Nets top Pacers in Summer League finale
Brooks, who sat out Thursday’s game, seemed rejuvenated after the day off, and with rookie sensation Tyshawn Taylor sitting out the finale, he ended up as the primary ball handler.
The result was one of the best performances in Orlando Summer League history, as he played 34 minutes and scored 34 points – matching his total form the week and tying the league record set by Orlando’s Travis Diener in 2006 – on 13-of-27 shooting, including a 3-for-8 mark from three-point land.
Brooks wasn’t just in scoring mode, however, as he also chipped in six assists, two steals, and two rebounds and helped erase a tough week for both himself and the Nets.
“You’re only as good as your last game,” Brooks joked to OrlandoMagic.com’s Dan Savage after the game.
D-League veteran Jeff Foote notched a double-double of 11 points and 11 boards for Brooklyn, while forward Tornike Shengelia, one of the Nets’ second-round acquisitions, had 16 points, three steals, and four blocks in 20 minutes off the bench.
"I love playing with Toko (Shengelia)," Brooks also told Savage. "He doesn't take one play off."
Bryant Dunston and Stephen Dennis also each had 10 points, making it five Nets in double figures.
For the Pacers, Lance Stephenson led the way with 19 points, while Orlando Johnson added 17.
The game marked the overall finale of the Orlando Summer League, with the Nets finishing 1-4 and Indiana posting a 2-3 mark in the week-long exhibition. Boston and Detroit both finished 4-1 to top the OSL standings.
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