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Brook Lopez scored 20 points and reserve Andray Blatche added 15 as the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets held off the Detroit Pistons 103-99 on Wednesday night.
Kris Humphries had 11 points and Joe Johnson added 10 for Brooklyn, winners of two straight. The Nets wrapped up their first regular season after leaving New Jersey and will open their first playoff series in six years at home against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.
The Bulls clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference when Atlanta lost to the New York Knicks.
Will Bynum had 23 points for the Pistons, who snapped a four-game winning streak. Andre Drummond scored 13 points and Greg Monroe added 12 points and 12 rebounds. Detroit will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season, totaling 201 losses in that stretch.
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In deciding to start his own sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, Jay-Z was forced to give up his ownership stake in the Nets. He penned a letter to explain his love for the franchise.
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is making it known that he would like to purchase Jay-Z’s ownership share in the Brooklyn Nets. Last week it was reported that Jay-Z will be selling his ownership share in the Nets — an amount less than one percent of the franchise — in order to become a certified NBA agent. Ohanian, who sold the popular social media site Reddit.com in 2006...
The Brooklyn Nets will play their first playoff series since 2007, and their first ever in Brooklyn – and all black everything will be their home-court playoff theme. Fans are encouraged to wear black for the “blackout” and the Nets will seek permission to wear their away jerseys at home.
According to the NY Times:
“The goal is to wear black at home,” said Fred Mangione...
Jay-Z took to his website, Life and Times, to pen a letter on the Nets as he sold his remaining shares in the team. The transcript is as follows.
Being a member of the Nets organization surpassed some of my greatest ambitions. It was never about an investment; it was about the NETS and Brooklyn. My job as an owner is over but as a fan it has just begun. I’m a Brooklyn Net forever...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brook Lopez scored 20 points and reserve Andray Blatche added 15 as the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets held off the Detroit Pistons 103-99 on Wednesday night. Kris Humphries had 11 points and Joe Johnson added 10 for Brooklyn, winners of two straight. The Nets wrapped up their first regular season after leaving New Jersey and will open their first playoff series...
We all knew this was coming eventually. Today Jay-Z released a letter about the end of his Brooklyn Nets ownership and the future of both the team and his Roc Nation label. Read below. Being a member of the Nets organization surpassed some of my greatest ambitions. It was never about an investment; it was [...]
Andre Blatche has been a very productive bench player for the Brooklyn Nets this season, which if you’re familiar with the 6-foot-11 forward’s past, is somewhat surprising.
Blatche has played in all 81 games for the Nets this season and is averaging 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds in 18.9 minutes per game and shooting 51 percent from the field.
But, according to a story courtesy Pro...
Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls 1st Round Playoff Preview
The Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls series is by far the most evenly matched in the 1st round of the East Playoffs, which is the way it should be in a 4-5 matchup. The Nets have the far better offense, while the Bulls are the better defensive team. However close this series is, it will all come down to these two things, the...
The Brooklyn Nets still don't know who they'll play in the first round of the playoffs, but they hope to be fully rested and healthy once it starts.
With the Eastern Conference's fourth seed locked up, the Nets will go for their first season sweep of the Detroit Pistons in franchise history and sixth win in seven games overall Wednesday night in Brooklyn.
Regardless of what players they're missing due to injury, Tom Thibodeau's Bulls never give up, ever
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The Wizards went into Brooklyn last night to play a game that would easily be mistaken for a Summer League matchup. With several key contributors from both teams sitting out the rest of the season, it was a battle between sloppy...