Brooklyn Now 2-0 in Post Johnson Era

English: Brook Lopez

English: Brook Lopez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Brooklyn improved its record to 16-14 after topping the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-100 at the Barclays center Saturday night. Brook Lopez was magnificent for Brooklyn, scoring 35 and grabbing 11 boards. Joe Johnson and Deron Williams had 15 points apiece to pace the Nets, who are now 2-0 since the firing of Avery Johnson.  Continue reading

Nets Drop Pistons in Double-OT

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Joe Johnson’s fadeway jumper lifted the Nets to a 107-105 win over the Detroit Pistons at Barclays on Friday. Johnson finished with 28 and scored the last five in the second overtime. Gerald Wallace was also a major offensive contributor for the Nets with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Just being able to squeak past the Pistons is indicative of how much Brooklyn has struggled in the month of December. Once again, the Nets have allowed a team to come into their building and score 100+.  Has Brooklyn forgotten how to play defense? Where’s the communication? the effort? the tenacity that propelled the Nets to an 8-2 record at the beginning of the season? I have no clue why Brooklyn has lost its focus nor am I confident that the team will find it in time before heads begin to roll.

Nets Beat Raptors

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Brooklyn snapped its five-game losing streak by defeating the Toronto Raptors, 94-88, in Toronto Wednesday night. Joe Johnson led the Nets with 23 points and four assists. Reserve forward Reggie Evans was once again a beast on the glass with 11 boards. Throughout much of the game, Brooklyn struggled mightily on both ends of the court and even at the free throw line, shooting only 26-of-35 (58.8 percent) from the free throw line. Even a poor showing from Williams to go along with these shortcomings, the Nets managed to pull the game out. You can say that the Nets’ win was a testament to their resolve, but I’ll say that it is more reflective of who they were playing. The Raptors suck and are sitting in last place in the Atlantic division with a 4-19 record.

Knicks Avenge Loss to Nets in Round 2 of the NYC Pro Hoops Showdown

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The New York Knicks improved their Eastern Conference-best record to 16-5 by stunning the Nets with a 100-97 win at Barclays Tuesday Night. Though Carmelo Anthony was the star for Knicks with his 45 points, former Nets guard Jason Kidd was the hero after hitting the decisive three-point shot in the closing minutes of regulation to send Knicks fans home happy.  Continue reading