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Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko may not be far from returning to action

The Nets have won their last two games, after dropping two decisions in a row, so they’ve rebounding from a rare losing streak with a couple of victories. However, with the playoffs right around the corner, Brooklyn needs as many of its key players healthy as possible. Now, with some news that came out before yesterday’s win over the Timberwolves, those reinforcements might be...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 72 Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves (36-35) at Brooklyn Nets (38-33)

When: 6:00 PM EST; Sunday, March 30th, 2014 Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY TV: YES Network I wasn’t able to see/write about it, but the Nets’ win at Barclays over the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night was exactly what the doctor ordered. With their 12th straight home win, the Nets snapped a two-game losing streak composed of road losses against the Pelicans and...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Balling, and Bloguin’s, new look and layout

As you can tell, Brooklyn Balling, and the rest of Bloguin’s sites, looks a lot different now than it did a few days ago. The reason? A redesign of the entire blog network which leaves BB with a fresh and more user-friendly look. The new Brooklyn Balling will feature the same types of stories and game-focused coverage as it did in the past–previews, recaps, news, commentary,...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko both out for Nets tonight against Minnesota

“Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett and forward Andrei Kirilenko will not play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. A medical update on Garnett and Kirilenko will be provided before the game, Nets coach Jason Kidd said. Garnett will miss his 16th straight game due to back spasms, while Kirilenko will miss his fourth straight game due to a sprained left ankle.”...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 66 Recap: Brooklyn Nets 104, Charlotte Bobcats 99. The One Where Brooklyn’s Backcourt Shined

Deron and Joe combined for 45 points on 16-33 shooting and led the Nets to yet another home win, their 10th straight Outside of a November meeting in which the Bobcats came out victorious, Nets' games against Charlotte–at least in recent memory–have turned out pretty well for Brooklyn/New Jersey, and tonight's was no different. The Nets scraped together a 1st quarter lead...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 67 Preview: Boston Celtics (23-46) at Brooklyn Nets (35-31)

Sure, the Celtics have star point guard Rajon Rondo, but it's Jeff Green who presents the most matchup problems for the Nets When: 7:30 PM EST; Friday, March 21st, 2014 Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY TV: YES Network The Nets are playing some great basketball of late, coming off two home wins in a row against the Suns and Bobcats and having won five of their last...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

With win over the Hawks, Raptors move to two games over the Nets

Kyle Lowry has led Toronto to an impressive 39-30 record thus far, and the lead in the Atlantic Division After their poor 10-21 start to the 2013-14 season, the Brooklyn Nets found themselves looking up at the right of the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division for much of the year. Thanks to their 2014 resurgence, though, that has changed somewhat. The only thing that hasn...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 68 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (36-31) at Dallas Mavericks (42-28)

Dirk Nowitzki may be 35, but it doesn't look like he has lost a step in his game When: 7:30 PM EST; Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 Where: American Airlines Center; Dallas, TX TV: YES Network Kevin Garnett is out yet again, for the 12th straight game, as the Nets head south to start a mini three-game road trip against the veteran Dallas Mavericks, who are 14 games above .500...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 68 Recap: Brooklyn Nets 107, Dallas Mavericks 104 (OT). The One Where Brooklyn Fought Back And Joe Was Great

After Marcus Thornton brought Brooklyn back in the third quarter, Joe Johnson took the reins in the fourth and in overtime I'm going to keep it short tonight, but by no means should that diminish the huge win your Brooklyn Nets obtained tonight over the Mavericks down in Dallas, Brooklyn's 4th straight win. Dallas, mainly former Nets Devin Harris and Vince Carter, pounded...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 69 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (37-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (29-40)

Anthony Davis is coming off a 30-point, 11-rebound performance on Saturday night in a win against the Heat. Yeah, he'll probably cause some problems for the Nets. When: 8:00 PM EST; Monday, March 24th, 2014 Where: Smoothie King Center (seriously); New Orleans, LA TV: YES Network Anthony Davis is averaging 21.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game this season and has put up...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 69 Recap: New Orleans Pelicans 109, Brooklyn Nets 104 (OT). The One Where Brooklyn Blew A 22-Point 3rd Quarter Lead

Tyreke Evans exploded in the 3rd quarter, almost singlehandedly bringing the Pelicans right back into this game Through around 26 minutes of gameplay tonight in New Orleans, the Nets looked as good as they have all season. Brooklyn was up by 22 points (66-44) against a Pelicans team missing Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Eric Gordon all to injury and was cruising through what...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 70 Recap: Charlotte Bobcats 116, Brooklyn Nets 111 (OT). The One Where The Shorthanded Nets Couldn’t Stop Al Jefferson

Without Brook Lopez or Kevin Garnett, the Nets had no chance at stopping Jefferson, as he scored 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds tonight The Nets were without Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko, Marcus Thornton, and yeah, even Brook Lopez for tonight's overtime against the Bobcats in Charlotte. Add in the strange and uncalled-for Flagrant Two assessed to Jorge Gutierrez in the...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 70 Recap: Charlotte Bobcats 116, Brooklyn Nets 111 (OT). ...

Without Brook Lopez or Kevin Garnett, the Nets had no chance at stopping Jefferson, as he scored 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds tonight The Nets were without Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko, Marcus Thornton, and yeah, even Brook Lopez for tonight's overtime against the Bobcats in Charlotte. Add in the strange and uncalled-for Flagrant Two assessed to Jorge Gutierrez...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 70 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (37-32) at Charlotte Bobcats (34-37)

Marcus Thornton left Monday's loss in New Orleans early with a bruised back, which was a big reason why the Nets weren't able to hold their 22-point second half lead. For the Nets' sake, hopefully he returns to action tonight. When: 7:00 PM EST; Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 Where: Time Warner Cable Arena; Charlotte, NC TV: YES Network The Nets blew a 22-point...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Netlinked 3/26/14: Barclays Center to get ACC Tournament in 2017 and 2018; Pistons to buy ...

The Nets need to look for a new D-League affiliate now, and won't have this great mascot to root for in Springfield The Nets end a quick three-game road trip tonight in Charlotte against the soon-to-be-formerly Bobcats, who will become the Charlotte Hornets yet again next season. Now, for some interesting news tidbits: The Barclays Center, with some marquee regular...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 69 Recap: New Orleans Pelicans 109, Brooklyn Nets 104 (OT). ...

Tyreke Evans exploded in the 3rd quarter, almost singlehandedly bringing the Pelicans right back into this game Through around 26 minutes of gameplay tonight in New Orleans, the Nets looked as good as they have all season. Brooklyn was up by 22 points (66-44) against a Pelicans team missing Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Eric Gordon all to injury and was cruising through...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 69 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (37-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (29-40)

Anthony Davis is coming off a 30-point, 11-rebound performance on Saturday night in a win against the Heat. Yeah, he'll probably cause some problems for the Nets. When: 8:30 PM EST; Monday, March 24th, 2014 Where: Smoothie King Center (seriously); New Orleans, LA TV: YES Network Anthony Davis is averaging 21.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game this season...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 68 Recap: Brooklyn Nets 107, Dallas Mavericks 104 (OT). ...

After Marcus Thornton brought Brooklyn back in the third quarter, Joe Johnson took the reins in the fourth and in overtime I'm going to keep it short tonight, but by no means should that diminish the huge win your Brooklyn Nets obtained tonight over the Mavericks down in Dallas, Brooklyn's 4th straight win. Dallas, mainly former Nets Devin Harris and Vince Carter...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 68 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (36-31) at Dallas Mavericks (42-28)

Dirk Nowitzki may be 35, but it doesn't look like he has lost a step in his game When: 7:30 PM EST; Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 Where: American Airlines Center; Dallas, TX TV: YES Network Kevin Garnett is out yet again, for the 12th straight game, as the Nets head south to start a mini three-game road trip against the veteran Dallas Mavericks, who are 14...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

With win over the Hawks, Raptors move to two games over the Nets

Kyle Lowry has led Toronto to an impressive 39-30 record thus far, and the lead in the Atlantic Division After their poor 10-21 start to the 2013-14 season, the Brooklyn Nets found themselves looking up at the right of the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division for much of the year. Thanks to their 2014 resurgence, though, that has changed somewhat. The only thing...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 67 Preview: Boston Celtics (23-46) at Brooklyn Nets (35-31)

Sure, the Celtics have star point guard Rajon Rondo, but it's Jeff Green who presents the most matchup problems for the Nets When: 7:30 PM EST; Friday, March 21st, 2014 Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY TV: YES Network The Nets are playing some great basketball of late, coming off two home wins in a row against the Suns and Bobcats and having won five...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 66 Recap: Brooklyn Nets 104, Charlotte Bobcats 99. The One Where Brooklyn's Backcourt Shined

Deron and Joe combined for 45 points on 16-33 shooting and led the Nets to yet another home win, their 10th straight Outside of a November meeting in which the Bobcats came out victorious, Nets' games against Charlotte--at least in recent memory--have turned out pretty well for Brooklyn/New Jersey, and tonight's was no different. The Nets scraped together a 1st quarter...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 66 Preview: Charlotte Bobcats (33-35) at Brooklyn Nets (34-31)

Andrei Kirilenko, who has been hurting from a sprained ankle over the last week or so, will play again tonight, but for the 10th straight game, Kevin Garnett will no (back spasms) When: 7:30 PM EST; Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY TV: YES Network After the Washington Wizards lost to the Sacramento Kings late last night in...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 65 Recap: Brooklyn Nets 108, Phoenix Suns 95. ...

In this battle of the Plumlees, the younger Mason beat the older Miles, as did Mason's team The Phoenix Suns may be one of the NBA's most surprising teams of the 2013-14 season, but if they played the Brooklyn Nets on a regular basis, they probably wouldn't be having nearly a good year as they're having. Brooklyn swept the season series between the East and West teams...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 65 Preview: Phoenix Suns (38-28) at Brooklyn Nets (33-31)

Gerald Green, who played for the Nets two years ago during their last New Jersey season, have developed into a truly explosive scorer in Phoenix When: 7:30 PM EST; Monday, March 17th, 2014 Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY TV: YES Network A lot has changed since the Brooklyn Nets last played the Phoenix Suns, a meeting that took place back in November...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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