Thank you for your continued support of The Brooklyn Game. Here’s some Nets news & notes from around the ‘net:
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- In case 27 points on 10-12 shooting Wednesday night didn’t say it, Paul Pierce says it himself: he’s adjusted to coming off the bench. The one problem: now that he’s actually adjusted, Kidd could bring him back into the starting lineup.
- ***BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN*** Kevin Garnett once screamed at an opponent. This time, it’s Nick Young talking about it in his rookie season.
- Knicks coach Mike Woodson, throwing shade on his own player Carmelo Anthony by insinuating that Nets guard Joe Johnson’s a better clutch player after Anthony threw up a wild shot as time expired in a 102-101 loss to the Washington Wizards:
I’m going to be honest, I’ve let games go like that. In Atlanta, I let a couple of games where I didn’t call a timeout because they weren’t set. We threw it in and Joe Johnson was able to dribble down and hit a winning shot. Was I thinking that at the time? Well, when Beno [Udrih] stepped out and Melo begged for it and he threw it to him, I didn’t stop the play. I let it go on. I should’ve called a timeout, taking it out of their hands and advance the basketball [to halfcourt], but I didn’t.
Woodson’s days aren’t just numbered; they’re etched into the hardwood at Madison Square Garden.
- While the Knicks devolve into a bigger and more hilarious mess with each passing day, Nets players are busy praising head coach Jason Kidd. (Unfortunately, they’re not as busy defending the perimeter.)
- Want to see college basketball at Barclays Center over the winter holiday? Here you go.