Brooklyn Nets

Rounding Up the Events of Week 8 of the 2016-17 Season

Dec 18, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) passes the ball during the fourth quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers won the game 108-107. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

What a tough week for Brooklyn Nets fans. The Nets finished the week with one win, and every game they lost could have been theirs. Here’s everything you might’ve missed during week 8.

1. Jeremy Lin Makes Return Against Rockets

It almost seems like it has been an eternity since Jeremy Lin played. With him back in the lineup, the Nets have been much more competitive this week.

2. Nets’ Second Half Rally Not Enough to Close Out Rockets

The Nets were very close to taking down one of the Western Conference’s best teams, but they failed to close the deal in the final minutes.

3. Despite Turnovers and No Lin, Nets Secure Win Over Lakers

The Lakers came into Brooklyn on a seven-game skid. The Nets made sure that their streak would not end in Brooklyn. Despite a dunk of the year entry by Larry Nance Jr., the Nets came out on top.

4. Atlanta Hawks Forward Mike Scott Makes Long Island Nets Debut

The talent level of the Long Island Nets continues to grow as the Atlanta Hawks assigned Mike Scott to the D-League. Since the Hawks do not have a D-League affiliate, they are allowed to assign players to any D-League team.

5. Nets Crumble in Final Minutes Against Magic

Another tough loss to add to the list this season. The whole game was close and every time it looked like the Nets could pull away, the Magic answered. In the end, the Magic came out on top.

6. Long Island Nets Get Second Straight Win Before Brooklyn Nets

If there are any positives about the Nets, it would be how well their D-League affiliate has been playing. Of course, the Nets have had help from Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott, but either way, it is nice to see a Nets team winning.

7. Brooklyn Nets Pay Tribute to Craig Sager

The biggest news going around the NBA this week was the passing of sideline reporter Craig Sager. Sager had lost to his battle with cancer after two long years of fighting. He was truly the best at what he did and will be missed by the NBA community.

8. Nets Lose to Sixers in Heartbreaking Fashion

To top the week off, the Nets lost to the Philadelphia 76ers. This may have been a passing of the torch to the Nets for worst team in the league. Hopefully, the Nets can turn things around and win more than one game a week. To start the season, they were on pace to win more game than last season. But after the loss of Jeremy Lin, they have fallen behind. With Lin back, they could get back on track.

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Nets Record this Week: 1-3

Nets 118 – Rockets 122

Nets 107 – Lakers 97

Nets 111 – Magic 118

Nets 107 – 76ers 108

Thoughts

The Nets’ schedule this week was probably the weakest it has been since early November. Unfortunately, Brooklyn was unable to take advantage of this opportunity and dropped three more games. Their schedule this coming week will be rough with the Raptors, Warriors, and Cavaliers all slated to take on the Nets. This week could have boosted their confidence and gave them a few wins before going up against the league’s best in one week. However, they will be entering the week with a two-game losing streak.

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