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A coaching change seems to have provided a spark for the Brooklyn Nets.
A favorable schedule may keep them rolling for at least another week.
Coming off a victory over the best team in the NBA, the Nets look to capitalize on a meeting with the league's worst club Friday night as Andray Blatche returns to Washington to face the Wizards.
A 3-10 stretch led Brooklyn (17-15) to fire coach Avery Johnson last week, replacing him with P.J. Carlesimo on an interim basis.
The Nets have won three of four since the switch, and they have a good opportunity to keep it up with their next four games coming against teams with losing records - Washington (4-26), Sacramento, Philadelphia and Phoenix.
Brooklyn may feel ready for any opponent after beating league-leading Oklahoma City 110-93 on Wednesday. The Nets ended the Thunder's 12-game home winning streak and bounced back after drawing Carlesimo's ire following Monday's 104-73 loss at San Antonio.
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After the Washington Wizards managed to squander a late lead, I caught up with former Wizard Andray Blatche. Blatche’s first game back in DC was nothing short of a nail biter, ending with a Joe Johnson buzzer beater. The former Wizard forward received tons of praise from Nets interim coach PJ Carlesimo saying, “Andray was [...]
Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson talked with the media following his double overtime buzzer beating shot in Washington against the Wizards, which resulted in a 115-113 victory for the road team. This was Johnson’s second double overtime game winning shot of the season.
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The Wizards will have another sort of reunion [Friday] when Andray Blatche returns to the place that he called home for the first seven seasons of his career before he was waived using the amnesty provision last July.
Since joining Brooklyn, Blatche certainly hasn’t endeared himself to fans in Washington as he has poked fun at his former team for its lousy start on Twitter and...
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Wednesday night the Brooklyn Nets were in Oklahoma City, facing a Thunder team that was more than ready to annihilate the soul-searching Nets. Instead, Brooklyn came out firing and shocked the world by defeated the Thunder 110-93.
So Friday night’s game against the worst team in the league, the Washington Wizards, should have been an easy victory...
Joe Johnson hits the game-winner in double OT Friday to give the Nets a 115-113 road victory:
WASHINGTON - The Washington Wizards hit late shots to force two overtime periods, but the final big shot belonged to Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets. Johnson sank the game-winning jumper with 0.7 seconds remaining in double-overtime, and Brook Lopez had 27 points and 13 rebounds as the Nets survived for a wild 115-113 win over Washington on Friday. After the Wizards drained...
nets 115 wizards 1131/4/2013 - Verizon Center, Washington, DCESPN BoxscoreNBA.com Game Highlights
Despite the loss, I'm going to hand out the MVP award to three players: Nene, Jordan Crawford, and the rookie, Bradley Beal. The three combined for 67 points. Just a great game and overall effort by the Wizards. Nene excited the home crowd with a buzzer beater to...
Joe Johnson scored a season-high 33 points, Deron Williams added 19 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped Oklahoma City's 12-game home winning streak by beating the Thunder 110-93 Wednesday night in a game featuring the first ejection of Kevin Durant's career.
The Nets squandered a 23-point lead and allowed Oklahoma City to tie it at 85 before ripping off...
Joe Johnson's jumper with 0.7 seconds left in the second overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 115-113 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Bradley Beal's two free throws tied the score at 113 with 9.1 seconds to play before Johnson, who had 18 points, hit the shot that improved Brooklyn to 4-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.
Brook Lopez had 27 points...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Joe Johnson exploded for 33 points as Brooklyn ended Oklahoma City's 12-game home win streak with a 110-93 victory Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The win was the second for the Nets since P.J. Carlesimo was named interim head coach. But the performance may have been Brooklyn's best of the season as it never trailed the entire night. After falling...
WASHINGTON -- Joe Johnson sank the game-winning jumper with 0.7 seconds remaining in double-overtime, and Brook Lopez had 27 points and 13 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets survived for a wild 115-113 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday. After the Wizards drained final-second shots to force both overtime sessions, Johnson returned the favor with a deep bomb from the right wing...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored a season-high 33 points, Deron Williams added 19 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped Oklahoma City's 12-game home winning streak by beating the Thunder 110-93 Wednesday night in a game featuring the first ejection of Kevin Durant's career.
The Nets squandered a 23-point lead and allowed Oklahoma City to tie it at...