Featuring their new rotation in last night's predictable win over the hapless Charlotte Bobcats, Brooklyn Nets players and coaches shared their thoughts about the whole situation and what we might see in the future. ... MORE →
Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace seems to have a knack for games like this: after blocking three dunks in one game against the Chicago Bulls in December, Wallace bested that mark Wednesday night, blocking a season-high five shots against the Charlotte Bobcats -- three layups, a dunk, and what appeared to be a post-up attempt by Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts. Watch:
lmao the first 35 seconds of the yes network intro felt really trippy
— The Beat Of Brooklyn (@BK_Nets_Beat) March 7, 2013
— Nathan Timbs (@NTimbs22) March 7, 2013
At the bobcats vs nets game. I just hope both teams play hard twitter.com/DrRobZombie/st…
— Corey Bowlin (@DrRobZombie) March 7, 2013
Gerald Wallace gets the loudest ovation (including bobcats players) no big deal #Nets
— Michael Rodrigues (@MRod2424) March 7, 2013
Started slow but began hitting shots and finding teammates in the third quarter, taking over as the Nets turned a ten-point halftime deficit into a commanding lead.
Johnson & Williams looked like Brooklyn's backcourt, particularly in the second half -- Johnson got open in the right spaces and hit his shots. Amazing what playing the Bobcats can do for you.
If the object of basketball was anything but to score, Gerald Wallace would be this team's best player. It's impossible to question his effort or desire. But the constant stream of missed jumpers and layups is eternally frustrating. He did end the game with the highlight of the right, though, dunking on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Offensive struggles aside, it's hard to discount his great job defensively tonight, most notably swatting away layups with emphasis at the rim.
Invisible in the first half, possibly by design -- he barely touched the ball when he was on the floor -- but got many more touches in the third and fourth quarter, and the lead bounced in favor of Brooklyn accordingly. Got the easy ones (open dunks created by Deron Williams) and the hard ones (a 22-footer, a fadeaway jumper that hit the front of the rim and bounced in).
Couple of fancy moves. More enjoyable than not.
When no one else was scoring in the first quarter, Bogans hit two threes. #RoleStarHipHop.
Under serious flak for his poor performance since the All-Star break, Evans put up a classic "Good Reggie" game -- a few field goals, 16 rebounds, some floor-crashing and possession-busting, and one instance where he saved Ben Gordon's life by directing Gerald Wallace away from him after Wallace felt he was intentionally fouled.
Got significant minutes now that Humphries is out of the rotation, and outside of an early three and some fancy passing, didn't do much with them.
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Tonight: The 34-26 Brooklyn Nets have had a few days off after an embarrassing weekend that saw them lose back-to-back games by double digits, and come into Charlotte tonight to take on the 13-47 (read: bad) Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats have lost seven straight games, the last four by an average of over 26 points per game, and hold the league's worst record.
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Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel are on the call. The game is radio simulcast on WFAN, and in Spanish on WADO.
More on tonight's game, including injuries and stats, after the jump... MORE →
The 34-26, somewhat sliding Brooklyn Nets travel to Charlotte tonight to take on the 13-47 Charlotte Bobcats, proprietors of the worst record in the NBA. These teams were connected near the trade deadline, after a report that the Bobcats were interested in Nets forward Kris Humphries in exchange for guard Ben Gordon, but a deal never went down, and both players remained with their respective teams. Here's three things to watch in tonight's game.... MORE →
Former Nets forward Jayson Williams has had his share of minutes in the spotlight -- though he's most known for pleading guilty to aggravated assault and serving a prison sentence after accidentally killing his driver, Williams was a force in the NBA for the Nets, leading the NBA in offensive rebounding percentage in his last full season and developing a reputation as one of the league's strongest players.
Williams, who has since been released, has kept up with the Nets this season. He occasionally peppers thoughts about the team from his Twitter account, and has kept a running commentary with fans. After hearing that Kris Humphries lost his spot in the rotation, months after losing his starting spot to Reggie Evans, Williams responded accordingly -- and strongly:... MORE →