Today's installment of Better Know An Opponent focuses on the Philadelphia 76ers. Let's take a look.... MORE →
Knicks can clinch Atlantic Division title with win or Nets loss tonight. Figure that's why Jay-Z wants to get out of Brooklyn ownership now.
— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) April 9, 2013
Very symbolic turnaround for Nets in inaugural season in Brooklyn. Have ended 5-year playoff drought, produce 1st winning record in 6 years.
— Brian Seltzer (@BrianSeltzer) April 9, 2013
In a perfect world, Itzhak Perlman will buy Jay-Z's share and the Nets will be forced to play Perlman jams during warmups.
— Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) April 9, 2013
Hey Jay Z, I'm interested in purchasing your share of the Nets. DM me or my people. Let's do a deal yo!
— Le Renard Subtil (@sfishburger) April 9, 2013
— Jason Wolf (@JasonChadWolf) April 9, 2013
The Brooklyn Nets look to hammer down home-court advantage in the playoffs. The next step in that process: taking on a fledging Philadelphia 76ers team in Brooklyn tonight, and you know what that means: time to play "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak predicting how well the Nets will do in each game for a chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
The game is as simple as it sounds:
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was the best part of pregame PJ saying players know nothing, or Spanarkel hitting the shot then saying it's for the win? #Nets
— Brooklyn's Beat (@brooklynsbeat) March 11, 2013
A lot of #Nets fans in Philly tonight lol
— Aaron Colon (@aaronisNYC) March 11, 2013
— Envy Me (@VickNastyyy) March 11, 2013
The sports tour of America continues! Philly vs. Brooklyn... Go Nets! @ Wells Fargo Center instagr.am/p/WvBPv6oJ3A/
— Amanda Kosack (@AmandaLyn_521) March 11, 2013
— Michael O'Mara (@formanstwin) March 11, 2013
Two teams racing in opposite directions clash tonight in Philadelphia, as the 37-26 Brooklyn Nets (who have won three straight) take on the 23-38 Philadelphia 76ers (who have lost 11 of their last 12). The Sixers have been in complete freefall for some time now, hitting rock bottom on February 26th with a 98-84 loss to the Orlando Magic that culminated in a reckless and feckless press conference from Sixers coach Doug Collins. Add in that it doesn't appear that Andrew Bynum will play for the Sixers at all this season, and suffice it to say that the year hasn't gone as planned for the Sixers.
Joining me to talk about Sixers basketball is the talented and affable Tom Sunnengren, of ESPN's TrueHoop 76ers Affiliate blog Hoop76. To give you an idea of how the Sixers season has gone so far, read the tone of Tom's answers, then consider that Tom never met a smile or happy thought he didn't like.
And, as always: The BK Game Streak is up. Get to playin'.
Devin: The Nets won the first two matchups between these two teams and the Sixers are in complete freefall, losing 11 of their last 12 games. What would have to go right for Philly to sneak their first win over Brooklyn this year?
The Nets have won three straight games by double digits... can they make it four? Play "The BK Game Streak" to build a streak predicting how well the Nets will do in each game for a chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
The game is as simple as it sounds:
1. The contest relies on a standard betting line for each game. (Note: you must be logged into Facebook to play.) To make your prediction, select YES or NO to agree or disagree. For example: today's line is "Brooklyn will beat Philadelphia by ten or more points." If you think the Nets will extend their streak of double-digit victories to four tonight against the 23-38 76ers, select "YES." If you think the Nets will win by single digits, or the Sixers will pull off the casino games upset, select "NO."
2. String together wins and try to get the longest streak of correct predictions before the end of the NBA regular season. Follow game results on the leaderboard on the right sidebar.
At the end of the season, we'll award three prizes to the players with the best three streaks: The Gold Net Trophy (longest streak) and a $200 Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to first place, the Silver Net Trophy (second-longest streak) and a $50 Amazon Gift Card to second place, and the Bronze Net Trophy (third-longest streak) $25 Amazon Gift Card and a Bronze Net Trophy to third place.
Two players at this moment have active streaks of six wins -- Conner Ong and Joey Convery -- and our leader is David Borghard, who has correctly predicted 7 straight games. But with 19 games left on the schedule, there's a lot of time to make up ground.
Read more rules for the contest here.