Nets Take ‘A Step Back’
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce got a warm ovation in their Barclays debut.
But the Nets apparently were feeling the Brooklyn love too much, as they were too hospitable and accommodating for their head coach’s liking. The Brooklyn defense struggled in a 99-88 loss, leaving the new Nets feeling like they had taken a step in the wrong direction.
“Well I’m not really worried about offense,” Pierce said after the Nets’ first preseason defeat. “We want to become a defensive team, and when you give up those points in the paint, dunks, yeah we definitely took a step back.”