Even after they lost control in the fourth quarter, the Brooklyn Nets had a chance to force overtime in Game 2.Jacque Vaughn addresses Garrett Temple’s frustration with final play of Game 2 — Nets Wire
The Brooklyn Nets had a chance to walk out of Wednesday with their first-round series against the reigning NBA champs tied at 1-1. Even after they let the Toronto Raptors take control in the fourth quarter, the Nets had the ball in their hands during what should’ve been the final possession of regulation.
But things got away and Brooklyn wound up losing 104-99.https://widgets.thescore.com/embeds/76b51e6d-83fc-40c5-801c-f21c0cd2c062/B3048BFF2122363045F286D30C5D4F30
After the loss, Brooklyn Nets interim head coach Jacque Vaughn broke down the final possession with reporters over Zoom:
We got the ball in the hands of our shoot. Good defense by Kyle Lowry. The ball was intended for Joe. it got to Joe.
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 19, 2020
The “good defense” by Lowry that Vaughn mentioned forced Harris and Garrett to lose control of the ball as the former tried to hand it off to the latter, leading to the turnover.
Garrett Temple on what could’ve been done differently on the key turnover: “The thing that was done differently is we complete the handoff. That’s all there is to it. I take blame. I’m sure Joe would say the same. It takes two.” #Nets #Raptors
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) August 19, 2020
Temple was frustrated with the way things broke down after Lowry scored. Given how the Brooklyn wing typically approaches things, Vaughn thinks there may have been something to the complaint, per Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
Garrett is a respectable young man. If he feels he got fouled, we’ll have to take a look at it.