One of the bright spots for the Nets so far this season has been the play of rookie MarShon Brooks.

In a 97-87 loss to the Nets last night at Prudential Center, Kemba Walker showed why he's arguably the lone bright spot for the Bobcats.

Playing without starters Corey Maggette and D.J. Augustin, who sat after playing a few minutes in the first quarter, Walker led the Bobcats with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists in 32-plus minutes.

"I hope Kemba can continue to play well," Bobcats coach Paul Silas said. "He's got to get his rest, eat properly ... all of those things.