Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.
For Brooklyn to advance to the second round for the first time since 2007 (when, ironically, the sixth-seeded New Jersey Nets upset third-seeded Toronto), the following matters must be addressed.
The NBA’s playoff seeds are set, and to the relief of many, the Brooklyn Nets won’t be facing Chicago in the first round.
Jerry was in a festive mood for Boomer’s birthday and why not? There was so much good New York sports news to update the guys about.
Let’s hold off on this New York City takeover thing, OK? Hey Deron Williams — how about the Nets winning a round in the playoffs first?
There is a belief out there that Jason Kidd’s team might be intentionally losing to avoid playing the Bulls in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Boomer and Craig both like the strategy.
The Brooklyn Nets have launched a search for the borough’s best.
Mirza Teletovic scored a team-high 20 points and Joe Johnson and Mason Plumlee each added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 97-88 Sunday night.
The NBA announced five international preseason games Thursday. The Nets and Sacramento Kings will meet twice in China — Oct. 12 in Shanghai and Oct. 15 in Beijing.
A season sweep of the defending champs? Yeah, Brooklyn is for real. But LeBron James doesn’t sound too worried about the red-hot Nets.
NBA refs couldn’t have allowed Nets center Mason Plumlee — a rookie, no less — to get away with a block of the King just two ticks from the final buzzer, could they?
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.
If Wednesday’s dreadful 110-81 drubbing at the hands of the rival Knicks at MSG showed us anything, it’s that Jason Kidd has much to learn no matter his record in any particular month.
A food server at Barclays Center has claimed that Houston Rockets players assaulted him with homophobic slurs in 2013 at the home of the Nets, according to the New York Post.
The Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Houston Rockets for the first time in eight years, getting 32 points from Joe Johnson in a 105-96 victory on Tuesday night.