Posted January 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Brook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 21 points, and the Brooklyn Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. Andray Blatche added 14 points for the Nets, in the midst of their longest winning streak since running off 14 in a row late in the 2005-06 season. A .500 team when they fired Avery Johnson late last month, Brooklyn is 9-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo and has pulled within 1 1/2 games of the New York Knicks for the Atlantic Division lead. The Nets dominated the fourth quarter again, pulling away for their sixth straight home victory.

Brooklyn Nets rolling, stretch win streak to 6

The Brooklyn Nets continue to play inspired basketball since the firing of Avery Johnson. After having 3 straight 20+ point wins, which set a franchise mark, the Nets had a taller order against the 3rd best team in the East, the Indiana Pacers. Yet a strong second half, especially in the 4th, saw the Nets stretch their win streak to a season-high 6 games. Meanwhile, they have vaulted...

Deron Williams doesn’t think he deserves to be an All-Star

In terms of statistics, Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is having one of his worst years as a pro. He has openly admitted that he has struggled to learn a new offense since leaving the Utah Jazz, and as a result he is averaging only 16.8 points and 7.7 assists per game. Despite all that, Williams was second in the Eastern Conference All-Star voting earlier this month, trailing...

Deron Williams: I don't deserve to be in All-Star Game

If the NBA All-Star teams were based on performances since the new year began, Deron Williams might accept the honor without hesitation.  But, based on his play over the course of the season, the Brooklyn Nets point guard doesn't think he should be headed to the mid-season showcase in Houston. "No," an unblinking Williams said when asked if he was having an All-Star...

Deron Williams Doesn’t Think He’s Done Enough To Be An All-Star

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is a three-time All-Star. But he doesn’t think he has done enough this season to merit a fourth selection. ”I just think there’s people playing better than me,” he said Tuesday. Fan voting for the All-Star starters ended Monday. As of the latest returns at the beginning of January, Williams trailed Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo by...

Nets rally from 12 down in 3rd, beat Pacers 97-86

Deron Williams had 22 points and nine assists, Joe Johnson scored 20 points and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 12 points down in the third quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-86 Sunday night. Brook Lopez scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and also finished with nine rebounds to help the Nets win their season-high sixth straight game. David West had 27 points to...

Pacers dropped by Williams, Nets

NEW YORK (AP)-- After falling behind by 12 points in the third quarter, the Brooklyn Nets used their smothering defense to shut down the Indiana Pacers in the fourth and get their season-high sixth straight win. Deron Williams had 22 points and nine assists, Joe Johnson scored 20 points and the Nets rallied for a 97-86 victory over the Pacers on Sunday night. Indiana, which had...

Once-soaring Hawks crashing back to the rest of the pack

Lou Williams' expression sums up the Hawks' recent struggles to a tee Once upon a time this season (in fact, back on December 29th), the revamped Atlanta Hawks were on a roll, sitting at 19-9 and appearing to be a force-to-be-reckoned with in the Eastern Conference, a few months after getting rid of their franchise player, Joe Johnson, in a glorified salary dump...

Smith-less Hawks spoil Johnson homecoming

ATLANTA -- This was a tale of two homecomings, but with only one story of redemption. On the night of Joe Johnson's ballyhooed return to Atlanta, the Hawks stole the spotlight by racing out to a big lead and cruising to a 109-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets at Philips Arena. Even with Josh Smith serving a one-game suspension on Wednesday night (conduct detrimental to the team...

Nets 113, Raptors 106

NEW YORK -- Brook Lopez scored 22 points, and teammates Joe Johnson and Deron Williams chipped in with 21 points each, leading the Brooklyn Nets to their seventh straight victory, a 113-106 decision over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center. The win gave interim Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo a 9-1 record since he took over for Avery Johnson last month. It also...

Nets players see P.J. as more than 'interim' coach

The Brooklyn Nets are the NBA's only undefeated team in 2013 and, if you ask the Nets players, they think "interim" head coach P.J. Carlesimo is a big reason for their recent run. The Nets improved to 8-1, since Carlesimo replaced Avery Johnson in late December, after they defeated the Indiana Pacers 97-86 at the Barclays Sunday. Now, as high profile names like...

The Brooklyn Nets will take Russia for $200, Alex (VIDEO)

The Brooklyn Nets owned by Russian bazillionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.  So how much do they know about anything Russia?  The answer: nyet. Brook Lopez (#11), spent two years at Stanford and wasn’t positive where Russia is.

Nets-Hawks Preview

Just three weeks ago, the Brooklyn Nets owned a .500 record and fired their coach. Now, they're in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and possess the NBA's longest active winning streak. The Atlanta Hawks, meanwhile, were 10 games over the break-even mark on New Year's Day but have earned just one win since. In the opener of a home-and-home series, the Nets go for...
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