Jeremy Lin and the Brooklyn Nets played without their best player against the Milwaukee Bucks — and the team still almost escaped with a victory. Only a heroic John Henson tip-in at the buzzer finally sunk the Nets 110-108 — even though they seemed repeatedly like they would sink themselves. Big man Brook Lopez was given the night off to rest — a concern for Nets fans perhaps in just the third game of the season. But many of the Nets, who showed heart and drive again, looked like their legs wanted some rest. Lin shot 1-of-7 from 3-point territory, which was characteristic of the Nets as a team. They finished 11-of-35 — and nearly won despite the woeful 31.4 percent mark.
Lin had ten assists and Bojan Bogdanovic shouldered the scoring load, going for 26 in just 31 minutes. The Bucks got their first win.