Bruce Brown was accomplishing his customary unsung factors through Recreation 3, but he was not able to believe the starring role on a person of the closing possessions in the Nets’ 1st decline of the second round Thursday towards the Bucks.
Brown, building his next consecutive start in place of James Harden, established a personal playoff large with 16 details in 38 minutes. But rather of acquiring Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving with the activity on the line, Brown skipped a lefty travel with six seconds remaining in the Nets’ 86-83 reduction in Milwaukee.
With the Nets trailing by 1 place following Jrue Holiday’s go-ahead drive with 11.4 seconds to go, Brown experienced the ball at the leading of the important and produced a move towards the basket, but his shot appeared to be altered by ex-Net middle Brook Lopez.
Questioned if the Nets bought the “looks they wanted” on their ultimate possessions, Steve Nash replied: “You can often go again and look at a video game and be like, would have favored this player to shoot or whichever. … Would I want Kevin or Ky shooting every single single ball? Of course, but that’s not normally the way it performs out. We can learn from it. We can develop. We bought excellent appears at times that just didn’t go in for us.”
“I’m snug. This has been my purpose all yr, so I’m heading to continue on to do what I do,” Brown reported right after the game.
The 6-foot-4 Brown experienced performed well once again all over, netting 4 straight Brooklyn baskets by way of the choose-and-roll throughout a 15-2 operate as the Nets chipped away at what experienced been an early 21-issue deficit.
“We started off participating in together. I was the 1 to get the buckets, but we had been just participating in together,” Brown stated. “We ended up playing with pace. We have been just making an attempt to display screen for every other, and I was just the one scoring.”
Brown, who registered 13 details in 26 minutes in Activity 2 in Brooklyn, appeared to occur up hobbling after grabbing a defensive rebound with about 4 minutes remaining in regulation. He remained in the activity right until fouling out next his very last-next skip.
“We have a couple of stop-of-recreation plays that we like to follow and run through and we experienced an option to execute and we unsuccessful to do so, so it finished up in Bruce’s fingers with a contested layup,” Irving reported. “Usually Bruce places us in a great situation to at least have some thing at the rim that goes in, but tonight it just didn’t go for us.
“So it is not on him, it’s not on any one person. We have just bought to execute. They really have been actual physical on us down the extend and built it tough so gotta give them credit.”