It didn't look like the Nets believed in second chances on Monday night.
Brooklyn was outscored 28-7 in second chance points, and outrebounded 49-39 by the Pistons.
"That was the game," interim coach Tony Brown said. "[Andre] Drummond is a load. That was one area where we fell short tonight."
I dread these games against Detroit, because you know Drummond is just going to own the glass. He did again on Monday. Seven of his 18 board were on the offensive glass, which kept the ball alive for those second chance points. In fact, the Pistons had 19 offensive rebounds to a paltry seven for Brooklyn. That's just not going to get it done.
The Nets can't afford to give away possession like that. Once they force a miss, they need to turn the ball up the other way. Their defense just isn't good enough to constantly be asked to get consecutive stops, and their offense would benefit from the extra time with the ball. Instead, Brooklyn gave Detroit too many resets, and it really cost them in a tight game.