The Brooklyn Nets have players with All-Star experience.
But for a stretch that began with 2:17 left in the first quarter and extended into the third quarter Sunday, you might have thought backup big man Andray Blatche was their best player.
Blatche made his first 10 shots and hit 11 of 12 overall for his team-high 22 points.
So while the Kings might have been happy that Joe Johnson and Deron Williams combined to shoot 5 of 22, Blatche picked up the slack in the Kings' 99-90 loss to Brooklyn at Sleep Train Arena.
"I could have sworn he had six or seven in a row," Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said. "That right there (shows) his confidence is high. I wouldn't be surprised if he made every shot he threw up, which he (darn) near did. When you're getting easy buckets like that, it's not hard to get your game going."
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last player to make at least 10 shots in a row was center Andrew Bynum. He made 12 in a row for the Los Angeles Lakers against Utah on March 18, 2012.
The last Net to make at least 10 consecutive shots was center Brook Lopez. He made 10 in a row on March 26, 2010.
"Just getting open and making the shots is pretty much it," Blatche said. "Teammates were looking for me, and when a double team came to them, I was there to make the open shots."
Blatche's only miss came with 2:18 left in the third quarter.
Technical issues Kings coach Keith Smart said his rule is that when there is a technical free throw to shoot, the player with the best percentage on the floor takes it.
The Nets were called for defensive three seconds with 9:26 left in the second quarter. Guard Aaron Brooks shot the free throw, even though he was 1 of 3 from the foul line entering the game, and missed.
"You've got (free-throw percentages) right on the board (in the locker room)," Smart said. "Very disappointed (that Brooks decided to take the shot). That was a hell of a (deal). Very disappointed."
Rebounding and losing Before Sunday, the Kings had won both games in which they had outrebounded their opponent. They outrebound- ed Brooklyn 42-33 in the defeat.
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