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
Brooklyn’s head coach Avery Johnson lost his job Thursday morning after his team suffered its tenth loss in December, losing to the Milwaukee Bucks, 108-93, Wednesday night. Continue reading
Here’s a clip of the Nets-Pistons game from NBA.com:
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.
Here’s a game clip of Nets-Raptors from NBA.com:
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.
- Nets beat Raptors to end five-game losing streak (newsday.com)
Here’s a game clip of Nets-Knicks from NBA.com:
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
Despite a furious comeback in the second half, Brooklyn dropped its fourth straight game after falling to the Milwaukee Bucks, 97-88, at Barclays on Sunday. Bucks star guard Brandon Jennings led all scorers with 26 points and 7 assists. Continue reading
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Nets, 109-102 at the Barclays center Thursday. Former Knick great David Lee led the Warriors with 30 points and 15 rebounds. Guard Stephen Curry finished with 28 points and five assists. The Nets’ Joe Johnson led all scorers with 32 points. Continue reading