Tony Parker scorched the Nets for 28 points, leading San Antonio in scoring. As a team, the Spurs went 12-of-19 from beyond the three-point line.
And the Nets didn’t help themselves. As a team, they turned the ball over 18 times resulting in 30 points for the Spurs.
The Nets led by 10 in the first quarter and San Antonio came back in the second quarter to go ahead by four at the half. But after the break, the Nets had a total breakdown, scoring only 29 points the rest of the way.
After the game, head coach P.J. Carlesimo didn’t have any explanation for what happened in the second half.
“I honestly don’t know, I think the players were obviously aware of it,” he said. “Having said that, it’s not the case every time we are trailing. We’ve also had some games where we hung in and came back and did some good things.”
The Nets were able to pull out a win, 89-84, against Indiana the following night, however it took extra time to do it.
The Nets were minus point guard Deron Williams, who is nursing a hurt ankle.
In his absence, the Nets got 25 points from Brook Lopez and a whopping 22 rebounds from Reggie Evans