Would maintenance please unseal the covers on the Charlotte Bobcats’ basket at Time Warner Cable Arena?

That essentially was co-captain Gerald Henderson’s description of a brutal second half, during which his team was outscored 56-25. That wiped out a 10-point halftime lead and led to a 99-78 victory for the Brooklyn Nets.

“It felt like a (expletive) lid was on the rim,” Henderson said of his team’s 10-of-40 shooting from the field, which included his 0-of-5 half.

How bad did this get? The Nets (35-26), who looked lethargic and thoroughly beatable at halftime, had more second-half rebounds (31) than the home team scored points.

It wasn’t as if the wrong Bobcats were shooting. But the players who got it done during the first half and for much of the season – guards Henderson, Ben Gordon and Kemba Walker – were a combined 4-of-21 from the field with 12 second-half points.

“We were getting to the paint a lot more in the first half, whether that was putting it in off pick-and-rolls or in transition,” Henderson described. “There was nothing to get (in the second half). It’s not like we were just settling for jumpers.”