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?

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

Here’s a clip of the Nets-Pistons game from NBA.com:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYlJTLu6jX4

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

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.