Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
SAN ANTONIO -- The Nets are laying off that snooze button.
Since Avery Johnson's dismissal, albeit coming in games against the Bobcats and Cavaliers, there appears to be a new sense of purpose. They're 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, a mark they'll look to improve on Monday night when they meet the Spurs here deep in the heart of Texas.
"The Avery thing was a big wake up...Read more »
Brook Lopez got some work in during Saturday’s practice.
However, it wasn’t a whole lot and chances are that Lopez won’t be available for at least the Nets’ next three games. Lopez, working his way back from a ligament sprain at the top of his right foot, has already been ruled out for Sunday’s tilt with the Bucks at the Barclays Center.
“He just did a little light running, did some...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 »
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 »
MIAMI -- Gerald Wallace will miss his second straight game when the Nets meet the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena Wednesday night.
Wallace continues to nurse the sprained left ankle he suffered at the tail end of Saturday’s season-opening win against the Raptors. He’s shed the walking boot and seemed to be moving well around the locker room prior to the Nets' shootaround, though he declined...Read more »
That was bad.
No, we’re not talking in that old school Michael Jackson kinda bad.
Up 22 points in the third quarter of second game of the season. At home. Against a team that was missing two of its best players.
And the Nets couldn’t close it out.
That was a brutal and they can only hope Monday night’s 107-96 loss to the Timberwolves at the Barclays Center doesn’t carry over...Read more »