Brooklyn Edges Knicks in MLK Matinee

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Joe Johnson has enjoyed playing the role of Mr. Clutch this season. His jumper with 22 seconds left lifted the Nets to 88-85 win over the NY Knicks at MSG today. Johnson finished the contest with 25 points; Deron Williams added 14 points and 12 assists. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 for the Knicks but shot only 11-of-29 from the field and was 0-for-6 in the fourth quarter. This is a good win not only for Brooklyn, who splits the season series with their crosstown rival, but also for the metropolitan area, which now has the privilege of having two premier basketball teams playing in its backyard. The Nets have won 11 of 13 under P.J. Carlesimo and will look to avenge an early season loss to the T-wolves when they face off again in Minnesota on Wednesday.


Hawks Stop Streaking Nets

The Brooklyn Nets’ seven-game win streak came to an unceremonious end Wednesday night after losing to the Atlanta Hawks, 109-95, at Philips Arena. Though without the services of star player, Josh Smith, who was suspended a game for poor conduct, the Hawks were efficient on offense. Guards Jeff Teague and Devin Harris (former Net) combined for 46 points and 16 assists. Continue reading

Brooklyn Continues its Winning Ways Versus Raptors

Brooklyn extended its winning streak to seven games after topping the Toronto Raptors, 113-106 at Barclays center on Tuesday. The Nets had five players in double figures. Brook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 21 points. The top reserves for the Nets, Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic accounted for 24 points off a Brooklyn bench that scored a season-high 40.  Continue reading

Nets Cruise Against 76ers

Andray Blatche at the Washington Wizards v/s O...

Andray Blatche at the Washington Wizards v/s Orlando Magic game on 11/27/08 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Brooklyn Nets blew out the Philadelphia 76ers with a 109-89 win in Philly on Tuesday night. Reggie Evans grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds for the Nets, who took control over the game with a 16-2 run in the third quarter. Continue reading

Nets Down Wizards in Double-OT

The Nets tried their best to make us forget their signature win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite their efforts, the Nets managed to escape with a 115-113 victory over the Wizards on Thursday in double overtime at the Verizon center in Washington D.C.,  because of Joe Johnson’s jumper with 7 seconds left in double-OT. Johnson finished the game with 18 points. Rookie guard Bradley Beal paced the Wizards with a game-high 24 points. Continue reading

Brooklyn stuns OKC

After losing to the Spurs by 31, the Nets bounced back against the defending Western Conference champion Thunder, beating them by the score, 110-93, in Oklahoma City Wednesday. It was a big night for Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson, who accounted for 58 of the team’s points. Williams added 19 points and dished out 13 assists.  After notching a big win against the team with the NBA’s best record, how will the Nets fare when they take on the scrappy Washington Wizards, who hold the NBA’s worst record at 4-26?