Nets forwards struggle offensively

March, 27, 2013
3/27/13
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Just how bad have Brooklyn Nets starting forwards been offensively this season?

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Nets starting small forwards and power forwards are averaging a combined 13.4 points per game in 2012-13, the lowest average for any NBA team's starting forwards. The Detroit Pistons are second-worst at 17.9 and the Oklahoma City Thunder forwards lead the league (41.4).

Take a look at these overall season scoring averages by Nets forward:

Gerald Wallace (59 starts): 8.3 ppg
Reggie Evans (45 starts): 3.9 ppg
Kris Humphries (20 starts): 5.6 ppg
Keith Bogans (17 starts): 4.4 ppg

• Elias also tells us ... The Nets have never won any more than four games on a road trip in franchise history. They'll have a chance to tie that mark on Wednesday night in Portland (currently 3-1 with four games left).

• The Nets are the only NBA that hasn t lost a game in which it led during the final minute of the fourth quarter or an overtime period. Brooklyn has won six games in which it trailed during the final minute of the fourth (or O.T.).

• The 25 offensive rebounds the Phoenix Suns grabbed against the Nets on Sunday was the most they've allowed since March 16, 2009 (25 to the Denver Nuggets.

• Reggie Evans has grabbed at least 10 rebounds in seven straight games. The last Net to have a streak like that? Kris Humphries (13 in 2010-11 and eight in 2011-12).

• Humphries season-high 17 points Sunday was more than he had in his last eight games combined since the All-Star break (15).

RECALLED: The Nets announced that they’ve promoted Tornike Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor from their NBDL affiliate in Springfield. Both players will rejoin the team on Thursday.

NBDL averages:
Shengelia (10 games): 24.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.3 steals
Taylor (eight games): 24.6 points, 7.5 assists, 4.1 rebounds

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Joe Johnson
PTS AST STL MIN
16.7 3.8 1.0 34.9
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsK. Garnett 8.0
AssistsD. Williams 6.8
StealsD. Williams 1.1
BlocksB. Lopez 1.6