Considering the number of lopsided series in the first round, Monday’s Game 4 between the Nets and Hawks is a must-see event for all NBA fans.
Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday, cutting the Hawks’ lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference playoff series.
A Little League coaching colleague of mine has this saying: “You can’t hide in baseball.” It turns out that it’s also true in basketball.
Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory.
Teletovic was ruled out for the season with blood clots in January, but his condition improved and he was cleared to play last week.
This was the game the Nets were praying for — and yet they still fell short. Don’t count on it occurring again in Game 2.
The Nets announced Friday that Teletovic would be listed as out for their playoff games, and they would provide updates if his status changed.
“We have to go out there and play well. We have to figure out how to slow them down offensively and we’ve gotta figure out how to score against them.”
The Nets may have snuck into the postseason. But hey, they’re in. And anyone in has a chance to win.
For whatever cosmic reasons, the Nets will be competing in games with even more meaning. I was wrong about whether they would get there. That won’t stop me from putting on my soothsayer hat again.
The Brooklyn Nets kept alive their hopes for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, beating the Orlando Magic 101-88 on Wednesday night behind a career-high 28 points from Bojan Bogdanovic.
The Nets now need a win over the Magic and an Indiana loss at Memphis to qualify for the postseason.
The only thing consistent about this team has been their inconsistency. Here’s one thing you can count on, though: On Wednesday, the Nets will be counted out.
Brook Lopez scored 26 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 22, hitting all six of his 3-point attempts, and the Brooklyn Nets continued their playoff push with a 117-80 blowout of the Washington Wizards on Friday.
Unfortunately, these are your 2014-15 Nets, folks. And if there’s one player who embodies the Brooklyn fans’ frustrations, it’s Jarrett Jack.