Nets coach shuts down silver linings of Brooklyn’s huge upset over Bucks
The Brooklyn Nets pulled out one of the biggest upsets of the season by beating the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. But if interim head coach Jacque Vaughn is concerned, he wouldn’t let this big win affect his team’s headspace that much.
Vaughn is aware that the Nets were able to beat one of the best teams in the NBA. And the new goal is to take their effort in that game and replicate it as much as they can.
“I think overall, we’ll try to keep things in perspective,” said head coach Jacque Vaughn after Tuesday’s win, per Tom Dowd of brooklynnets.com. “Same conversation we had after our first scrimmage here. It will carry through that each day, we’ll take it, process it, see what happens, and reload and do it again. We won’t complicate this thing. Hopefully, more discipline to do that. Just doing simple a little bit better and overall, it feels good for the group. Hopefully we’ll be able to rest up those other three and those other three will be available tomorrow.”
League MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo scored just 16 points after only playing in the first half. The rest of the Bucks starters, too, got limited minutes as coach Mike Budenholzer wanted to rest up his squad. Be as it may, the loss prevented the Bucks from clinching the first spot in the East.
The Nets, meanwhile, took advantage of the absence of starters. Fringe rotation players’ Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot led the game with 26 points while Garrett Temple chipped in with 19 points.
The Nets, who hold the seventh spot in the East, will face the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.