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BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Nikola Pekovic doesn't think he plays any differently against the Nets franchise, whether it's located in Brooklyn, New Jersey or anywhere else. But the performances say otherwise. The 6-foot-11 Pekovic, a third-year center out of Montenegro, had 27 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the New Jersey Nets last February in Newark. On Monday, Pekovic inflicted damage on the Nets once again, this time in their new home in Brooklyn, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves to a stunning 107-96 win at the Barclays Center. Minnesota overcame a 22-point, second-half deficit. "I just try to play hard every game, no matter who we're playing," said Pekovic, who had 17 points in the first half, taking the ball aggressively to the basket repeatedly. He finished with 21 points and seven rebounds. "In this league, you'll have ups and downs, and this was an up for me. Tonight was just my night." The Timberwolves (2-1), who lost 105-86 to th...
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Wolves guard J.J. Barea and Cavs guard David Sloan have each earned the dubious distinction of being the first players given flopping warnings by the NBA.
The Timberwolves are trying to tread water until Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio return from their respective injuries.
Mark Cheel was able to chat with Luke Ridnour about being the oldest player on the Wolves roster, back issues that slowed him down and his goals for the current season.
Forward Gerald Wallace will not play for the Brooklyn Nets against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night while he continues to recover from a sprained left ankle.
Nets coach Avery Johnson says Wallace' status is day-to-day, and that he'll be evaluated again before Brooklyn visits Orlando on Friday.
Wallace was hurt in the fourth quarter of the Nets' season-opener on Saturday...
Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for flopping, joining teammate Reggie Evans as the only repeat offenders under the league's new penalty system.
The league also gave Clippers veteran Chauncey Billups a warning Wednesday for falling backward after launching a jumper against Utah with little or no contact.
Wallace was defending a driving LeBron...
THE BROOKLYKNIGHT RISES
After teaming up and working with Marvel on the superhero concept, the Brooklyn Nets unveiled the team's new mascot Saturday: BrooklyKnight.
Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace is out for Monday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a sprained left ankle, according to ESPN New York. Nets coach Avery Johnson said Wallace is considered day to day. "He's just gonna continue to get treatment on his ankle," Johnson said. "Obviously, his X-rays were negative, and that was great...
The Brooklyn Nets will be without forward Gerald Wallace for a second conscutive game because of a sprained left ankle. Wallace won't be available Wednesday night when the Nets face the Miami Heat, the team announced. He sat out Monday's loss to Minnesota after suffering the injury in Brooklyn's season opener on Saturday. The Nets also will be missing reserved forward...
The acquisition of Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace were controversial for the Nets, but it allows them to instantly compete against the Heat.
Kris Humphries of the Brooklyn Nets gets his 2012 election information from only the best sources...
My cab driver told me Romney won.Can I trust this?
— Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) November 7, 2012
In a word, no.
Thankfully, Humphries turned on a working television and discovered the real results of tonight's election. (Hopefully.) You'd have...
The Brooklyn Nets (1-1) will make a trip to Florida to face the Miami Heat (3-1) for an Eastern Conference showdown. However, it will be a tall task for the Nets to leave South Beach with a win as Miami is undefeated at home early in the season. Not to mention the Nets have lost six in a row in Miami.
Miami is coming off a 124-99 win over Phoenix while Brooklyn is coming off...
Following a delayed start to their season, the Brooklyn Nets are trying to give the fans at their new home arena and their beleaguered region something to cheer about.
After prevailing in their Brooklyn debut, the Nets will try to keep that positivity going by knocking off the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night at the Barclays Center.
In the first home game in Brooklyn for...
MIAMI -- The Brooklyn Nets have the second-biggest payroll in the NBA, but the team that was on the money Wednesday night was the Miami Heat. Miami, playing its most complete game of the season, defeated the Nets, 103-73, to raise its record to 4-1. It's also the first time in franchise history that the Heat has started a season 4-0 at home. The Heat have now beaten the Nets...
Fun Fact: In the year 2006, Chase Budinger was named co-MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game (with Kevin Durant) as well as MVP of the US Junior Olympic Volleyball Tournament in the 18 and under division. In 2012, Budinger mostly plays basketball… but he still gets up for the occasional spike, such as this one over the top of Kris Humphries…
Honorable mention to Nicolas...