Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 15, 2014, at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (credit:  Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Blazers Beat Nets 97-87 Without Aldridge, Batum

Missing their two starting forwards could have been a problem for the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead, it was an opportunity.

11/16/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Calls For Legalized Sports Betting

In an op-ed article for the New York Times published online Thursday, Silver said fans should have a safe and legal way to gamble on professional games.

11/14/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Silver’s Gambling Stance Is Another Way For Pro Sports To Get Your Money

In this dangerous world, sports fans are responsible for their own sobriety, no matter how many temptations are put in front of them. And there are more temptations every single day.

11/14/2014

Evan Fournier #10 of the Orlando Magic dribbles around Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets in the first half at Barclays Center on November 9, 2014.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: What Should The Nets Do With Brook Lopez?

Something has to be done with Brook Lopez. The seven-foot center is just killing the Nets on both ends of the court.

11/14/2014

Joe Johnson (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Snap 2-Game Skid, Beat Nets 107-99

The matchup of the league’s best-shooting teams coming into the game – the Warriors at 49.7 percent, and Brooklyn at 48.6 percent – lived up to the hype in brief bursts.

11/14/2014

A general view of the arena during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA All-Star Ballot Expands To Include All Players; Start Of Voting Pushed Back

Voting for the Feb. 15 game in New York will open Dec. 11. It traditionally began this week, when teams aren’t even 10 games into their seasons.

11/13/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 12: Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Phoenix Suns drives for a shot against Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets on November 12, 2014 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson Leads Nets With 21 In 112-104 Loss To Suns

Gerald Green came off the bench to score 28 points as the Phoenix Suns erased a 19-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 on Wednesday night.

11/13/2014

Nets.com redirects to an eBay auction for the domain name on November 12, 2014. (credit: eBay)

‘This Is The Ultimate Troll': Nets.com Owners Finally Come Forward

Jane Hill, who owns a telecom company in Santa Fe, told the New York Times that she’s “had fun with the mystery of it all.” But that’s not the sole motivation.

11/12/2014

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Unimpressed By Fast Start, ‘Big Shot’ Joe Sends Message To Nets

Joe Johnson, a 2014 All-Star and the Nets’ go-to scorer down the stretch of tight games, is not one who usually shares his beefs with the media. But something sure is bugging him these days.

11/11/2014

Nets’ point guard Deron Williams, left, goes up for a shot against the Knicks on Nov. 7, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Williams Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week

It’s early, but it appears Deron Williams is a different player than a season ago. The veteran point guard has done basically everything right of late and on Monday was rewarded for it.

11/10/2014

Members of the Jets celebrate during their 20-13 win over Pittsburgh at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 9, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports — Week 2

It’s time once again to look at who’s hot and who’s not on the New York/New Jersey sports landscape.

11/10/2014

Bojan Bogdanovic of the Brooklyn Nets shoots the ball against the Orlando Magic during the game on November 9, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bogdanovic Scores 22 To Lead Nets Over Magic

Mason Plumlee added 12 points and 10 rebounds while Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett each had seven assists for Brooklyn (4-2).

11/10/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets takes a shot against the New York Knicks on Nov. 7, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Blast Knicks, 110-99, In First All-New York Matchup Of The Season

Deron Williams scored a season-high 29 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks 110-99 on Friday night in the first meeting this season between the city rivals.

11/07/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images); Joe Johnson (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Still Developing Identities, Knicks And Nets Set To Meet At Barclays

The New York Knicks are still laboring with their new triangle offense and that could make it challenging for them to extend a three-game win streak in Brooklyn.

11/07/2014

Knicks fan holds up a sign (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images); Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Prokhorov, Nets Continue to Needlessly Obsess Over Knicks

Mr. Prokhorov, let’s forget about this Knicks nonsense for a while and get down to what this organization really needs: a competent general manager.

11/07/2014

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