Avery Johnson says his team needed to get back to playing “Brooklyn Nets defense.”
Sorry, coach — it’s starting to look like they DID play Brooklyn Nets defense in Friday’s wimpy 109-102 home loss to Golden State:
D-Will’s not pleased with the pattern…
The Nets can’t seem to slow down sharpshooters when they get hot … and when the other team runs and guns, Brooklyn’s dead in the water.
You can’t really blame the Nets for allowing Miami and Oklahoma City to do their thing against them this week, but the undersized Golden State squad gave Brooklyn all kinds of opportunity to bully the Warriors.
It went the other way around, and the Nets need to figure out how to get the energy going on defense. When it’s not there, they seem a step slow on offense, too. Joe Johnson kept them in the game with 32, but too many untimely errors and careless passes doomed the Nets Friday. When they lose their focus on either end, the game gets away from them like it did in the second half at Miami. And again in the second half against Golden State.
“Our transition defense regressed … our problem is defense. We are not the same team defensively. Everything’s on the table right now, in terms of figuring out how to get our team out of this defensive funk.” -Avery Johnson
The Nets’ coach also is down on his team for hanging their heads throughout the second half.
…This will all start to fall at the feet of Avery pretty soon, as undermatched teams continue to come to Barclays Center and send the fans home bummed.