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Sad Deron is sad. Mad Deron is mad. Angry Nets fans are angry. Bad P.J. is bad. Desperate Nets are desperate
Crunch time never felt like more of an accurate term. With their proverbial backs crunched up against a proverbial wall of spikes (the Bulls/elimination game), the Brooklyn Nets need a real (non-proverbial) win later tonight at the Barclays Center in order to keep their fleeting chances at a 1st-round win alive. After the triple-OT debacle on Saturday and disappointing loss on Thursday, the Nets--who won this series' 1st game in more-than-convincing fashion--are just one more slip-up away from a long spring/summer filled with golf, vacations, and beaches, but no basketball.
As nice as all that might sound to some of us New Yorkers and other Northeasterners that may want to escape the cold for awhile, I'd personally much rather have a few more games of playoff basketball, at least, and possibly another round of it. But that doesn't look like...
BEST OF MAXIM
Brooklyn Nets point guard C.J. Watson may have missed one of the more important dunks of his career during their intense match-up with the Bulls on Saturday. Brooklyn led the Bulls by a score of 109-95 with just over three minutes left when C.J. had a chance to extend the lead with a wide open dunk. Instead he missed the gimme and things fell apart for Brooklyn as the Bulls were...
Brook Lopez had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Deron Williams added 23 points and 10 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Chicago 110-91 on Monday night, cutting the Bulls' lead to 3-2 in their first-round playoff series.
Andray Blatche scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and Gerald Wallace had consecutive baskets down the stretch as the Nets finally pulled away in a...
No one is going to argue with the fact that this year’s first round of the NBA playoffs hasn’t exactly been the most exciting of all time. However, the halftime shows are really pulling out all the stops to keep the fans entertained. During halftime of Monday night’s Nets and Bulls playoff game a speed painting artist painted Deron Williams during the 20 minute break. The...
The Nets didn’t watch tape of the Game 4 collapse and ensuing triple OT Bulls victory to prepare for their Game 5 win. Head coach P.J. Carlesimo instead had his team watch footage of Bulls beat writer, Joe Cowley (Chicago Sun-Times), calling the Nets “heartless” and “gutless” in hopes of added motivation.
According to The Brooklyn Game:
Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams...
Nate Robinson has a very low center of gravity which allows him to do things like cross up defenders without losing control. Nate’s latest victim was Deron Williams of the Nets on Monday night during Game 5 of their Playoff series. He also finished the play with a very nice circus shot.
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As the 2013 NBA playoffs continue on this fair Saturday, Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson and Brooklyn Nets guard C.J. Watson got into a shoving during their game three of their first round series. The incident happened in the second quarter of play as the two got tangled up after a foul was called on Nate for being a tad over-aggressive. Watch as the two take their shoving match...
The Brooklyn Nets signed Billy King to a contract extension last week to remain general manager, but sources expect Mikhail Prokhorov to again pursue Phil Jackson.
Prokhorov reached out to Jackson following the dismissal of Avery Johnson.
Jackson is interested in an advisory front office position and not in returning to coaching.
SHAKE HIM OFF
One of the great things that has come from the Brooklyn Nets/Chicago Bulls series is the re-emergence of Bulls guard Nate Robinson. In the third quarter of game four, Robinson showed Nets guard Deron Williams that his speed might be the most dangerous thing about him. Watch as Nate crosses Williams over and scores on a scooping lay-up:
With less than three minutes to go in game four between the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls, Chicago trailed by 14 points and Brooklyn’s C.J. Watson appeared to have an easy slam dunk to seal the deal in regulation.
The only problem for C.J. was that his dunk attempt went a tad awry and didn’t fall:
C.J. Watson blows wide-open slam dunk [Ball Don't Lie]
C.J. Watson's missed fastbreak dunk attempt with 3:17 left in the 4th quarter (and the Nets up 14), sent this game from easy Brooklyn win to collapse for the ages. I'm not blaming the Bulls' end-of-game 16-2 run for the loss, but it certainly played a role, as the Nets could have been up 16 had CJ converted
Incredible. I tweeted that at some point...
Following a tough bank shot from Nate Robinson that appeared to be the game winning shot with 1.7 seconds remaining in Saturday’s Game 4 matchup between the Nets and Bulls, Joe Johnson countered with a buzzer-beating runner to tie the game at 121 and send the game to double overtime.
Nate Robinson’s bank shot with 1.7 seconds remaining in overtime:
Nate Robinson and CJ Watson decided to get into a good, old fashioned donnybrook during the Bulls vs Nets game on Saturday, while Mike Tyson live tweeted.
Chicago couldn't stop Brook at all tonight, simply put. This entire series has continued to act as a showcase of his clearly elite-level talent
I'll keep it short because it's late and I got back from the game pretty late too, but the Brooklyn Nets--facing elimination from the 2013 playoffs--stepped up in a massive way to hold on and beat the pesky...
No use looking back now for the Brooklyn Nets.
Game 4 hurt, physically and mentally, but there's nothing they can do about it. The missed free throws, the blown boxouts, cost them what should have been a victory, and they realize things would be a whole lot different if they were coming home tied at two games apiece instead of trailing the Chicago Bulls 3-1.
Nate Robinson was completely destroyed by a Gerald Wallace screen during the Bulls vs. Nets game on Saturday.