Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Nets won’t be at full strength when they host Minnesota at the Barclays Center Monday night.
Gerald Wallace’s sprained left ankle hasn’t sufficiently healed and the veteran swingman isn’t going to play against the Timberwolves. Keith Bogans will start in his place.
Wallace injured himself in the closing minute of Saturday night’s 107-100 win over the Raptors, rolling his ankle on...Read more »
It’s time for the debut of All Nets: Three Pointers.
Welcome to Episode 1.
In the aftermath of each game, I’ll offer my quick take on three things that took place, and try to shine some spotlight on certain trends that crop up. So let's get on with on with it, shall we?
--* These sluggish starts are something the Nets need to correct before it becomes a bad habit. Seems as if there’s...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 »
Center Brook Lopez hasn’t shown he can be a consistent force defensively in the paint, and Kris Humphries (pictured) has trouble with smaller, quicker power forwards. Coach Avery Johnson may be forced to start Reggie Evans at times to set a tone early.
The one drawback of having nine new faces is the fact that the team hasn’t played together much, meaning...Read more »
Their All-Star backcourt
Whether the Nets’ tandem of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson is the best in the league and tops the Lakers’ remains to be seen. But their versatility will cause more than a few problems for many opponents.
The Nets now play in one of the NBA’s most state-of-the art buildings and it’s going to fire up the visiting teams. The arena’s...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams proclaimed his left ankle is feeling just fine and the All-Star point guard plans to practice Sunday.
Williams, who's been diagnosed with synovitis, missed his second straight practice Saturday, as expected. But he said the cortisone shot he received Thursday has worked wonders and he can already sense a noticeable difference.
"It already...Read more »