Fourth Quarter Turnovers Cost Nets Against Pelicans, Drop Eighth Straight

With no Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Nets in Brooklyn, as the Nets drop their eighth straight game. The Brooklyn Nets now have the worst record in the league, 8-30.

The Brooklyn Nets shot an abysmal 9-of-42 (21 percent) from three (every player for the Nets attempted a three), but tied with the Pelicans in rebounds and turnovers. Regardless of the terrible three-point percentage, head coach Kenny Atkinson spoke of the motion offense and how the Nets need to keep believing in each other and shooting open shots.

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Brook Lopez scored 20 points (50 percent shooting) with six rebounds, and Sean Kilpatrick scored 18 points (50 percent shooting) with seven rebounds.

At the end of the first, the Nets trailed the Pelicans 35-31. Lopez, Trevor Booker, Isaiah Whitehead,and Bojan Bogdanovic were all tied in scoring with eight points. Jrue Holiday had the game-high with 10 points. Brooklyn would go on an 8-0 run to take a three point lead in the second quarter.

Brooklyn outscored New Orleans 26-16 in the second to give them a 57-51 at halftime. Lopez…