My unscientific last-two-spots-in-the-East odds: Pacers: 78% Hornets: 42% Heat: 31% Celtics: 22% Nets: 17% Pistons: 10%
Hollins credited Steve Clifford's move to go small. Said it helped keep Nets from being able to get into the lane and attack the paint.
Nets get run off their home court, lose 115-91 to the Hornets. Fall into 10th place, a game out of eighth.
Lance Stephenson can't even make plays against the Nets' end of the bench unit right now.
Nets have the end of their bench in. Can't blame Hollins – nothing else has worked.
No other way to say this: Nets laid a total egg tonight.
Hornets are outrebounding Nets 37-22. MKG with 13 boards. If there's a 50-50 possession, it's his tonight.
If the Nets are going to win this game, they're simply going to have to start rebounding better.
Looks like Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez are starting the second half for the Nets.
If anyone thinks Mirza Teletovic isn't an incredibly intelligent guy ... filmed a halftime notice for the Nets in fluent Spanish.
Charlotte, predictably, is 7-for-28 since starting out 13-for-15. We'll see if Nets can make the rest of the climb back in the second half.
Halftime: Hornets 56, Nets 44.
Very good minutes from Bojan Bogdanovic here as part of this run to help get the Nets kind of back into this game.
And then Thaddeus Young bangs home a 3-pointer to make it a 10-0 run for the Nets and pull them to within 44-31.
Quick 7-0 run for the Nets manages to pull them back ... to within 16.
The Nets are getting killed on the boards. it's keeping them from having any shot at getting back in this game as Charlotte cools off.
Nets opening up with Jack, Brown, Bogdanovic, Young and Lopez.