Andray Blatche

Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks against the Miami Heat during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 10, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Make It A Series, Rain 3s Down On Heat In Game 3

Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Andray Blatche had career playoff highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets handed the Miami Heat their first loss this postseason, 104-90 on Saturday night in Game 3.

05/10/2014

Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Toronto Raptors during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Barclays Center on May 2, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Blatche, Nets Confident Before Game 7 Against Raptors

Riding high after a big win in Game 6, Andray Blatche cooked up controversy by guaranteeing the Nets will win their first-round series with a Game 7 victory in Toronto on Sunday.

05/04/2014

The Nets’ Kevin Garnett, right, celebrates with teammate Paul Pierce in the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors during Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals playoff series at the Barclays Center on April 25, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Déjà Vu In Brooklyn As Nets Hold On To Take 2-1 Series Lead

The Nets held a 15-point lead with five minutes left in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal versus Toronto on Friday night.

04/26/2014

Andray Blatche and Kevin Garnett (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Even With KG Back, Nets Need Blatche To Step Up In Playoffs

For now, Blatche is a really wild wild-card on the Nets. Many I know would prefer that coach Jason Kidd go with Mason Plumlee in relief. But I don’t agree.

04/07/2014

The Nets' Shaun Livingston, right, drives against Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics during a game at the Barclays Center on March 21, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Trounce Celtics, Run Home Winning Streak To 11

Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics 114-98 Friday night.

03/21/2014

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets stands on the court before a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 26, 2014. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Makes Home Debut At Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

With the crowd chanting his name, Collins finally entered the game in the waning moments. He played just three minutes, had no points, one rebound and one steal.

03/03/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams, left, and head coach Jason Kidd discuss the disaster that was Brooklyn's 44-point loss in Portland on Feb. 26, 2014.  (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Don’t Believe In Kidd’s System, Or At Least They Play Like They Don’t

All NBA teams have off nights, but few are as feckless as the Nets were Wednesday night in Portland during their 120-84 shellacking.

02/27/2014

Reggie Evans #30 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 1, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Have To Find Way To Rebound From Latest Injury Spell

Unfortunately, if the Nets don’t find a way to secure their backboard, they’ll be saving Garnett for games that will never be played. Unlike “Airplane!” their season will have crashed and burned.

02/03/2014

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets waits to shoot a foul shot against the Chicago Bulls in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2013 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. 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 2013 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Blatche Scores 17, Nets Top Celtics 85-79

Andray Blatche scored 17 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 85-79 on Sunday night as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett returned to their former home court for the first time since being traded last July.

01/27/2014

Kevin Garnett, right, celebrates with teammate Shaun Livingston during the first half of the Nets’ game against the Miami Heat at the Barclays Center on Jan. 10, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Team Effort Generates Wins, Not All Star Selections

Since Kidd adjusted his lineup in the New Year by moving Garnett, Pierce, and Johnson up one position number, the Nets’ offense has been much more free-flowing and less dependent on any particular player’s output.

01/25/2014

Jameer Nelson #14 of the Orlando Magic shoots against Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets during a game at the Barclays Center on January 21, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Blatche Leads Nets To 8th Win In 9 Games

Andray Blatche came off the bench and had a team-high 18 points and reserve forward Mirza Teletovic added 14 points as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 101-90 on a snowy Tuesday night.

01/21/2014

Brooklyn’s Andray Blatche, second from left, goes strong to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks on Jan. 16, 2014, in London. The Nets won big, 127-110. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Surging Nets Make Most Of Trip Overseas, Blast Hawks In London

Joe Johnson scored 29 points and Andray Blatche added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in the fourth regular-season NBA game to be played in the British capital.

01/17/2014

Brook Lopez (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Let’s Hold Off On Nets’ Obituary Following Lopez Injury

Brook Lopez’s broken foot might not be a death knell for the Brooklyn Nets.

12/21/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Nets Star Center Brook Lopez Out Indefinitely With A Broken Foot

The Nets said Saturday that Brook Lopez was hurt during its overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday and the team would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors.

12/21/2013

The Nets' Andray Blatche shoots against the Toronto Raptors on Nov. 26, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. (Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Hang On To Beat Raptors, 102-100

Andray Blatche scored 24 points, Joe Johnson had 21 and the Nets snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Raptors 102-100 on Tuesday night.

11/27/2013

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