Brooklyn dialed long distance on Friday, and had no problems connecting.
The Nets shot 64.3 percent (18-for-28) from beyond the arc, led by Bojan Bogdanovic (7-of-9 from three). Joe Johnson had a game-best 27 points, Brook Lopez scored 26, and Bogdanovic tallied 23 off the bench.
"The ball was moving so well, especially from the second half on, and we got great looks out of it," Lopez said. "We backed up the ball defensively. We were all there for each other, and we played almost the entirety of the game."
Ball movement? Open looks? Who are these guys?!
If only this could be every night. I know the Kings are having problems of their own, but Sacramento has plenty of talent, and the Nets just came out in full attack mode and put them on their heels. I really couldn't get over how fast the ball got around for Brooklyn. It looked like a completely different offense than we have grown accustomed to seeing this year. When guys had open looks, they drilled them. And I know I have been lamented the bench play all season, but do you see how much a difference it makes to have a player step up on the second unit?
Bogdanovic was one of the best players on the floor on Friday, and it gave Nets fans a much-needed reprieve, as Brooklyn busted a five-game skid.