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NEW YORK -- Maybe it's a new coach. Perhaps his oft-injured right foot has fully healed. Whatever the reason, Brook Lopez is playing the best basketball of his career and had his best game of the year Saturday night, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 103-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center. "I think it's more of a mindset," said Lopez, who had his third straight double-double, scoring a season-high 35 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. "I'm just trying to be more aggressive. We want to continue to play this way. As a team, we've tried to reunite together as a unit and come together as one." Lopez, who had 26 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Charlotte on Friday, gave interim coach P.J. Carlesimo his second straight win. Carlesimo was elevated to coach Thursday when Avery Johnson was fired. "P.J. keeps harping on me to get closer to the basket and I'm listening to him," Lopez said. "It's huma...
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Head coach PJ Carlesimo’s first two games have been wins, and Brook Lopez has been the go-to guy in the Nets new system. The numbers don’t lie and Carlesimo for the moment has instilled confidence in Lopez, as well as the Nets team.
Lopez is on fire the last two games shooting 13-20 from the field—going 9-11 from the free throw line, against the Cavaliers. In the win against...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brook Lopez scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets improved to 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-100 on Saturday night.
Lopez followed his 26-point, 11-rebound performance in a victory Friday over Charlotte by shooting 13 of 20 from the field, making a number of timely baskets in...
NEW YORK - Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov cut short a skiing vacation in British Columbia to attend to the numerous issues plaguing his team during the previous 13 games. Those problems included 1-on-1 play, a stagnant offense as well as a lack of concentration, and, after seeing it linger too long, the Russian billionaire said he wanted to tackle those issues head-on. ...
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on small forward Josh Childress, the team announced tonight after its 103-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Childress appeared in 14 games for the Nets, averaging 1.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.1 minutes per game. Childress was on a non-guaranteed deal with Brooklyn that would have become guaranteed on January 10th. Waiving Childress...
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King told ESPN New York radio on Sunday that interim coach P.J. Carlesimo is the coach for now and that the team is not actively looking for a permanent replacement for fired coach Avery Johnson. Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy have been rumored candidates but King said he has "not contacted anybody," that the team "supports"...
After another ugly loss to Milwaukee, the Nets’ tenth loss of December, Avery Johnson was finally “relieved of his coaching duties.” Most of the attention and blame has been directed at Deron Williams. I don’t agree. In fact, I thought this coaching change came late enough.
Avery Johnson is not a great coach and he was underachieving with the Nets. His record with New Jersey...
The Brooklyn Nets started rebuilding at the newly erected Barclays Center, Deron Williams included. Williams came to play for his new coach, the same team, and borough that supported Williams from jump.
It shouldn’t have to be an announcement, but why not take every chance to celebrate you can.
The PJ Carlesimo led Nets, looked a lot livelier than the team has in recent games,...
Mikhail Prokhorov addressed the Nets' coaching situation.
While no deal is imminent, as formal discussions have yet to take place, the Brooklyn Nets have targeted former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson as their ideal replacement for the recently fired Avery Johnson, reports Howard Beck of The New York Times.No deal is imminent, no formal discussions have taken place, and it is not even clear that Jackson wants the...
For those of us who have followed or reported on the Association for a while; realize that one can never rule out any scenarios. There have been players, who could not wait to become a Free Agent; to escape the team they feel stuck on; only to return his original squad later in his career, this time singing praise about the franchise. We have witnessed antagonistic relationships...
A soft spot in the schedule is helping P.J. Carlesimo get off to a smooth start as coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
One night after the Nets rolled past an opponent that hasn't won in more than a month, Brooklyn hosts a last-place Cleveland Cavaliers club that remains without its best big man Saturday night.
That should provide Carlesimo with a good opportunity to improve to 2-0...
McNeill and Mark chat about the Brooklyn Nets firing Avery Johnson, DeMarcus Cousins needing a change of scenery, if the Los Angeles Clippers are one of the elite teams in the Western Conference and a host of other topics.