Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
MIAMI — They’re expecting more than a few early haymakers.
When the Nets take on the Heat Wednesday night in a nationally-televised matchup, they’re pretty sure they’re going to get Miami’s best effort. Remember, the Nets have already beat the Heat twice this season, upending them in their Nov. 1 home opener in Brooklyn and getting past them again on Super Bowl weekend in January.
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Apparently, Kevin Garnett's back is still bothering him.
The Nets announced Tuesday that the 37-year-old veteran won't be traveling with the team to Miami, meaning he'll miss his seventh straight game because of back spasms when the Nets meet the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday.
Andrei Kirilenko, who also sat out Monday's 101-97 win over the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As expected, Jason Collins isn’t going anywhere.
In a move that had been anticipated for days, the Nets officially announced Wednesday that they’ve inked the 12-year veteran to a second 10-day contract. Collins has given the Nets some added frontline depth and they may need it Wednesday night when they host the Grizzlies at the Barclays Center since Kevin Garnett will...Read more »
Andray Blatche is sure softening the blow of losing Brook Lopez for the season.
In the eight games since returning from a four-game absence for personal reasons, Blatche is averaging 12.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 19.9 minutes. He’s as self-assured as ever, and it’s written all over his face as he motors downcourt with both arms spread back following a made bucket.
That monstrous,...Read more »
No need for Deron Williams to dust off his passport.
The Nets announced Sunday that Williams didn’t travel with the team overseas for its matchup with the Hawks at the O2 Arena Thursday, meaning he’ll miss his fifth straight game.
Williams had platelet-rich plasma therapy on both ankles and also received cortisone shots in each ankle last week, all with hopes of getting them healthy...Read more »
As if the Nets weren't struggling enough, they're really in for a tall task now that they'll likely have to play without Brook Lopez for the rest of the season.
In a devastating turn of events, Lopez broke the fifth metatarsal in right foot in the Nets' overtime loss to the 76ers at the Wachovia Center Friday night. Although the Nets say they will issue further updates next week after consulting...Read more »
The Nets may get a welcomed gift when Christmas rolls around next week.
Andrei Kirilenko said before Monday’s game against the 76ers that he’s hopeful he’ll return to action prior to the Nets' six-day road trip that will take them from Indiana to San Antonio to Oklahoma City. Kirilenko has missed the Nets’ last 19 games, shelved by back spasms since their Nov. 8 matchup versus the Wizards...Read more »
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Andray Blatche had the touch going in Saturday night's win over the Grizzlies, canning 7 of 10 attempts and pouring in 20 points.
But look deeper into the box score at the three-point column and those numbers look a little funny. That's because Blatche netted a career-high three triples, a case of him really stretching the defense and a Grizzlies' front line that was without...Read more »
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Nets welcomed another member of their walking wounded back last night.
Well, for nearly two whole quarters at least.
After sitting out the past two games with a sprained left ankle, Deron Williams returned to the mix against the Bobcats, only to leave late in the first half when he re-injured himself, forcing him to sit out the second half with another left ankle...Read more »
With all apologies to Allen Iverson, whose retirement tour brought him to the Barclays Center last Friday for the Nets’ tilt with the Heat, we’re talking about practice here.
In the aftermath of Sunday’s debacle in Orlando, when a bunch of zombies seemed to be masquerading around in black Brooklyn uniforms, the Nets say they ramped things up a notch or two or three in Monday’s practice. That,...Read more »