Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Nets square off against the Pacers Friday night, P.J. Carlesimo is expecting a tense atmosphere that should rival what they’ll see in a little over a week.
“They still have a chance to catch New York,” the interim coach said prior to the Nets shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “So yeah, I think it will be very much like a playoff game.”
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Brook Lopez won’t be making his return to the lineup Tuesday and there’s a possibility the Nets’ starting center may not play in a game until next week.
General manager Billy King said although Lopez practiced without incident Monday for the first time since spraining a ligament at the top of his right foot Nov. 28, he’s still not good enough to suit up for their tilt with the Knicks at the...Read more »
Let’s be honest.
It looked like the Thunder were about to blow the Nets away in the third quarter, when they opened up that 15-point lead. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were having fun, bouncing all over the Barclays Center.
Durant tried to posterize Andray Blatche. Westbrook was acting like he was a cowboy in the Wild West, blowing off a pair of six-shooters and pretending to stick...Read more »
The win was celebrated, yet downplayed.
For one night at least, the Nets could’ve said they owned the big bad city. They took down the Knicks, keeping their Manhattan neighbors from turning the Barclays Center into Madison Square Garden East.
But after securing a 96-89 win, there was no pounding of the chests. Not a single gotcha moment from anyone in the locker room. The Nets know what...Read more »
Deron Williams wants to open the Barclays Center with a bang Saturday night -- and a victory.
The Nets are going to tip their season off in a hew fours here in Brooklyn against the Raptors, two days later than initially thought due to Thursday's opener against the Knicks getting postponed in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Williams said he had a conversation with new backcourt mate...Read more »
Gerald Wallace summed the Nets' feelings up rather easily.
"It feels like we haven’t played in two months," the swingman said following Friday's practice at the Barclays Center. "We are anxious to get out on the court and just play against somebody other than ourselves."
Due to the effects of superstorm Sandy, the Nets' opener scheduled for Thursday at the Barclays...Read more »
We now have a new date for the first matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and the Knicks.
The NBA announced Thursday night that the game will be played Nov. 26, with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m. on TNT. That's not necessarily a good thing for the Nets, given that will wind up being their third game in a four-night span.
The Nets host the Clippers on Nov. 23 on the heels of their three-game...Read more »
The Nets practiced on Sunday rather than Monday, switching their scheduled off days with hopes they'd get the opportunity to hit the court again Tuesday in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath.
No such luck, though.
They've canceled Tuesday's practice in part due to the conditions -- downed trees, flooded streets and broken power lines -- and were tentatively still schedule to practice Wednesday...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Andray Blatche's ears are working perfectly fine, so he was able to hear the chatter emanating from the end of the Knicks' bench during Wednesday's preseason finale at Nassau Coliseum.
Iman Shumpert was the main culprit blasting Blatche, screaming out loudly every time Blatche got the ball in his hands: "He's horrible! He's terrible!"
Let's just...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams missed practice Friday as he deals with a ankle injury that coach Avery Johnson said isn't serious.
The All-Star point guard was sent to the doctor and was diagnosed with left ankle synovitis, meaning some tissue in the area is inflamed. He received an injection to help alleviate the issue, and Johnson expects to hold Williams out of Saturday's...Read more »