Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
MIAMI -- Andray Blatche fired the first salvo, not long after the Nets dispatched the awful Magic Friday night.
With the defending champion Heat on tap Saturday night and the Nets in the midst of a five-game winning streak that’s propelled them to the best start through 15 games in franchise history, Blatche figured it was the perfect time to show the Nets are oozing with confidence.
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- They were wearing their black road uniforms, not ripped jeans and crusty old white T-shirts that Steve Lombardi sported during his latter days in the WWF.
But the Nets still played the role of the Brooklyn Brawler in Wednesday night’s 95-83 win over the Celtics at TD Garden, refusing to back down when Rajon Rondo went hard at Kris Humphries at the end of the first half. That...Read more »
Lob City was grounded in the second half.
The Nets rebounded they way they had hoped Friday night at the Barclays Center, holding on for a win they badly wanted. They put the clamps on the Clippers defensively down the stretch of their 86-76 victory and made the necessary plays offensively, a combination that halted their two-game losing streak.
“It was really big for us,” said Brook...Read more »
Nets forward Reggie Evans was fined $5,000 on Wednesday for flopping against the Lakers and Ron Artest the night before.
Here's Nets coach Avery Johnson talking about the fine. addCustomPlayer('1d6vmrdgiuaj01fgm6gsaziz3d', '0560844CC25D4CCA85A2FDA09DF107A', 'oojorur4pmve15pzm7v6mnx3a', 475, 348, 'perf1d6vmrdgiuaj01fgm6gsaziz3d-oojorur4pmve15pzm7v6mnx3a', 'eplayer15');...Read more »
SAN FRANCISCO -- Call it a mixed bag.
Tuesday night’s 95-90 defeat at the hands of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers at the Staples Center had the Nets split a bit.
On one hand, they were pleased with the way they clawed back into it after finding themselves in a 10-0 hole four minutes into the game, storming to a six-point lead late in the fourth quarter.
However, there’s still another...Read more »
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Nets finally have their veteran swingman back.
Gerald Wallace will officially make his return to the lineup Sunday when the Nets square off against the Kings here in Northern California at Sleep Train Arena. The small forward has missed the past six games as he recovered from a sprained left ankle suffered in the Nov. 3 season opener versus the Raptors.
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Less than 90 minutes before they threw the ball in the air at the Barclays Center Thursday night, Avery Johnson was talking about needing a signature victory.
Johnson thought a win over the Celtics would do wonders for the Nets’ psyche, providing them with an early-season breakthrough moment. They had beaten Boston only once in the previous seven tries and just twice in 20 meetings entering...Read more »
When Joe Johnson looks over at the Lakers’ bench a week from Tuesday at Staples Center and Mike D’Antoni is at the end of it, let’s just say it’s not something he expected to witness.
But just don’t call it weird.
“It won’t be weird,” Johnson said after Monday's practice at the Barclays Center. “It will be great to see him. But him being the Lakers' head coach, it may be a little different,...Read more »
There were smiles all around.
Those two nasty losses were finally in the rearview mirror Friday night, cast aside with a 107-68 pummeling of the Magic at Amway Center. The Nets were thrilled to take care of business against a team with a roster loaded with mostly unproven players, making that late-night flight from the Sunshine State back to Newark all that much more enjoyable.
“Winning...Read more »
Orlando, Fla. -- MarShon Brooks is the latest member of the Nets to be bitten by that dreaded injury bug.
The second-year shooting guard sprained his left ankle in a freak play during Friday morning's shootaround, forcing him to miss the Nets' matchup with the Magic. Brooks thinks he'll only be out for a coule of games at most, but he was limping badly inside the locker room before...Read more »