Paul Pierce Speaks Out Against Brooklyn Nets Coaching Staff
The Brooklyn Nets had high hopes in the beginning of the season, beating the NBA Champion Miami Heat, and dreams of being a major player to win it all at the end of the season.
Now they are just struggling to be…. good.
Paul Pierce who was one of the three main players traded to the Nets in the summer blockbuster with the Boston Celtics decided to takes some jabs at the Nets coaching staff, calling out their struggles in the second half of games.
“We got to understand teams aren’t going to play the same way they did in the first half as they did in the second half because teams make adjustments, especially when they are down. And we got to realize that and adjust to that.”
The Nets have been in outscored by an average of 5.2 points in the third quarter of games according to NBA.com. In losses they have been outscored by 96 points in the third quarter. This allows teams to comeback from a deficit in the first half, and gain momentum to a win.
Joe Johnson just doesn’t want to hear about about it anymore though.
“Yeah, I think now coming into halftime we shouldn’t even say nothing. Seriously. I think we come into halftime every game, if we’re up five or 10 we always say, ‘Well, who are we going to be in the second half?’ It’s every game. So I think from here on out, if we come in at half down or up, that shouldn’t even come up.”
They will be focusing on changing that strategy tonight against the Toronto Raptors.