The Brooklyn Nets are a self-described rebuilding project just hoping to win more games than they won last year (21). GM Sean Marks and new head coach Kenny Atkinson brought in Jeremy Lin (oh, you heard?) to play pick-and-roll with Brook Lopez and are trying to build a culture that will morph into a winning culture. Lin’s difficult hamstring injury has hurt progress, but the Nets have promised to play without any quit in them this year — and that promise is being kept.
Never give up there’s always a chance
— Sean Kilpatrick Jr (@SeanKilpatrick) November 29, 2016
With Sean Kilpatrick scoring 38 (31 in the third quarter) the Nets beat the LA Clippers — a legit title contender — in two OTs, 127-122. Even Clippers coach Doc Rivers described the Nets as a team that “to me is playing their hearts out every night.” Lopez added 27 points. The Nets came back from a 20=point deficit. The Nets had dropped seven straight with Lin out before they clipped the Clippers. But there are turning points in every franchise and this could resound as one for Brooklyn, as they saw their work ethic pay off against a team as talented as any.