The Nets scored a season-low 34 points in the first half, and Jason Kidd pulled his starters midway through the third quarter after the Blazers made a laugher of it.
After the game, Shaun Livingston tried to make sense of it all.
"There was really no answer. No flow, no continuity from any of us. We all have to take responsibility for tonight."
The Nets ended that first half shooting 33% from the field, including 1-of-12 from behind the arc. They finished at 39.5% and 4-of-22, respectively. Brooklyn got outrebounded 53-29, even with LaMarcus Aldridge out injured.
Seven Trail Blazers scored in double figures, and five of them scored more points individually than any Nets player scored. When Victor Claver is outscoring every player on your team, it's safe to say that something has gone terribly, terribly wrong.
It was just a game that the Nets would love to forget, and they're going to have to, as they've got another game to play in about 12 hours. Maybe the quick turnaround will help, and at least they'll have well-rested starters since they hit the showers early.
The road trip is almost over, but they can't afford to look ahead to coming home just yet. Now, they've got to put Portland behind them, and put all their focus on Denver.