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Brooklyn Nets drop first playoff game

The Brooklyn Nets crawled into the playoffs on the final day of the regular season after beating the Orlando Magic and getting some help from the Memphis Grizzlies, who beat the Indiana Pacers. Great for them earning a playoff seed but the bad thing is that they earned the right to play the Eastern Conference’s best team this season, the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks won all four meetings...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Markel Brown Mashes a Power Follow Slam

Beating the top seed in the east will be a tall order for the Brooklyn Nets. However it’s not impossible if they control the glass with authority like Markel Brown did early in the game on this missed Joe Johnson jumper. The post Markel Brown Mashes a Power Follow Slam appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Markel Brown Throw Down Putback Dunk Over Kyle Korver

Markel Brown came in like a wrecking ball. And Kyle Korver wasn’t ready. The Brooklyn Nets might need a miracle to top the No. 1-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the opening round of the 2015 NBA playoffs, but Brown provided a winning highlight. While Korver appeared to make a smart decision by boxing out Thaddeus Young, Brown entered unoccupied air space via an open baseline. When Korver...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mirza Teletovic Cleared For Basketball Activities

Mirza Teletovic has been cleared for basketball activities after having blood clots in his lungs earlier in the season and being ruled out for the season. "Mirza has been cleared to resume basketball-related activities," Billy King said in a statement. "Mirza will be listed as OUT for games, and if his status changes, we will update at the appropriate time." “Over the last three...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nets' Teletovic cleared to return after blood clots in lungs

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets say Mirza Teletovic has been cleared to resume basketball activities after recovering from blood clots in his lungs. The Nets announced Friday that Teletovic would be listed as out for their playoff games, and they would provide updates if his status changed. Teletovic last played on Jan. 22 in Los Angeles against the Clippers. He says doctors believe...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark mocks Knicks non-Playoff year

Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark emailed this to team fans:We want to thank the Brooklyn community and the entire fan base for your unwavering support. You are instrumental in the team's success and have helped us advance to the playoffs each year we've been in the borough. Brooklyn is the only place to catch playoff basketball in New York, and we are excited to see you at Barclays...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Believes Deron Williams Didn't Want MVP Pressure, Nets' Vets Lacked Drive

Paul Pierce discussed his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets last season, saying Deron Williams puzzled him and the team's veterans lacked the drive to elevate the team with he and Kevin Garnett as older players. "Before I got there, I looked at Deron as an MVP candidate,'' Pierce said. "But I felt once we got there, that's not what he wanted to be. He just didn't want that. I think a...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce on his time with Brooklyn Nets: It was ‘horrible’

Paul Pierce has embraced his role as a bench player for the Washington Wizards this season, and that is partly because it is such a better experience than what he endured last season. Pierce, along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets before last season. The three were expected to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Finding their groove

Brook Lopez and Deron Williams have their Brooklyn Nets team on a roll Another week in the books and another rise in the standings for the Brooklyn Nets. Now sitting at 7th in the Eastern Conference, the Nets could possibly rise even higher as they are just two games behind the struggling Milwaukee Bucks in the standings. The Nets are now 8-2 in their last 10 games and 10-2 in...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Prokhorov is finally going to a Nets game

To say Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is a fair-weather fan would be incorrect. It implies that he's a fan at all. Prokhorov hasn't been in the Nets' presence since the first week of November, five whole months ago. That's the first week of the season. Now, we're a few days away from the last one. More from Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News: The Nets have won 11 of their...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Can They Win In The Playoffs?

(Source: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Brooklyn Nets’ season has been highlighted by lackluster performances from their overpaid stars, as they have found themselves sitting well below .500 in a tight scramble for the final two spots in the Eastern Conference Playoff Race. Their roster, brimming with talented players, featuring...
Via HoopStuff
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez throws epic shade at twin Brook for winning Player of the Week

Brook Lopez on Monday received his second straight Eastern Conference Player of the Week award, which is a pretty nice honor. Unfortunately he had his smart aleck twin brother around to bring him down a couple of pegs. Robin, whose Phoenix Suns were in Brooklyn for a clash against Brook’s Nets later that evening, threw...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Beat New York Knicks, Hold 7th Playoff Spot

Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game New York Knicks, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) This late in the season every game matters. The Brooklyn Nets should be attacking every game like it is their last, with the situation they are in. Barely holding onto...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Markel Brown blows alley oop, crashes onto court (Video)

Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown paid dearly for blowing an alley oop, crashing hard onto the floor during Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks.Brown was a little too close to the rim when he made his leap to catch the pass. As a result, he was stuffed by the rim, causing him to take a scary fall as he appeared to hit the floor face first.Fortunately, Brown recovered...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Brook Lopez finding his groove

Brook Lopez The Brooklyn Nets are currently in the middle of a late season playoff push. The Nets are now 32-40 and tied with Boston for the eighth and final playoff position in the Eastern Conference. Winners in seven of their last ten games, center Brook Lopez has been on a tear as of late and is a big reason for this recent success. Lopez has missed 10 games this season for...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The struggle to keep that edge: Cavs vs. Nets Behind the Box Score

The NBA regular season is 82 games long. It’s full of ebbs and flows, and even good teams drop games to bad teams. The Cavaliers have defeated the Nets three times this season (including two blowouts), but they were unable to complete the sweep as the Nets played like the team that desperately needed this one to keep their playoff chances alive. The Nets pulled away from the Cavaliers...
Via Waiting For Next Year
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Thaddeus Young Out for Nets Game Against Cleveland on Friday

The Brooklyn Nets will be without the services of forward Thaddeus Young for at least one game, the team announced Thursday. Young suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of the Nets victory in Charlotte on Wednesday. Thaddeus Young Update: MRI revealed a left knee strain. Listed as OUT for tomorrow vs. Cavs and DOUBTFUL for Sunday’s game vs. Lakers. #Nets — Brooklyn Nets...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce sued, accused of trashing apartment

Following a 15-year Hall of Fame career with the Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce spent one, mostly forgettable season playing for the Brooklyn Nets before quickly moving on to the Washington Wizards. However, the couple that rented out their $32,000-a-month Manhattan apartment to Pierce (and his wife, Julie) won’t soon forget his time in the Big Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Executive: Deron Williams Not Even the Best Point Guard on the Nets

Deron Williams is the NBA’s eighth highest-paid player, and the league’s second highest-paid point guard behind Chris Paul. Unfortunately for the Brooklyn Nets, his production has declined steadily since signing his monster contract, and he’s no longer considered among the elite point guards in the league. Just how far has Williams fallen? According to an anonymous poll conducted...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: Nets fans don't like Jack - 3/23

The Celtics beat the Nets tonight by a margin of 19 and Brooklyn fans blame it all on one man: Jarrett Jack. I wish I was exaggerating -- Nets fans apparently do not like the guy. At all. It was a challenge to find trash talk about the Celtics because the fans were obsessed with how poorly they felt Jack performed tonight. If this is a game night ritual for the Nets faithful,...
Via Celtics Life
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams: Notion that Kentucky would make NBA playoffs ‘ridiculous’

Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets are in the midst of desperately frantic task of trying to remain in the chase for a playoff berth. Despite a 27-39 record, the Nets nevertheless remain on the outskirts of relevancy when it comes to stealing the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, trailing the Boston Celtics by...Read More The post Deron Williams: Notion that Kentucky would...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Collins joining Yahoo as basketball analyst

Yahoo has hired Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in any of America’s four major sports, as a college basketball and NBA analyst. Collins retired last November, and this is his first job in sports since his retirement. With Yahoo, he’s expected to provide original video content, and will make his debut on Sunday’s “Tourney Bracket Live” special at 7:30...
Via Awful Announcing
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dress debate threatens to derail Brooklyn Nets’ season

Post by Brooklyn Nets.   In case you missed it Thursday (don’t worry, if you did, your mom will get around to asking you about it sometime this weekend), the most aggravating viral phenomenon in recent memory involved a stupid dress and the stupid debate over the color of said dress. The black and blue Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves reportedly trying to acquire Kevin Garnett

The Minnesota Timberwolves are trying to bring the best player in franchise history back to where he started his career.   ESPN.com reports the T-Wolves are actively trying to acquire Kevin Garnett in a trade with the Brookyln Nets. According to the ESPN.com report, Minnesota is offering Thaddeus Young in exchange for the probable Hall of Famer. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein cites...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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