The critics were out in force on Thursday night. Some were savaging Carrie Underwood's performance in NBC's production of The Sound of Music
, but NBA fans reserved most of their venom for the Brooklyn Nets.
It's hard to say who deserved it more.
While Underwood was fighting her way through Do Re Mi, the Nets were getting blown out on their home court, losing 113-83 to the New York Knicks. The win was just the fourth of the season for Carmelo Anthony and his teammates.
Are the Nets really that bad? Hard to say. They were playing without Deron Williams (ankle), Paul Pierce (hand), Jason Terry (knee) and Andrei Kirilenko (back). The absence of Williams, in particular, has made the team stagnant on offense, overly reliant on isolation plays and long, contested jump shots. Getting Williams and the rest back at anything close to full strength will help an awful lot.
The problem is, there's no guarantee the Nets' top seven – Williams, Johnson You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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