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Sometimes, simply winning isn’t good enough.
That was the case for Paul Pierce Monday night after the Nets managed to snap their three-game losing streak with a 108-102 victory over the 76ers at Barclays Center.
But a much-needed triumph wasn’t enough to satisfy Pierce, who wasn’t happy with the way the Nets played — and particularly with the way the team’s short-handed bench did — and wasn’t shy about saying so.
“You know, a win is a win, but you can’t be happy with the way we closed the game,” Pierce said. “We gave up lay-ups, 3’s … we were up 19, and let them back in the game a couple times in this game.
“If we play like that come Thursday [against the Spurs at home], then we can’t expect to walk away with a win. There’s a lot you can learn from a win, and today we learned something. When you have a team on its back, put them away when you can.”
Pierce has a point. Both at the start of the game and the start of the second half, the Nets (21-25) went on big runs — 16-
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Paul Pierce has been less than satisfied this season with the Brooklyn Nets.To be fair, it's hard to blame him.He's been a starter, then a bench player, then a starter again. He's lined up at shooting guard, small forward and power forward. He complained in December about his inconsistent playing time. An recently, according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, he is...
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The Brooklyn Nets have an 11-4 record since New Year's, finding success around smaller lineups.
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“You have to have a sense of structure and an identity,” said Jason Kidd. “You have to know who you are, and how you’re going to play both ends. And now we do.”
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Russell Wilson is a smart dude. While in New York, the day after winning a Super Bowl, he knows that it’s a strategically great look to get some face time with Jay-Z and Bey at the Brooklyn Nets game. He looks a little stuffy in the khacki suit, but we’ll allow it since he’s got SB bling. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko plans to play in Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs
Kirilenko has been dealing with a calf injury but was able to practice on Wednesday without problems. He has missed the last three games but expects to play in Thursday’s home game against the Spurs.
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Deron Williams is struggling to regain the form that had some believing he was the best point guard in the NBA.
After going 3-12 for 13 points and six assists in his return to the starting lineup, Williams told the New York Post that he’s struggling with his confidence right now.
“It’s not my highest,” he said with a sheepish smile. “It’s been tough … just being in...
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Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac After losing a heart-breaker to the Indiana Pacers, the Nets found themselves on a three game losing streak after playing their best month of basketball this season. With the Philadelphia 76ers (15-34) coming to town, the Nets had a chance to use the third worst team in the league as a way to get back to their winning ways. The Nets' late-game defense...
It’s good to be Super Bowl Champ, but why is Russell wearing a full suit to a basketball game?
My celebrity tweet of the week pic.twitter.com/1MMndTrsOZ
— Chet (@Chet_G) February 4, 2014
Bow down. Super Bowl Champion @DangeRussWilson joins Jay-Z & @Beyonce tonight, court side in Brooklyn! #SB48 #Nets pic.twitter.com/l3tlXlaDZZ
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) February 4, 2014
Just a day after winning the Super Bowl, Russell Wilson was hanging out with Jay-Z and Beyonce at Monday night’s Brooklyn Nets game. Later he went on The Late Show with David Letterman:
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