Nets Survive Scare in the Valley of the Sun

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For the second straight game on this eight-game road trip, the Nets found themselves in a competitive battle against a Western conference foe. Only this time, the final score was in favor of the Nets. Brooklyn held on to a 102-100 win over the Phoenix Suns, who could have sent the game into overtime if reserve forward Hamed Haddadi had connected on a putback at the end of regulation. Continue reading

Clippers Clip Nets

Brooklyn had no answer for Clippers guard Chris Paul and his pick-and-rolls in the second half. Paul scored 17 of his game-high 29 points to lead Los Angeles to a 101-95 win over the Nets at the Staples Center Saturday night. Brooklyn held its own against one of the Western conference’s best teams. Up to the closing seconds in regulation, the game was in doubt for the Clippers. After a timeout, Deron Williams hit a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 99-95 with less than a minute to play in the fourth quarter. But that was the closest Brooklyn got because the Clippers iced the game at the free throw line. Williams and Lopez each scored 18 in the loss for the Nets, who will look to rebound when they take on the lowly Suns in Phoenix on Sunday.

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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

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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)

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