Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Brook Lopez is banged up. Again.
The Nets announced Thursday that their starting center has a mild sprain in his right foot, an injury he suffered sometime in Wednesday’s 95-83 win over the Celtics at TD Garden. The primary cause for concern stems from the fact that it’s the same foot Lopez injured on two separate occasions last season, which caused him to play in just six...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Time for the Nets to sink their teeth into meaty portion of their schedule.
For the better part of the season’s first month, the Nets haven’t played many expected playoff-caliber teams, save for games against the Heat, Celtics and Lakers. Of those three, their only win came against a Boston team that was missing its floor general, Rajon Rondo.
But beginning Friday night, the Nets (6-4)...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 »
LOS ANGELES – It had to be comforting.
The Nets’ starters weren’t getting it done for the most part against the Kings at Sunday night, looking like they were sleepwalking in Sleep Train Arena. So Avery Johnson went to his bench, looking for that spark and infusion of energy against a team they felt they should beat.
Boy did they provide one.
Fueled by 52 points from the bench,...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.
Wallace...Read more »
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 »