Discounts on playoff tickets

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by Rick Barry1971 Comments

 

According to our partner Tiqiq, "Nets playoff tickets on the secondary market currently start 38% below face price."

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Deron Williams was the top jersey seller among Nets players.

Deron Williams was the top jersey seller among Nets players.

The Brooklyn Nets sold the seventh-most merchandise of any NBA team despite not having any NBA player in the top 20 of jersey sales, according to the league.

The Nets were outsold (in order) by the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics. Heat forward LeBron James had the league's top-selling jersey for the sixth time in his career.

An NBA spokesperson confirmed to The Brooklyn Game that Deron Williams had the highest-selling jersey of all NBA players, ranking 22nd overall in the league.

Earlier this season, Jason Collins's #98 jersey led the NBA Online Store for multiple days following the Nets signing him to a ten-day contract. Collins is the first openly gay male athlete in one of the four major professional U.S. sports.

 

Jason Kidd, J.R. Smith

Jason Kidd (AP)

In an interview with Brooklyn Nets organization beat reporter Lenn Robbins, Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd dished on a wide variety of subjects, including meditation, his family, his golf game, how he met his wife Porschla, and why he wants Vin Diesel to play him in a movie.

Some highlights from the interview:
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Deron Williams, Greivis Vasquez

Nets-Raptors, playoff time! (AP)

Here's the Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors playoff schedule, starting Saturday, April 19th, including times, dates, and national TV. All Nets first-round games will also be on the YES Network.
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Nets Raptors Basketball

The Nets and Raptors start their playoff series Saturday in Toronto. (AP)

 

What had happened was: The Nets cast aside their usual uniforms and instead collectively donned a massive white flag in the final game of the regular season, which they lost 114-85 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The game mercifully brought to an end a streak of uninspired, boring basketball the Nets largely played over the final two weeks.

The Nets made rest their first priority, as Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Shaun Livingston, Kevin Garnett, Alan Anderson, and Mirza Teletovic sat this one out. Instead, the Nets fielded a vaunted five of Jorge Gutierrez, Marquis Teague, Marcus Thornton, Andray Blatche, and Jason Collins. Andrei Kirilenko and Mason Plumlee made appearances of the bench, which was weird, because I wasn’t used to seeing NBA players on the court when they got in the game.

That was: A chore. No one wanted to watch the Nets’ collection of also-rans come out and skirmish with a non-playoff game when the team clearly didn’t give a damn, and this was in many senses not even an NBA game.

Where they stand: After a few days of jockeying, the dust has settled. The Nets will take the No. 6 seed and play the Toronto Raptors, who beat the New York Knicks Wednesday to cement their spot in the No. 3 seed, in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 will take place at the Air Canada Centre Saturday on ESPN. Time TBD. With the loss, the Nets locked a spot in Miami’s half of the Eastern Conference bracket, which means Brooklyn will play No. 2 Miami in the second round if the Nets advance and Miami takes care of business against No. 7 Charlotte.

This came amid much dismay that the Nets would have to play the Chicago Bulls in the first round once again. The No. 4 Bulls will instead play the No. 5 Washington Wizards.

The stats: Well, they weren’t great. Marcus Thornton led the Nets with 20 points on 6-of-19 shooting — and shoot he did. The cuffs were off for Thornton, who is not shy about shooting in the first place. This was an exhibition in gunning.

Andray Blatche posted 20 points (8-of-18 shooting) and 12 rebounds and featured his usual collection of moves and hilarity. Andrei Kirilenko MADE A PAIR OF FREE THROWS and I don’t care about anything else he did.

Jason Collins was set free to fire, logging eight points on eight shots. The lumbering big man played 39 minutes, and you have to figure he’ll never play that many in an NBA game again.

Shot Chart Rorschach Test: A Christmas-themed square donut.
donut

Is Marquis Teague in the D-League yet? That’s a nope.

Game Grades: Read 'em here.

Was this wise? Maybe. Williams needed the rest. If Johnson needed it, he never would have told you so. Pierce has his shoulder thingy, and Garnett sweats a new ocean after each two-minute stint. There were reasons not to care, but there were also reasons to try and avoid Miami in the second round and stay in rhythm.

Also, I take a little more seriously Jason Kidd’s assertion that Garnett’s minutes load won’t increase in the playoffs given that he had absolutely no chance to increase it incrementally during the regular season. The Nets can probably only count on him for 22 minutes a game in the postseason.

WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?

Shaun Livingston, not doin’ things: He didn’t play. That toe is really actin’ up.

Can you give me a comparison for the number of fast-break dunks the Nets gave up in the second half? Sure thing!

Across the river: The Knicks lost to the Toronto Raptors, putting to bed their miserable season and giving them 37 wins, matching the SCHOENE projection that Knicks fans were quick to call absurd before the season began.

Take that, Masai Ujiri.

Next up: The Nets start what they’ve been building toward since Jan. 1. Saturday they get to show that they really were built for the playoffs.

 


The Brooklyn Nets CENTER

The Nets made it clear they didn't care about this game, like many of the other games the last two weeks of this season, but it's never nice to get blown out with the playoffs right at your heels. If results hold, the Nets will face the Raptors on Saturday on ESPN.

Andray Blatche POWER FORWARD

He never stops Blatching. Had some signature pump fakes, long two-point jumpers, one memorable eurostep, and a nice up-and-under move.

Andrei Kirilenko SMALL FORWARD

He didn't make any insane voodoo pass like he did on Tuesday, but he did lots of Kirilenko things. And one not-Kirilenko thing. HE MADE A PAIR OF FREE THROWS.

Marcus Thornton SHOOTING GUARD

Early on, it looked like Marcus Thornton might take about 100 shots in this game, and it's funny, because he gameplans for a minimum of 200 attempts on any given night.

Jason Collins CENTER

He had the green light, which I don't think anyone has ever said about Jason Collins. It looks like his role is pretty much nonexistent for the playoffs, so it was good to get one last long look at him this season.

Mason Plumlee CENTER

He had his usual assortment of athletic plays at the rim. He also showed off a couple hook shots and post moves that were big parts of his repertoire when he was an offensive focal point at Duke.

Jorge Gutierrez POINT GUARD

Gutierrez looked okay, neither good nor bad. He looked to shoot more, but when Andray Blatche is more of a playmaker than your point guard, there probably is something a bit wrong.

Marquis Teague POINT GUARD

I feel bad for Marquis Teague, because the appropriate people don't seem to realize that he belongs in the D-League for the foreseeable future. I will say that he always gives his full effort, but it's clearly not enough.


 

LeBron James, Joe Johnson

The Nets are playoff-bound. But how will it shake out? (AP)

The Nets have a lot at stake Wednesday night: with four potential games affecting their seeding, there's still a chance they could be the fifth seed or the sixth seed, and face either the Chicago Bulls or the Toronto Raptors. It's a little complicated, but here's a quick breakdown below of all the possibilities.
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AP/Mark Lennihan

AP/Mark Lennihan

Want to watch the Brooklyn Nets at a bar in Manhattan? Here's a list of Manhattan sports bars that (should) show Nets games. Manhattanites may not be excited at the thought of watching the Brooklyn Nets, but most will begrudgingly put the game on. Click the name of the bar for more information, including reviews, happy hour & drink/food specials, location, and directions.
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AP/Mark Lennihan

AP/Mark Lennihan

Want to watch the Brooklyn Nets at a bar in Brooklyn? Here's a list of Brooklyn bars by neighborhood that show Nets games. Click the name of the bar for more information, including reviews, happy hour & drink/food specials, location, and directions.
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AP

AP

Want to watch the Brooklyn Nets at a bar in New Jersey? Here's a list of New Jersey bars by city that show Nets games. Click the name of the bar for more information, including reviews, happy hour & drink/food specials, location, and directions.
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AP/Mark Lennihan

AP/Mark Lennihan

Want to watch the Brooklyn Nets at a bar in the Bronx? Here's a list of Bronx sports bars that show Nets games. Click the name of the bar for more information, including reviews, happy hour & drink/food specials, location, and directions.
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