The Brooklyn Nets are in the midst of a three-game losing streak after their 124-108 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. While the Nets were expected to be an average team in the NBA this season after the trades of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving last season, the recent losing has been hard to take for all parties involved.
In Sunday’s loss to the Thunder, it seemed to be the same old story as the ones that happened earlier this season when Brooklyn faced a tough opponent. The Nets were competitive for the first half only for the team to have a meltdown in the second half because Brooklyn started missing shots in its attempt to keep up with the opponent.
After the first half in which the Nets shot 40% from the field and 37.5% from deep, Brooklyn shot just 36% from the field and 13.6% from three-point range. It was clear that the Nets’ offense had plenty of issues that popped up, including when they are not making their threes.
Brooklyn center Nic Claxton had 15 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists, but shot 5-of-10 from the free-throw line and was a -21, the worst mark on the Nets. However, he did admit that the team is frustrated with the recent losing. This is what he said to Brian Lewis of the New York Post after the loss:
“We’re definitely frustrated. Nobody wants to lose. I hate losing, everybody hates losing. We just got to figure it out. We just can’t get used to losing. Need to figure out solutions and figure out ways to fix it.”