Nets flop in season-opening loss to Pelicans
Trail from start-to-finish as New Orleans routs Brooklyn
Perhaps the Brooklyn Nets forgot that this was Opening Night.
Trailing from start-to-finish and trailing by as many as 26 points, the Nets were dominated throughout their season debut in a humbling 130-108 loss to Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans in front of a sellout crowd of 17,732 at Downtown’s Barclays Center.
After a turbulent offseason that saw the Nets actively shop Kevin Durant at his own behest and refuse to re-sign Kyrie Irving to a long-term deal, the Nets (0-1) were doubtlessly looking for a return to normalcy in their opener.
All they got was reminder of how last season ended, when they were swept out of the opening round of the playoffs by eventual Eastern Conference champion Boston.