Recap: Nets 86, Bucks 94 - Lopez goes down as Brooklyn remains winless
A loss to a red hot Milwaukee squad wouldn’t have been as bad as losing Brook Lopez. But unfortunately for the Nets, both happened on Saturday night.
Lopez exited the game before the start of the fourth quarter with a sore right foot. The x-rays after the game came back negative, but any time Lopez is out could be more time that the Nets keep a zero in the win column.
Before the injury, Lopez was leading the Nets with 20 points, and Brooklyn was trailing just 67-61 at the end of the third quarter. Once Lopez went down, the rest of the Nets were lost on offense and unable to complete a comeback. The team as a whole shot 41 percent from the field, and only 3-of-9 from beyond the arc, failing to score 100 points for the sixth time this season.
- The Nets join the Pelicans and the Sixers as the only teams that have not won a game yet this season.
- Brooklyn is now next to last place in points per game this season, averaging 91.2.
- Joe Johnson struggled to score, but picked up nine rebounds and led the team with six assists.
- Bojan Bogdanovic was a bright spot for Brooklyn, scoring 13 points off the bench and hitting two of the team’s three 3-pointers.
- The Nets actually outrebounded the Bucks 52-41.
- Andrea Bargnani (yes, that guy) is now the only healthy center on Brooklyn’s roster.