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Thaddeus Young had 24 points and nine rebounds, Dorell Wright added 18 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-96 on Friday night.
The Nets have lost their last two preseason games on their $1 billion home court after opening it with a win over Washington on Monday night.
The 76ers led by as much as 12 points in the third quarter but Brooklyn cut it to 97-96 with 3:07 left in the game after a pair of free throws by Brook Lopez, who led the Nets with 23 points and nine rebounds.
Deron Williams finished with 22 points for the Nets.
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Back on Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers took on the Cleveland Cavaliers in a preseason affair that featured a nasty slam dunk from Philly forward Thaddeus Young.Check out the reaction that this young 76ers fan give following the jam:(Courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude)
The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders. There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.
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What happens to a player’s ranking when he gets injured the previous season? Often they get labelled as injury-prone or simply forgotten by the fantasy community.
In the case of Brook Lopez, the reaction was even more extreme because he incurred two separate foot injuries that limited his 2011-12 season to just five games.
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Back in the 1980's, I'm going to take a guess that many NBA players weren't hitting up their local Comic-Con's.However since we are now in the new millennium, NBA players are now free to roam and enjoy the comic goodness.Check some of the pictures of Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez attending the event on Sunday and geeking out:For those of you thinking that Brook...
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Blatant clear out...
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That beautiful new Brooklyn arena and those slick black uniforms are getting the Nets plenty of attention.
The Boston Celtics sure noticed, and they delivered a reminder Thursday night that the road to the Atlantic Division title doesn't run through Atlantic Avenue just yet.
Paul Pierce scored 18 points despite briefly leaving with an ankle injury, and the Celtics spoiled the...
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Nets fans sound a bit different than they did after their team
blew out the Celtics. Lots of hate for Deron Williams. When fans are
longing to have Gerald Green back, you know there are problems. Of
course there are the wheelchair comments after Pierce came up limping
after he was shoved into the photographers by Joe Johnson. Funny, he
didn't seem to have that mean...