Coming off a hard-fought overtime win just a day earlier, Brooklyn built a big lead in New Orleans, only to seemingly take the foot of the gas and let the Pelicans back in it.
A 22-point lead evaporated, and a potential blowout victory ended up as an overtime loss, almost the exact opposite of the way the Nets had battled back the night before.
Whether it was due to tired legs or otherwise, the Nets shot just 30.6 percent combined in the final two quarters and overtime, including just 4-of-23 from three-point territory.
The Nets actually set a franchise record for most three-pointers attempted in a single game with 40, but they only hit on 10 of those 40. After the improbable comeback on Sunday, Monday's game turned that on its head.
It was a harsh reminder that, no matter how well you're playing, if you don't keep it that intensity for 48 minutes, many teams in this league will make you pay for it.
On Wednesday, the Nets head to Charlotte for the final game of this three-game road trip. This veteran team won't let one bad game snowball into something more. As bad as Monday's loss was, this team will bounce back. You can count on that.