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The Nets were out-rebounded by the Cavaliers (48-37) and the Magic (54-42). Against the Heat, Brooklyn had the advantage on the glass, outmuscling the Heat 40-30.
Brooklyn needs to improve its rebounding numbers before it becomes a factor later on in the season when fatigue wears on and players are less explosive. Had the Nets posted a better rebounding performance against the Cavaliers, Brooklyn may have won the game.
The Nets gave Cleveland 16 second chances and four members of the Cavs picked up three offensive rebounds: Tristan Thompson, Earl Clark, Anderson Varejao and Alonzo Gee. Andrew Bynum had two offensive boards and one defensive board in eight minutes of action.
Through three games, Kevin Garnett has been the only Nets player to grab 10 rebounds, and he's only done so once—against the Cavs. Brook Lopez is averaging 5.7 RPG, and Reggie Evans, in 10.3 MPG, is doing what he can, grabbing 4.7 RPG.