In back-to-back games, the Nets had put the ball in Brook Lopez's hands and asked him to carry them to victory. In Tuesday's game against the Lakers he, and his teammates, came up short. Last night, however, Lopez had the ball in his hands in the final few seconds of the game and went up strong against Greg Monroe to give the Nets a 3-point lead, and ultimately the victory over the Pistons.

Lopez took the Lakers' loss and put it on himself, despite that fact that he scored a game-high 30 points and was essentially the only true offensive option for the Nets. After the game, he spoke with the media, saying the final two minutes of the game were his worst stretch of basketball this season.