Deron Williams was not the only injured Nets star in tonight's loss to the Bucks. Brook Lopez needed seven stitches to close a cut on his chin suffered when he was hit by an elbow from Andrew Bogut in the fourth quarter. "Brook's fine," coach Avery Johnson said. "I think more than anything our pride's a little banged up, because we've been playing better basketball than what we've shown the last two nights." Lopez led the Nets in scoring with 25 points, but Carlos Delfino hit eight 3-pointers - in 11 attempts - to finish with 26 points, and John Salmons hit 11 of 16 shots overall to finish with 25 as the Bucks hit 56.8 percent of their overall field-goal attempts (46-of-81) and their 3-point attempts (10-of-17). "Delfino was really hot from 3(-point range), and that's a team that's normally a really good 3-point shooting team," Johnson said. "But it's one of those nights. (Delfino) hasn't had a game where he's made eight 3-pointers in a game. But give 'em credit, they were rested and ready. We looked a little road-weary in the second half and just couldn't get anything going."
Nets' Brook Lopez is 'fine' after receiving seven stitches on chin
Newark Star-Ledger | Mar 19