Around the ‘Nets: Brookstaps Lopzingis?

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The latest in Nets news and notes from around the ‘nets: FiveThirtyEight took a deep dive into Kristaps Porzingis, coming out the other end with his closest comparison: Brook Lopez? Through all the criticism of The Trade, Thaddeus Young is the silver lining. Prior to Heat-Nets, Dwyane Wade missed Heat shootaround with an undisclosed illness. […]

Hassan Whiteside leads stingy Heat defense into Brooklyn

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Consistency has become elusive for the Brooklyn Nets (7-17) lately after another lackluster performance against the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Done in by poor shooting (38.8 percent), sloppy play (17 turnovers), and non-existent defense (53.9 percent shooting from the Magic), the Nets inevitably fell 105-82 after being outscored 53-37 in the second half. On […]

On Star Wars Night, Nets success looks light-years away

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It at least inspired a solid Chewbacca impersonation: uuuuuugggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh. It’s hardly Shakespeare, but this season is anything but storybook. The Brooklyn Nets are now 7-17 after a 105-82 loss to the Orlando Magic, embarrassed owners of the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference and fourth-worst in the NBA. “Embarrassed” isn’t my editorializing. It’s from the […]

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s favorite Star Wars Character Is E.T.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has many talents: defending NBA wing players, endearing himself to his fellow rookies, and even hitting a mid-range jumper or two. But one thing he’s not so sure about: science fiction movies. During the Nets’ Star Wars Night, various Nets players were asked who their favorite characters from Star Wars were. Though many […]

Brook Lopez Approves Of The Brook Lopez Bobblehead

Brook Lopez has a number of accolades in his career. Lottery pick. All-Star center. Multiple-season 20-point scorer. Max contract player. Tonight, he adds another: Star Wars Bobblehead model. Lopez’s bobblehead debuted Monday night in a Nets game at Barclays Center against the Orlando Magic. He’d gotten his first sneak peek weeks before, when the Nets […]

Nets take on Magic on Star Wars Night

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The Nets’ quest for three straight wins for the first time this season fell short Saturday night, despite a fourth-quarter comeback that yielded 37 points. It was a frustrating game for the Nets who had played terrific at home of late, winning six of seven entering Saturday’s game. Tonight, the Nets (7-16) welcome in the […]

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin two-man game too much for Nets

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Hack-A can only get you so far. The Nets staged a furious fourth-quarter comeback against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday night, trimming an eighteen-point lead to just two in the final minutes thanks to a well-timed intentional fouls on career 41.5% free throw shooter DeAndre Jordan and some quick buckets from their outside shooters. “(Hack-A-Jordan) […]

Nets welcome lowly Sixers on Jewish Heritage Night

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After getting blown out in two straight games over the weekend, the Nets (6-15) put together a bounce-back performance on Tuesday by beating the Houston Rockets 110-105 at Barclays Center. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 24 points, eight rebounds, and a season-high five blocks and Joe Johnson put forth one of his better games […]

Nets-Rockets Notes: You’ll Probably Get A Joe Johnson Bobblehead, If You Want It

Nets-Rockets Notes: You’ll Probably Get A Joe Johnson Bobblehead, If You Want It

Hey, did someone swipe Joe Johnson in? That’s against the law. Some notes with Moreyball and Hollinsball set to clash at Barclays Center Tuesday night: It’s Joe Johnson Bobblehead Night at Barclays Center. There are 10,000 bobbleheads available. Given that the Nets have had a few nights with below 13,000 fans (and their games against […]

Nets-Warriors Final Notes: Joe Johnson Frustrated

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Some last notes about the Nets’ 114-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Check out Game Grades here. For photos, check out the Game Gallery. Some great photos in there. — Following your average NBA game, there is a pattern among the players with media availability. One player routinely speaks first, and the cycle runs […]

CurryWatch: Stephen Curry still has more threes than the entire Nets roster

Curry after hitting his 116th three-pointer of the season Sunday night. (AP)

You might say that reigning MVP Stephen Curry had an off night in the 114-98 Warriors win over the Nets Sunday night. He finished with a game-high 28 points and two assists, both below his season averages. But Curry did do one thing at about his standard pace: he hit five three-pointers in nine attempts. […]

The Nets are shooting threes like it’s 1987

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NEW YORK, NY. — If good things come in threes, it shouldn’t surprise you that the Nets are 5-14. The cross-borough New York Knicks took down the Brooklyn Nets Friday night 108-91, laying to rest any talk of a regional rivalry after only 12 minutes. The Knicks made seven of nine three-pointers to close the […]