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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Rapid Reaction: Rockets 92, Nets 76

By Mike Mazzeo

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd watched from the scorer's table alongside top assistant Lawrence Frank as their team fell to 0-4 in Summer League play following a 92-76 loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday in Orlando, Fla. Assistant Eric Hughes coached the team.

HELLO? COACH KIDD SPEAKING: With the Nets trailing 17-2 in the first quarter, Kidd went out of the gym to take a phone call. No, it isn't a big deal at all. Still kind of funny, though. Kidd also talked with soon-to-be executive vice president of basketball operations Rod Thorn, who brought Kidd to New Jersey with a blockbuster trade.

AVOIDING A SCARE: Tyshawn Taylor suffered what appeared to be a right leg injury after colliding into the stanchion following a made field goal late in the first half. But he returned to the game for the second half. According to reporters in Orlando, Taylor left in a walking boot after spraining his right ankle, but plans to play Friday.

FIRST QUARTER WOES: The Nets trailed 25-6 after the first quarter. They shot 2-for-18 from the field in the period and had more turnovers (seven) than points.

UP NEXT: Nets vs. Sixers on Friday at 4 p.m.