The Brooklyn Nets have struggled mightily in the second half of games this season, especially in the third quarters. They were outscored 34-15 in the third quarter of Sunday's 109-97 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

“The third quarter is something that stands out right now that we’ve got to get better at, coaches and players,” Jason Kidd said.

The Nets want to blame their string of poor third quarters for their embarrassing start to this season.

“We’ve got to be the worst team in the league when it comes to third quarters,” said Kevin Garnett, who made his first two shots of the game before missing his next seven and finishing with four points. “It’s just unacceptable.”