Nets outlast Knicks in 1st NYC Pro Hoops Showdown

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In front of a sellout crowd at Barclays, Brooklyn defended its home court against the Knicks by defeating them, 96-89, in overtime Thursday. Deron Williams was magnificent once again scoring the basketball as well as passing it, finishing with 16 points and 14 rebounds. The Nets and Knicks are now tied for the Atlantic division lead with 9-4 records. The victory is a big deal for Nets fans and for a franchise looking to arise from under the shadows of its neighbors at MSG. But the Nets will have to do more than defeat the Knicks in meaningless regular season games. Brooklyn will have to win multiple championships in order to challenge for basketball supremacy in NYC.

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Brooklyn Tops Blazers

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The Nets defeated the Portland Trailblazers, 98-85, at the Barclays center Sunday.  Deron Williams got the best of Portland’s star rookie guard Damian Lillard, with 15 points, 12 assists, four blocks to go along with his three steals. Lillard, an early favorite for rookie of the year honors, finished with 13 points and seven assists. Continue reading

Nets Dethrone Kings in Sacramento

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The Nets’ win streak is now five after topping the Kings, 99-90, Sunday to begin their three-game west coast swing. Andray Blatche scored a game-high 22 points for Brooklyn coming off the bench. Lopez added 13 points to go along with his four blocks.  Brooklyn performed well on both ends of the court against Sacramento, disproving the notion that the Nets would suffer a letdown after the Boston win. Now that the Nets have disposed of the Kings, they must face the challenge of taking on the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday at the Staples Center.

Brooklyn Completes Sweep

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The Nets beat the Magic 82-74 Sunday at Barclays to complete the home-and-home sweep.  Brook Lopez asserted himself on offense again, scoring a team-high 20 points. Kris Humphries, or the man formerly known as Kim Kardashian’s husband, scored 14 while grabbing 21 boards. While it is encouraging that the Nets have put together a winning streak, it is bothersome to see this team squander big leads time and again against mediocre competition. First against the Raptors, then the T-wolves, and now the Magic.  If they are struggling to beat these underwhelming teams in their own building, why should anyone expect them to compete with the NBA’s elite?  I will reserve any further judgment until Jan, but they’ll need to get their acts together sooner than later.