nets kick off a three-game West Coast swing in Sacramento, when they face the Kings on Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena. Heres what well be watching for:

0-FER THE ROAD: The Nets (2-4) are 0-3 on the road this season, losing in Cleveland, Orlando and Washington. But they are hoping to come together on this road trip. Brooklyn has dropped two winnable games in a row to the Wizards and Pacers. The Nets need to execute better both at the end of quarters and at the end of games.

GOTTA BE BETTER: Kevin Garnett is averaging just six points on 32.1 percent shooting. The Nets are 11 points per 100 possessions better defensively when hes off the court. Granted, its early. Still, KG is 37. We need a greater sample size, but he needs to pick up his game. Hes said hed like to be more aggressive. Hes said that before. Meanwhile, Deron Williams is coming off his best game of the season Saturday night (17 points, 10 assists) and is, as he put it, starting to fee like his old self. This is a very good sign.

SACTOWN: The Kings (1-5) have lost five straight games. Sacramento is tied with the Nets at 22nd in offensive efficiency. But the Kings are the worst defensive team in the NBA, giving up a staggering 107.2 points per 100 possessions. DeMarcus Cousins has been a bright spot. The 23-year-old center is averaging 23.5 points and 9.7 rebounds, and has a Player Efficiency Rating of 27.89.

INJURY REPORT: Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) did not make the trip with the team and will miss at least the next three games. Also, Tornike Shengelia was sent back to down the D-League. Kings report no significant injuries, if that's not the case let me know.

Starters
PG D. Williams 10.8 G. Vasquez 9.0
SG J. Johnson 13.2 M. Thornton 8.7
SF P. Pierce 13.7 J. Salmons 4.8
PF K. Garnett 6.0 P. Patterson 5.7
C B. Lopez 20.2 D. Cousins 23.5

The Nets need a 2-1 (at least) trip starting here to calm everyone's nerves and change the narrative from Garnett is old and D-Will is horrible to "it will take the Nets time to jell". Otherwise the scrutiny will grow and grow and it could force unnecessary lineup changes and such.

My 2 cents (not asked for): Can Kidd look engaged and not so aloof? He looks lost out there. I'm not saying he is lost, but he looks lost, and I don't see how that is inspiring or helpful at all in setting any kind of tone out there.
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Default Re: Brooklyn Nets at Sacramento Kings November 13th 10:00pm Game Thread

The Kings will attempt the break the leagues decibel record tonight. For more, click on the link.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...9828--nba.html
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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The Kings will attempt the break the leagues decibel record tonight. For more, click on the link.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...9828--nba.html
Are those screams of frustrations from the fans?
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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Are those screams of frustrations from the fans?
Possibly. I won't be watching tonight's game. Got work at 8 tomorrow and not going to watch Kevin shoot 10 shots and only make 3 of them and idiot Andray Blatche turn the ball over three times a game and play no defense.. Or deron suck the life out of the entire game. Brook, Joe and Paul have been great so far though. Keep it up you three.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Brooklyn Nets at Sacramento Kings November 13th 10:00pm Game Thread

That picture.

Will rep if somebody can crop Garnett's head out and make it a smiley/emoticon.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:20 PM   #6
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Default Re: Brooklyn Nets at Sacramento Kings November 13th 10:00pm Game Thread

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The Kings will attempt the break the leagues decibel record tonight. For more, click on the link.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...9828--nba.html

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The Sacramento Kings have notified the Guinness Book of World Records that they will attempt to set a new world record for noise in an indoor arena when the team takes on the Detroit Pistons on Nov. 15 on ESPN.

So nah, not tonight.

They also said in the link that the loudest crowd roar is 106.6 decibels recorded during a second time-out in the third quarter of the the LA Clippers v Milwaukee Bucks game at Bradley Centre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, on 20 December 2008.



Didn't those Warriors games in the "We Believe" era against Dallas when they had that decibel meter all game get well over that?
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:45 PM   #7
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Should be like every other game this year for the Kings where it's Cousins/Thomas and a sprinkle of Ben Mclemore vs an entire team since they are surronded by a bunch sand bags who brick open shots like they are getting paid to miss.

Hopefully we can grab a rebound and get some easy points this game and BK keeps playing like garbage otherwise it's going to be another long night. Prediticng Isaiah Thomas has a big night his foot speed is better than probs every Net combined no way they stay in front of him.

Also hoping they start Prince Luke@PF and Outlaw@SF and hopefully Salmons and Thornton get DNP's.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:55 PM   #8
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Default Re: Brooklyn Nets at Sacramento Kings November 13th 10:00pm Game Thread

rumor has it ben mac and IT are starting tonight. curious to see how this starting 5 can play together.
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rumor has it ben mac and IT are starting tonight. curious to see how this starting 5 can play together.
SPLASH BROTHERS 2.0, Vasquez has not made the ball movement any better tbh so it will be the same as last year and Ben does not need the ball to score and his off the ball movement with Thomas/Cousins should work. I got a feeling we are going to get posted up to death but with Johnson/Williams/Pierce out there but.
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Should be like every other game this year for the Kings where it's Cousins/Thomas and a sprinkle of Ben Mclemore vs an entire team since they are surronded by a bunch sand bags who brick open shots like they are getting paid to miss.

Hopefully we can grab a rebound and get some easy points this game and BK keeps playing like garbage otherwise it's going to be another long night. Prediticng Isaiah Thomas has a big night his foot speed is better than probs every Net combined no way they stay in front of him.

Also hoping they start Prince Luke@PF and Outlaw@SF and hopefully Salmons and Thornton get DNP's.
I wouldn't quite call the Nets struggles playing like garbage. They lost close games that they failed to win solely in the last minute of regulation. They lost to the Cavs by four thanks to an Anderon V. jump shot with 30 seconds left. Then they lost to the Wizards while having an eight point lead with four minutes to go. Then they lose a toe-to-toe game with the Pacers. We could easily be 5-2 and atop the east right now except late turnovers have killed us. anyways, won't watch this game and let's hope the nets can stop sucking dick on the turnover department and also the second half defense department. in the first half the nets are 5th in defensive rating and 29th in the second half. a disparity such as that is not excusable whatsoever and the nets need to pick their shit up.
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#MCLEMORE FIRST CAREER START, removing eMTpty from the starting line up
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:11 PM   #12
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#MCLEMORE FIRST CAREER START, removing eMTpty from the starting line up
JT starting over 2Pat too. Malone lived up to those change promises, but I wish Salmons wasn't starting...

But yeah, big moment for Kings and McLemore. Let's hope its the start of a bright future.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:21 PM   #13
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Cousins has to go inside, great cut/pass by Ben Mac to Cuz something for the future. BIG MAC!!! with the alley, Vasquez having his best game so far probs cause he facing another slow PG in Williams he can actually stay in front of him.

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Jason Kidd needs to find a way to get joe open looks. There's absolutely no reason why joe hasn't attempted a field goal yet.
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Jason Kidd needs to find a way to get joe open looks. There's absolutely no reason why joe hasn't attempted a field goal yet.
They should post him up Mclemore is fairly weak in the post.
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