Morning Tip: Nets still undefeated in 2014

Deron Williams, Gary Zielinski

Good morning, Nets fans. Thank you for your continued support of The Brooklyn Game. Buy an iPhone case in The Brooklyn Game Store to give to someone pretentious. Here’s some Nets news and notes from around the ‘net:

Toko, Tyshawn return to Nets with Kirilenko, Terry unlikely

After a two-day stint in Springfield with the team’s D-League affiliate Springfield Armor, Tornike Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor have been recalled by the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced today. The team sent down Shengelia and Taylor Saturday to get them some playing time in the Armor’s Sunday afternoon game against the Maine Red Claws. The […]

Nets-Timberwolves: How & Where To Watch & Listen

The Brooklyn Nets are 3-8 after a wholly unenthusiastic loss against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. The franchise point guard went down with another ankle injury, and Brooklyn is near the Eastern Conference cellar. Tonight, they take on the 7-6 Minnesota Timberwolves. Yet, somehow, the Nets only find themselves 1.5 games out of the division […]

Nets shorthanded again as Williams, Lopez, two more sit

Deron Williams, Jason Terry

The Nets are catching too many breaks, and not the good kind. Starting Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams and center Brook Lopez have officially been ruled out once again as they each nurse sprained ankles, while backup small forward Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) and backup shooting guard Jason Terry (bruised knee) will both sit […]

Ghost Town

Jason Kidd Coach

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Following Monday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Brooklyn Nets engaged in some roster-wide “reflection,” reflection that kept roughly 40 media members out of the locker room, pushed back into a far-off hallway, well out of earshot. Whatever words were tossed around the lockers, it was clear the team didn’t […]

Andrei Kirilenko: “I Don’t Like Black Mamba”… The Nickname, That Is

Andrei Kirilenko: “I Don’t Like Black Mamba”… The Nickname, That Is

In an interview with YES Network, Andrei Kirilenko lists off his top 5 NBA nicknames, first noting that he’s not a big fan of Kobe Bryant’s Black Mamba. He says he’d call him “Killer Instinct,” which for some reason he likes better. Kirilenko also lists two of his new teammates from the Boston Celtics, though […]

Brooklyn, led by unselfishness, stun Heat

Jason Terry (AP)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Before Friday night’s home opener, Deron Williams casually made a bold statement: he, and his team, felt that they were better than the defending champion Miami Heat. It’s a statement easily met with ridicule; this is the Miami Heat, after all, of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, of back-to-back championships. […]