Notes: Yormark remains optimistic

November, 24, 2013
11/24/13
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NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark remains optimistic despite his team’s struggles.

“We are all in this together. We will work through it. Brooklyn strong,” Yormark tweeted following Brooklyn’s 109-97 loss to the Detroit Pistons Sunday at Barclays Center.

The Nets (3-10) have lost five straight games and eight of their past nine.

• Point guard Shaun Livingston was not made available to the media because he was being looked at by the team’s medical staff.

Livingston banged his head late in the game. He finished with four points and seven assists in 35 minutes.

• From ESPN Stats & Information’s Mark Simon:

Some might say that the Nets are inventing new ways to lose.

Case in point: They made 14 of 26 3-pointers, yet lost to the Pistons at home by 12 points.

Teams that make at least 14 3-pointers and shoot 50 percent or better on those shots at home are now 76-7 over the past five seasons, including this game.

The Nets are one of only two teams to lose such a game by double figures in that span. The Magic lost by 28 to the Heat earlier this season.

• Power forward Kevin Garnett moved into a tie with Gary Payton for ninth place on the NBA’s all-time games played list with 1,335 games played. Cliff Robinson (1,380) is in eight place.

• The Nets have started five different lineups in their past six games.

• Small forward Paul Pierce had a season-high 19 points, though he didn’t shoot well.

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Joe Johnson
PTS AST STL MIN
16.4 3.7 1.0 34.9
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsK. Garnett 7.9
AssistsD. Williams 6.7
StealsJ. Jack 1.1
BlocksB. Lopez 1.5