Nets’ Seth Curry says ‘shots not falling’ was reason for loss to Bulls

Brooklyn Nets guard Seth Curry had one of his best games of this season in Wednesday’s 121-112 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Not only did he score 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field and 6-of-7 from three-point land, he also notched his fifth game this season of scoring at least 20 points.

The Nets had a slow start to this game as they allowed the Bulls to score 40 points in the first quarter with little resistance on the defensive end. Even with Brooklyn’s improved defensive effort in the second half, Chicago still finished the game shooting 53.1% from the field.

Curry had one of his most shooting games this season as his three-point shot was falling in this one and he was able to work his mid-range game within the offensive flow as well. However, other than he and Kevin Durant, the rest of the Nets shot 19-of-58 from the field (32.7%).

Curry explained in his postgame interview that the loss was because of the Nets missing shots, not the Bulls’ defense:

“If you watch, I think it was just shots not falling. We were moving the ball well, attacking, get to the free-throw line. Missing open ones, but that’s going to happen. You’ve got to give yourself a little bit of margin of error down the stretch. We had to play a perfect game tonight because we got down.”

Brooklyn’s next game is Friday at the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Story originally appeared on Nets Wire