For Brooklyn, it was one of their worst shooting nights as a team, as they couldn't get anything going from behind the three-point line, or anywhere else for that matter.
The Nets shot just 4-of-30 from three-point territory on Friday, including 0-of-17 in the first half. Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, and Paul Pierce combined to shoot 3-of-19 from deep, and they played about as well as anyone on the floor for Brooklyn.
The Nets like to space the floor and let it fly from behind the arc, something they've done quite frequently, especially after they lost Brook Lopez for the season. They've gone 6-3 in their last nine games, and in all three of those losses, they've shot under 20% from three-point territory each time.
In their February 22 loss to Golden State, they shot 9.5% (2-of-21) from three-point land. They shot 18.2% (4-of-22) from deep in their February 26 loss the Portland. Whether if it's just poor execution when they're taking what the defense gives them, or just settling a little often, when the Nets get cold from long-distance, it's not pretty.
The Nets won the points in the paint battle, 38-34, but they got outrebounded 51-28. They tried to make up for it with their three-ball game, a formula that's worked for them a lot this season. But all they hit was rim. It was just one of those nights.