Brook Lopez and Devin Harris stole the show as the Nets won their second game, something they didn't do until early December of last year. Lopez continues to develop as a young post talent, demanding double-teams down low with his deep post positioning and hurting teams from the blocks or from the foul line. In addition, Harris looks rejuvenated in Avery Johnson's transition offense, getting out on breaks early and often and leading the team to easy buckets.
Derrick Favors, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft outperformed his rookie counterpart who was selected two picks after him, DeMarcus Cousins. Favors was nearly perfect from the field on the night, going 4-for-5 from the field, collecting two points on two foul shots, recording 10 points and 7 rebounds. He was able to crash the offensive glass for three of New Jersey's five total offensive rebounds. Cousins, on the other hand, fouled out after 21 minutes of playing time, finishing with 12 points and 4 rebounds; he struggled with the quickness of the Nets frontcourt.