Brooklyn Nets (22-15) 97
Indiana Pacers (23-15) 86
Not the way the Indiana Pacers wanted to finish up this week, and with a four game winning streak on the line. But a fourth quarter collapse really destroyed the Pacers in this game. They were up six points going into the fourth quarter, and Brooklyn goes on a run. A run that resulted in points, technical fouls, and a general let down by the Pacers. A Pacers team that has been so well defensively let the Nets run over them in the lane. It was just out of sorts for the team, and hopefully they can turn it around come Tuesday.
David West did all he could to carry the Pacers as he looked to dominate over Reggie Evans and he goes off for 27 points. Paul George came back from missing last night’s game and goes for his own 15 points. Roy Hibbert gets 6 points 7 rebounds. But the bigger story was each of those guys had more than 4 fouls, which hampered their defense.
Deron Williams does what he does and gets 22 points. He always plays well against the Pacers as he’s a tough guard for our point guards. Joe Johnson gets his own 20 points. It looks like those two guys are finally meshing together and learning how to play together, which could bode well for the Nets.
It was that fourth quarter that’s a let down for the team tonight. Only scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter after going into that fourth quarter by 6 points is disheartening. This team hasn’t collapsed much this season, but this one should be a blip on the radar. I think they’ll get back to winning Tuesday night since it’s a game against Charlotte. Then Wednesday is a game at Orlando, where a win is very possible. So right back in the win column.