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Jason Kidd says Brooklyn Nets look ‘comfortable losing’


The Brooklyn Nets entered Monday night’s game against the mighty Indiana Pacers with a 9-17 record on the season. The Pacers, by contrast, were 22-5 for the year.

Not surprisingly, the Pacers rolled over the Nets by a final score of 103-86. Paul George and Lance Stephenson scored 26 points each as things got more bleak for Brooklyn, who just two days ago learned that they will be without center Brook Lopez for the rest of the season due to a broken foot.

From the sounds of things, Nets head coach Jason Kidd came across as a broken man in the post-game press conference. Brian Windhorst of ESPN made the following observation:

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated passes along the following quotes from Kidd, in which the first year coach laments the fact that it looks like his team has gotten comfortable with their losing ways.

It’s a long NBA season, and we know better than to rule out a team in December. Still, for a team that was supposed to challenge the top teams in the Eastern Conference after adding veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce this off-season, things probably can’t get much worse before they become irrelevant to this year’s NBA picture.

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