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MINNEAPOLIS -- Wednesday at Target Center featured a game between two teams headed in very different directions. The Brooklyn Nets continued to ride the P.J. Carlesimo train. The Timberwolves continued to flounder in the face of injuries. New Jersey got 22 points from center Brook Lopez and 18 each from guards Joe Johnson and Deron Williams in a wire-to-wire 91-83 victory that pushed the Nets to their 12th win in 14 games since Carlesimo took over as coach for the fired Avery Johnson. It gave the Nets (26-16) their fourth 10-win January since joining the NBA, and it gave Carlesimo the second-best start by a Nets coach ever. The Wolves, playing again without a bevy of players and with coach Rick Adelman missing his ninth game while tending to his ill wife, lost their second straight game and their seventh in eight games. The Nets opened the game with a 14-2 run and never trailed. The Wolves were never totally out of it, rallying a number of times but never able to get all ...
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The Brooklyn Nets still want Dwight Howard. And, according to Real GM's Jarrod Rudolph, they're exploring ways to get D12 from the struggling Lakers, believing "Howard
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The Nets are the turn-around story of the season in the NBA, but it isn’t like people didn’t see it coming. I for one believed from the start of the season that they would finish with a better record than the Knicks. Analysts expected the Nets to make the playoffs even as a top 4 seed. Then the Nets got off to a great start, and Coach Avery Johnson won NBA Coach of the Month...
MINNEAPOLIS You don't notice Luke Ridnour. He doesn't want you to, for one thing, and it works. It works because he blends in. It works because there's Ricky Rubio to distract you, his injury early this season and his mere existence now that he's back.
It works because Ridnour doesn't care who pays attention to him or writes about him or sings his praises. He...
Ricky Rubio's left knee has been slow to come around this season. So have the crunch-time minutes and the victories for his Minnesota Timberwolves.
That all adds up to one frustrated point guard.
Rubio didn't hide his disappointment with sitting the entire fourth quarter in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. He wants to be out there and helping his injury-plagued...
The Brooklyn Nets got off to the best start in franchise history before a disastrous 26-day span in December cost coach Avery Johnson his job. With P.J. Carlesimo now patrolling the sideline, the Nets are back to their early season form.
Brooklyn looks to win for the 13th time in 15 games since Carlesimo was named interim coach as it continues a four-game road trip Friday night...
Brook Lopez is having an All-Star caliber season for the Nets.
The Nets have reassigned forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor to the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wins have become so commonplace with the Brooklyn Nets that they have taken to grading them for their quality. Wednesday? From the sounds of it, Brooklyn's 91-83 victory at Target Center over an injury-ravaged, slumping Timberwolves squad sounded like it deserved a C, C-plus, tops. For example: "We found a way to win in a building which has been a nightmare...
Dwight Howard doesn’t look to be fully healed from his April back surgery. With the Lakers season getting dimmer, they’ve loss nine of their last 11 games, Jarrod Rudolph of Real GM has said the Nets are ready to make a move for Dwight Howard again. According to Rudolph the Nets are planning to bring in a third team to make the trade a reality.
This is the rumored trade Rudolph...
MINNEAPOLIS Four inches and 82 pounds. That's a fair amount of height and a hearty dose of heft, and it's what the Timberwolves' starting backcourt was trying to make up for against Brooklyn Wednesday.
There's no way around it: Luke Ridnour and Ricky Rubio are small. They're slight. Putting in J.J. Barea doesn't help, either, except to lower the center of...
Check out this clutch shot by Joe Johnson with just 22 seconds left to play that gives the Nets their first points in over five minutes and the lead and eventually the win over the Knicks at Madison...
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