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The Brooklyn Nets are looking at their next contest as an opportunity to finish an eight-game road stretch in strong fashion.
The Nets are unsure of the statuses of Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace heading into Wednesday night's matchup with a Cleveland Cavaliers team that has lost nine straight but should have Kyrie Irving back in the lineup.
Brooklyn (42-31) returned home after a 4-3 trip ended with losses to Denver and Utah. The Nets feel that the three days back following Saturday's 116-107 defeat to the Jazz have been beneficial.
"I guess it's a little blessing in disguise that we get (a chance) to finish up the road trip on a good note," center Brook Lopez said.
Johnson has missed the last four games with a strained quadriceps but returned to practice Tuesday. It's not clear if he will play Wednesday or wait until Thursday's contest with Chicago.
The Nets lead Atlanta by one game and the Bulls by two in the race for home-court advantage in the ...
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The Brooklyn Nets have managed to maintain their lead on a top-four spot in the Eastern Conference despite a lengthy road trip and Joe Johnson's five-game absence due to injury.
Health problems and road woes have hurt the Chicago Bulls' chances of catching them.
The status of Johnson and fellow starter Gerald Wallace is uncertain for the Nets' return home Thursday night...
After resting in the Cavs' last game because of a previous shoulder injury, New Jersey native Kyrie Irving should be at nearly 100 percent this evening in Cleveland vs the Nets
When: 7:00 PM; Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Where: Quicken Loans Arena; Cleveland, OH
TV: WWOR (Channel 9 for most New Yorkers)
According to Comcast Sports Net's Jessica Camerato, former Celtic Kris Joseph just signed a 10 day contract with the Brooklyn Nets:
The #Nets signed former #Celtics Kris Joseph to 10-day contract.
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) April 2, 2013
Joseph was selected by the Celtics in the seconds round of the 2012 NBA draft as the 51st overall pick, and was released by...
As part of an asinine “recovery plan,” superior Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will not compete in consecutive games for the rest of the 2012-2013 campaign. The 21-year-old Irving, averaging 23.2 points, 5.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds over 50 contests, has been plagued with a bummed knee and sprained left shoulder for the better part of a month. Irving, a 6-foot-3...
Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving did not play Monday night against Atlanta, part of a recovery plan that will have the All-Star sitting every other game for now.
After missing eight straight games with a sprained left shoulder, Irving scored 31 points and had six assists Sunday in the Cavaliers' 112-92 loss in New Orleans.
For the time being, Cleveland officials plan for...
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It was like watching a Browns game. There were expectations. Kyrie Irving’s return in a matchup of premier point guards, Byron Scott coaching against his former Eastern Conference Champion team, a chance for some revenge on Brook Lopez. Former Cavs head coach Mike Fratello on the sidelines calling the game for the Nets YES network, probably fresh off a visit to his...