The Brooklyn Nets (28-39) and Milwaukee Bucks (34-35) played their second triple-overtime thriller in Brooklyn this season, but unlike the first contest, the home team prevailed. Despite a rebound margin of 81-53 in favor of the Bucks, including 38(!) offensive rebounds (18 from Zaza Pachulia), the Nets outlasted the feisty Bucks 129-127, behind Brook Lopez’s […]
With just about a month and a half left in the 2014-2015 season, there’s still so much to be decided. Will Cleveland climb into the second seed? Is Washington in free fall? And, most importantly, can the new look Nets drag themselves into the Eastern Conference playoffs? Well, we’ve decided to predict the fates of […]
Projected record: 38-44 (10th in East) Head coach: Frank Vogel 2013-14 record: 56-26 2013-14 ORtg: 101.5 (22nd) 2013-14 DRtg: 96.7 (1st) Players in: C.J. Miles, Arinze Onuaku, Chris Singleton, Damjan Rudez, Rodney Stuckey, Shayne Whittington Players out: Rasual Butler, Andrew Bynum, C.J. Fair, Paul George (injury), Lance Stephenson, Evan Turner Projected Starting Lineup: George Hill, […]
It hasn’t been the best week for the Nets: the team was ranked dead last in ESPN’s Future Power Rankings (although we’d argue that’s exactly the point), two of their three international players were eliminated in the first round of the FIBA Round of 16 International Basketball Tournament, and the third (Mason Plumlee) won’t see […]
Thoughts and prayers to @Paul_George24 and his family #usa — Mason Plumlee (@masonplumlee) August 2, 2014 How would you grade the players? Mason Plumlee CENTER First and foremost: the game was cut short because of a horrific leg injury to Paul George, who needed to be carried off by a stretcher. It was a gruesome […]
Want to watch Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee scrimmage with the rest of Team USA? Here’s how.
The Indiana Pacers’ run to the NBA Finals ended last week, losing to the Miami Heat in six games and sending them into the offseason with a few questions to answer.
People remember moments. We’ll remember Paul Pierce’s Nets series-saving block in the same breath we’ll remember Damian Lillard’s Trail Blazers series-clinching three-pointer. We’ll remember Kevin Garnett lunging for a loose ball like it held his life force.
We don’t normally highlight power rankings from around the league here on The Brooklyn Game, but eagle-eyed reader Ken noticed something interesting in the latest USA TODAY NBA power rankings. The Nets currently rank 14th in their NBA power rankings, but in their last game against the 13 teams above them, they’re 8-5, with one […]
The deadline has passed, and the Brooklyn Nets still have a big problem.
Deron Williams may have been the third-best player with the ball in his hands last season, according to a new metric devised with the NBA’s new optical tracking data. But how real are the numbers?
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For brief moments, youthful exuberance bursts from Andrei Kirilenko.