It hasn't been the dream start to the 2013-14 season the Brooklyn Nets envisioned. Keeping up their trend of slow starts and sloppy third quarters, the Nets lost to the Indiana Pacers 96-91, their second-straight defeat, first at home, and fourth already of the young campaign.

The Pacers came into Saturday as the only NBA team without a loss, and showed why at the start of the game, racing out to a quick nine-point lead before the Nets were able to claw back and take a two-point advantage into the half. But it was the third quarter that was Brooklyn's undoing once again. Despite shooting 50%, they only scored 21 points and fell behind by five points after three. They were able to get as close as three down the stretch, but some late miscues derailed any thoughts of a comeback.

Brooklyn's starters were a paltry -42, with the duo of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce a -29 combined. Paul George led all scorers with 24 points, and Roy Hibbert added a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 boards. Deron Williams had a double-double of his own, dishing out 10 assists and matching Joe Johnson's team-best 17 points. The Pacers improved to 7-0 for the season as the Nets fell to 2-4. Derek Evers was live-tweeting from the Barclays Center, here's his in-game assessment.

First Quarter:

The @BrooklynNets host the last undefeated team in the @NBA tonight. Sorry @donpedrodepedo

Garnett with a missed alley-oop from Pierce. He went for the lay-up, have to believe a younger KG would've dunked it.

Once again, Andray Blatche off the bench for KG provides and instant spark.

Alan Anderson will try to complete the four-point play. Another player who has been great off the bench for Brooklyn.

Former #Nets guard Kenny Anderson is in the house... celebrity watch starting slow, still early though.

And as though to drive the point home, Anderson starts the drive with a sick block/steal that ends with a Blatche layup.

Second Quarter:

Here's something you won't hear often this season: Mason Plumlee gives the #Nets the lead.

So far in 2013, Brooklyn is consistently the slower team. Shot 45% to Indiana's 39%, yet trailed after one.

Three #Nets players battle for the rebound and somehow draw a foul despite no #Pacers in the area. #phantommenace

The Biggie "Bad Boy" sample when Blatche scores is a nice touch.

#Nets lead 46-44 at the half. Two solid teams making it look methodical. #notpretty

Slow pace to this game, #Brooklyn actually took more shots (42) than the #Pacers (41), and their bench is outscoring Indiana's 16-6.

Alan Anderson is +10 and Shaun Livingston is +9 after the first half. Next closest are Andray Blatche and David West at +5

Third Quarter:

Much like the #Heat, the #Pacers are very top-heavy with their scoring. three players in double digits, none for the #Nets.

Like the first half, Brooklyn starting very slow, already outscored 11-3 in the first three minutes of the second.

If the #Nets are going to play every third quarter this bad, maybe they should start the half with their bench.

Blatche back on the court, immediate boost. Feel bad saying this, but KG might be a liability right now.

Anyone else get the feeling Roy Hibbert and Brook Lopez will be battling it out for years to come?

Joe Johnson hits a three at the buzzer, #Pacers still lead 72-67 after three, continuing a streak of poor third quarters for #Brooklyn.

Fourth Quarter:

Safe to say that was KG's hardest dunk of the season.

I won't lie, it hurts to see CJ Watson score for another team.

#Nets only scored 21 points in the third quarter despite hitting 50% of their shots. Credit the #Pacers defense and Brooklyn's age.

Will the #Nets have enough stamina to make a comeback? Down eight with 9-minutes to play, we'll find out.

Paul Pierce just nailed a five-bouncer off the rim for three to pull the #Nets within 5. Crowd shows some life, let's see if the team does.

Just when the #Nets were making a charge, Deron Williams takes a three-point foul to give the #Pacers back the 5-point lead. #dagger

And the #Nets lose the jump ball and now down 7. What a horrible swing for Brooklyn, that might be the pivotal point of this quarter.

#Nets pulls to within three, but D Will losses the handle and gives it back to the #Pacers with 1-minute left.

Deron Williams has a double-double 17 points and 10 assists, but those last few sloppy possessions might just be the difference.

Joe Johnson gets a good look at a three, just a bit long, catches the back of the rim. #Pacers rebound, Jason Terry starts the foul brigade.

Final Score: Indiana 96, Brooklyn 91