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Notebook: Nets’ streak hits 10, Rockets’ triple-flop + Jeremy Lin bobbleheads

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Nets Drop Their 10th Game In A Row

The Brooklyn Nets are plucky and they play hard, but that doesn’t compensate for a lack of talent which is becoming more obvious as the season rolls on. Playing without Jeremy Lin, who has played just 12 games this season with injury, and Brook Lopez, who was rested, the Nets were thumped by the Houston Rockets, 137-112.

“We could never stop them,” Nets’ coach Kenny Atkinson said post-game.  “I don’t think we stopped them the whole night.

“There was really no point in the game where I felt like we had them under control. They had their way inside and outside, so it was an impressive offensive effort by them, and then we were not up to par defensively.”

Things are bleak for Brooklyn right now.

Harden’s Triple-Double + Triple-Flop

James Harden’s triple-double (22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists) helped the Rockets put the brakes on their first losing streak of the season.

Harden also had a hand in the rarely seen triple-flop, along with Nets’ players Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Quincy Acy.

All three players dropped with the minimal contact.

Jeremy Lin Bobblehead Night

Even with Lin on the bench, the Nets celebrated Taiwanese heritage night by giving away a Jeremy Lin bobblehead to fans at Barclays Center. Lin is the NBA’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent.

When told about the giveaway, Houston coach Mike D’Antoni, who coached Lin in New York, jokingly said, “With the hairdo? So you can change the hair any way you want it?”

 

Feature image credit: AP

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