In a season of unpredictable twists and turns, the Nets happen to be one of the hottest teams in the league right now after winning their sixth in seven games. But let’s be real — they’re not championship caliber.
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.
The Nets are visiting London after fatigue may have played a part in their latest performance. “It is tough to travel, especially when you travel more than four hours,” forward Andrei Kirilenko said.
Joe Johnson snapped out of a slump with 23 points against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets matched a season high with their third straight victory by beating the Atlanta Hawks 91-86 on Monday night.
Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, Andrea Bargnani added 23 and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-106 on Saturday night.
The Knicks are 0-6 while wearing their orange alternate uniforms.
Jeff Teague scored 16 points to lead eight players in double figures, and the Atlanta Hawks sent the New York Knicks to a fifth straight home loss with a 110-90 victory Saturday night.
Carmelo Anthony continued his success against Atlanta by scoring 25 points and the Knicks regrouped after blowing a 17-point lead to beat the Hawks 95-91 on Wednesday night.
The Knicks now have to live up to James Dolan’s expectations. The addition of J.R. Smith to the starting lineup seems to suggest head coach Mike Woodson understands his owner’s sense of urgency.
Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly met with head coach Mike Woodson following Sunday’s blow out loss to the Spurs.
Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title without playing, and the Atlanta Hawks lost their chance to move up in the East standings.
Carmelo Anthony put on another scoring show, though he didn’t have to do it alone.
Al Horford had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks dominated the fourth quarter as they defeated Brooklyn 105-93 on Sunday night, keeping the Nets from tying for first place in the Atlantic Division.
The Nets have four days off before facing the Hawks, which should give Carlesimo and his staff the time they need to work out the specifics.
Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each scored 18 points, Deron Williams added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets won their third straight game with a 93-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.