Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 11/15/12
  This one started off as we all thought it would-C’s looked tired & sloppy and were out-hustled by the Nets. After 1Q, Brooklyn was up 31-26 and the C’s had given-up 50% FG and already committed 6 turnovers. Things then started to turn around a bit in the 2nd. Behind some fantastic play from Bass and Barbosa, who had 10 pts in the quarter, the C’s pulled to within 3, 49-46 with a little over 2 minutes remaining in the half. But it was the 2nd chances and rebounding that snuffed the C’s tonight in the 1st two Q’s. Going into halftime, the Nets already had 15 offensive boards, and Joe Johnson’s three-pointer put Brooklyn up 59-50 at halftime. The short rest halftime rest sure didn’t seem to help the C’s at first. Brooklyn opened up the 3rd Q with a heavy dose of DWill and Brook Lopez. Their combined 10 points in barely over 2 minutes had the Nets up 12, 69-57 with 7:56 to go in the 3rd. Enter Paul Pierce. The Truth buried a triple off the glass, then exploded down the lane for 2, forcing
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