Kevin Garnett Thanks Philly Hecklers For Putting ‘Little Kick In My Juice’

Kevin Garnett is thankful for hecklers this year. The Brooklyn Nets were all too close to losing to the worst team in the NBA on Tuesday night, but some inspiration from an unlikely source ultimately saved them from an embarrassing defeat. The Nets held a measly two-point lead over the Philadelphia 76ers with under a minute remaining when Garnett stepped up and drained a 19-foot...
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Sixers squander fourth-quarter lead vs. Nets, fall to 0-15

  Alan Anderson scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Philadelphia 99-91 on Wednesday night to extend the 76ers' season-opening skid to 15 games -- matching a franchise record. Philadelphia rallied from a 20-point deficit in the first half to the lead early in the fourth quarter, but Anderson and Mirza Teletovic led the way for the Nets in...
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Anderson helps Nets beat winless 76ers 99-91

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Alan Anderson scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Philadelphia 99-91 on Wednesday night to extend the 76ers' season-opening skid to 15 games - matching a franchise record. Philadelphia rallied from a 20-point deficit in the first half to the lead early in the fourth quarter, but Anderson and Mirza Teletovic led the way for...
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76ers can match futile start of infamous 1972-73 squad

The Philadelphia 76ers are 0-14. This is historically horrible for a franchise that has already defined the mark for awful. The 76ers have a ways to go to catch their 1972-73 namesakes. That team went 9-73 -- the worst mark for an 82-game season -- in the NBA. If this edition of the 76ers loses to the 5-9 Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday they will match the futile start of the 9-73 team...
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Fo’ with the Foes: Brooklyn Nets

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Brooklyn Nets who have lost 6 of their last 7 and are 2-5 on the road this season, but boast a roster filled with veteran NBA players ...
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Rogers expected more sportsmen to come out after Collins, Sam

Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, and Michael Sam is without an NFL team. That leaves Rogers, the first openly gay player in Major League Soccer, hoping for a bigger fraternity. ''To be honest, I thought...
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Cavs Looking At Deal To Acquire Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko

Although the Cavs appear to be one of the favorites to land guard/forward Corey Brewer, they still have their eye on another player at that position. According to the Northeast Ohio Media Group, the Cavs are monitoring the situation for Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko. The Cavaliers are monitoring Andrei Kirilenko’s state of affairs in Brooklyn, Northeast […] The post Cavs Looking At...
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Report: Nets Looking to Trade Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko left the Brooklyn Nets this weekend and nobody is sure if he’ll ever come back. Rumor has it that the 76ers are interested in acquiring the veteran small forward, but Marc Stein is reporting that Philadelphia isn’t the only team that’s interested. And a rumble from the trade front: Word is Brooklyn’s market for Andrei Kirilenko is expanding beyond merely...
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No Sleep till Brooklyn: Spurs Beat Nets 99-87 on Short Turn-Around

After Friday night’s obliteration of the young Timberwolves up in the frozen wasteland of Minnesota, the San Antonio Spurs returned home the following night to defend their floor against the Brooklyn Nets. The result was a 99-87 victory, giving the Spurs their fourth straight win and their seventh within their last eight games. Tony Parker scored 22 points, […]
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Andrei Kirilenko Told He Has No Role on Lionel Hollins’ Brooklyn Nets

Andrei Kirilenko may be leaving the Brooklyn Nets sooner than later Reported by Nets Daily, Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins told forward Andrei Kirilenko “I do not see your role on the team.” Kirilenko admitted this during a Russian interview. Andrei said he likes the team and respects Hollins as a coach but it would appear he doesn’t have a place on this team. Many...
Via Basketball Bicker
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Nets hold on to beat Thunder 94-92

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Jarrett Jack scored 23 points off the bench to help the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 94-92 on Friday night and snap a five-game losing streak. Reggie Jackson, who led the Thunder with 21 points, missed what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. The Thunder lost their fifth straight and have the league's second-longest losing...
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Nets Survive, Snap 5 Game Skid

These last 5 games haven't been fun to watch. The Nets have played terribly during their 5 game losing streak and they didn't play particularly well tonight but it was enough to get the win.They shot the ball very well tonight in the first half but the Thunder, still without both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had the lead at halftime and led the majority of the second...
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Nets Rumors: New Jersey in trade talks with the Philadelphia 76ers for Andrei Kirilenko

The Brooklyn Nets have been struggling to start the 2014-15 NBA season. They had hopes to start the season out fast now that they have had a full year of playing together since the huge roster turnover, but it hasn't happened. They still have playoff hopes, only being a game out of the eight seed, and may be looking to make a couple of trades to bolster the roster. Image by Nathaniel...
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Is Andrei Kirilenko’s time in Brooklyn over?

Photo Credit: NBC   Only last season Andrei Kirilenko joined the Brooklyn Nets on a heavily discounted contract, that raised eyebrows all around the league. Multiple teams were chasing the contract of the Russian star before the deal was struck with the Nets. He declined a player option after having a very productive season with the Timberwolves, which would have been around the...
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Andrei Kirilenko Angrily Leaves Nets, Apparently Wants To Join Another Team

Photo Credit: BrooklynNets/Facebook Brooklyn Nets’ small forward Andrei Kirilenko made a power move today by leaving his current team due to personal reasons. Reports have surfaced that the 12-year veteran had left the Nets due to a rift that had been going on for quite some time between both sides. Source says situation between Kirilenko and Nets probably won't be resolved...
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Andrei Kirilenko takes leave of absence from Nets

            Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko was inactive for the first time this season Monday night against the Heat. According to the New York Post, Nets coach Lionel Hollins has been open with him about his decision to leave him out of the rotation. “I really appreciate it,” Kirilenko said, “but it doesn’t make things easier.” When...
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Video: Jason Kidd tells Joe Johnson ‘we know it’s coming to you’ during final seconds of 2nd OT

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd’s return to Brooklyn was eventful to say the least. After getting booed by the Brooklyn faithful before the game, Kidd got the last laugh as he Bucks defeated the Nets in triple overtimes. During the final seconds of the 2nd overtime, Kidd started to play mind games with SG Joe Johnson. Kidd knew that  the play was going to be drawn up for...
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Andrei Kirilenko Situation With Nets Appears Beyond Repair

Andrei Kirilenko has left the Brooklyn Nets for their roadtrip as he has received several healthy scratches in recent games. "Source says situation between Kirilenko and Nets probably won't be resolved until he's on another team," writes Stefan Bondy. Lionel Hollins told the media on Friday that he's unsure if or when Kirilenko will rejoin the club on their road trip.
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Brandon Knight Misses Game Winning Layup (Video)

  Brandon Knight had the opportunity to propel the Milwaukee Bucks to victory over the Brooklyn Nets in overtime with a last second non-contested fastbreak layup. But, boy did he fall short to delivery the goods. The post Brandon Knight Misses Game Winning Layup (Video) appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Gary Altenor.
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Jason Collins retires from the NBA

In his own words via The Players’ Tribune, Jason Collins officially announced his retirement from the NBA. After thirteen seasons including two finals appearances with the New Jersey Nets, Collins decided it was time to end his career. Most known for being the first NBA player to come out as openly gay while playing, Collins played his final season with the now Brooklyn Nets last...
Via Basketball Bicker
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Brooklyn Nets: Reaction to triple-OT loss vs Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets, 122-118, in triple overtime on Wednesday night.  The Nets should realistically have lost at the end of the first extra period. The Bucks’ Brandon Knight made a great defensive play with the game tied and ended up with a fast break to the hoop as time ticked down, only to overshoot the wide open layup and give the Brooklyn Nets second...
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Jason Collins Announces Retirement From The NBA

  Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets After 16 seasons with the NBA Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete is set to retire from the league. On Wednesday Jason Collins announced his retirement in a first person story for Sports Illustrated, according to ESPN. He also wrote a story for regarding his decision to retire. “It feels wonderful to have been...
Via Basketball Bicker
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Jason Collins to announce his retirement from the NBA at tonight's Nets-Bucks game in Brooklyn

In a column he wrote for Sports Illustrated and, Jason Collins stated that he plans to officially announce his retirement from the NBA this evening:On Wednesday at the Barclays Center, I plan to announce my retirement as an NBA player. The day will be especially meaningful for me because the Nets will be playing the Bucks, who are coached by Jason Kidd, my former teammate...
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Jason Collins Announces Retirement From NBA

Jason Collins has announced his retirement from the NBA in a piece in Sports Illustrated. "It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports Illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four major professional team sports," wrote Collins. "And it has been nine months since I signed with the Nets and became the first openly gay male athlete to appear...
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Collins, NBA's 1st openly gay player, to retire

NEW YORK (AP) Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Collins played 22 games with the Brooklyn Nets last season and was not on the roster this season. He announced his retirement in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated, saying it has ''been 18 exhilarating months'' since he came out as the...
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