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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Reggie rips Grizzlies after loss

By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPN NewYork.com

Apparently, Nets power forward Reggie Evans wasn’t happy about the Grizzlies leaving some of their starters in late in the fourth quarter of his team’s 101-77 blowout loss on Friday night.

“It’s like, ‘Are you serious?’” Evans told reporters in Memphis, according to Newsday.

Evans was reportedly seen yelling at the Grizzlies’ bench late in the game.

Reggie Evans
Reggie Evans
“That’s all it really comes down to, a respect thing,” Evans said, according to the New York Daily News. “We won’t be forgetting, though.”

The Nets were outplayed from start to finish, as their three-game winning streak came to an end.

“They came out and hit us dead in the mouth. ... So this was a reality check for us and it should be a wake up call,” small forward Gerald Wallace said, according to Newsday.

Brooklyn faces Memphis again on Feb. 24 at Barclays Center.

Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo said point guard Deron Williams, who suffered a left quadriceps contusion late in the third quarter, could’ve returned in the fourth if it was a closer game. But Carlesimo elected to sit him because things were well out of hand.

Given that good news, it sounds like Williams will play on Saturday night in Houston against the Rockets.