Brooklyn Nets Daily Beat, 4/11/17: Brook Lopez Becomes All-Time Leading Scorer
Apr 10, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) puts up a shot while guarded by Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) during the third quarter at TD Garden. The Celtics won 114-105. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

In their second to final game of the season, big man Brook Lopez becomes the Brooklyn Nets all-time organizational leading scorer.

  • Brooklyn Nets 105 (20-61)
  • Boston Celtics 114 (52-19)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • TD Garden Center, Boston, MA

Sure, you have every right to call the Brooklyn Nets season whatever you’d like. Currently playing out the string with a 20-61 record, good enough for worst in the entire Association will afford the fan that very right.

Still, the way the Nets have played down the stretch has provided much hope. On Monday night against the tough Boston Celtics, while a win wasn’t in order, something else pretty special took place.

Big man Brook Lopez became the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.

Thanks to 25 points on the night, one shy of team-leader Jeremy Lin (26), Lopez surpassed Buck Williams as the top dog.

While, admittedly, the all-time leading number isn’t impressive, Lopez, at just 29-years-old, accomplishes the feat at quite the young age.

As far as the game was concerned, it was no contest. The Nets entered the fourth quarter down 13 points and could never make it a game.

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News and Notes:

In other news, Brian Lewis of the New York Post has a story concerning the Nets recent play replicating what we thought we’d see from them all season long.

Greg Logan of Newsday asks how Brooklyn can improve heading into next season.

Jeremy Lin takes his talents to GQ Magazine, via Alex Wong.

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