Posted April 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Despite struggling through much of April, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking forward to the opportunity to clinch a spot in the playoffs. For the New Jersey Nets, the celebration Monday night will be about honoring the past as they prepare for a future in Brooklyn. The 76ers will try to wrap up a postseason berth and spoil the Nets' final games in New Jersey on Monday. Philadelphia (33-30) dropped seven of nine to begin April, but after winning the first two on a season-ending five-game road trip including a 109-106 overtime victory at playoff-bound Indiana on Saturday, can secure a playoff berth as soon as Monday with a win or a Milwaukee loss to Toronto. The 76ers can also still overtake New York, which they trail by one-half game for the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference. "I just said, 'You know, guys, we've worked so hard for two years. I would just hate like heck for us to let this season slip away from us,'" coach Doug Collins said. "&#...

New Jersey Gov. to Nets: 'good-bye'

The Nets are playing their final games in New Jersey before moving across the river into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had no problem giving them a swift kick out the door. 

Chris Christie to New Jersey Nets: Good Riddance

The New Jersey Nets played their final game as residents of the Garden State Monday night, falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87. Next season the Nets will move to a new home in Brooklyn, the Barclays Center. New Jersey’s always outspoken governor, Chris Christie, was happy to bid the Nets farewell. The governor had the following to say to the team: “My message to them is...

Chris Christie says ‘good riddance’ to New Jersey Nets

The New Jersey Nets played their final home game tonight in New Jersey before moving to Brooklyn next season. And while some are mourning the fact that there won’t be basketball in New Jersey for the first time in 35 years, Governor Chris Christie is not.While speaking at a bill signing earlier today in Newark, Christie pulled no punches about how he felt regarding the Nets moving...

New Jersey Governor To N.J. Nets -- Good Riddance, See You Later

The New Jersey Nets, who will move to Brooklyn next season, played their final game, Monday night, in New Jersey. Although the game was sold out, as fans said their final goodbyes to the team, New Jersey's governor -- Chris Christie -- had some choice words for the basketball team, as he didn't want to go to the game.During a press conference -- earlier on Monday -- the...

Andre Iguodala pranks teammate with "chair pull" (Video)

Poor Louis Williams, he was just attempting to sit down on the 76ers bench during Wednesday's win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, when star Andre Iguodala decided to pull a prank on him.Before Williams sat down, Andre flipped the seat on the chair up which caused Williams to fall flat on his butt:(Courtesy of Liberty Ballers)

76ers happy to give 'worst' title to Bobcats

Nearly four decades have passed and the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers finally might be able to talk some trash. Those 76ers went an abysmal 9-73 to put up the worst winning percentage in NBA history at .110. But if the Charlotte Bobcats lose their final two games to finish 7-59, that's .106, and Philadelphia would be out of the record book. "Talent-wise, they might be the...

DJ's taunt Nets F Humphries with Kanye West song

New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries may have a bright future ahead of him on the court, but he hasn’t been able to escape his past, thanks to some meddlesome DJ’s who have constantly taunted Humphries for his 72-day marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian.According to reports, clubs that Humphries frequents have been playing Kanye West – Kardashian’s new boyfriend –...

sportspage: What happens when a sports franchise skips town,...

sportspage: What happens when a sports franchise skips town, and no one notices?You’ll find out tonight when the Nets tip off against the Philadelphia 76ers in New Jersey. You see, tonight will likely be the last professional basketball game ever to be played in the Garden State. But unlike the countless stories of brutal, ugly divorces that scar both town and team forever (Brooklyn...

Report: Nets set to pursue PF Garnett this offseason

The New Jersey Nets plan to pursue Boston Celtics veteran forward Kevin Garnett on the free-agent market this offseason, according to the New York Post and New Jersey Star-Ledger.According to reports, the Nets want to beef up the power forward position and would like to add Garnett’s championship experience. New Jersey is still holding out hope for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard...

DJ disses Kris Humphries by playing Kanye West's "Way Too Cold" at club

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a story about Kanye West dissing Kris Humphries in a newly released song.Well, that song has gone global with the Kris diss and one DJ in New York City decided to play the song with Kris Humphries present: After the Knicks beat the Nets at MSG on Wednesday, Humphries held court with friends at a booth next to Carmelo Anthony at a SoHo...

Nets' 35-year run in NJ will end Monday vs. Sixers

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer For the past 45 years, Herb Turetzky has had the best seat in the house to watch the Nets play basketball. It was front row, center court. between the benches, every night. Turetzky, the team's official scorer, has seen the Nets' glory days of Julius Erving and the ABA in the opening decade mostly on Long Island to...
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