After a miserable start to the season in which he took shots at his players and himself, Larry Brown is out as coach of the Charlotte Bobcats in another messy exit in his well-traveled career.
Stephen Jackson scored 25 points and hit four straight free throws in the final 31 seconds of overtime as the Charlotte Bobcats beat the weary New Jersey Nets 91-84 on Friday night.
Raymond Felton had 23 points and 13 assists against his former team, Amare Stoudemire added 20 points and six blocks, and the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-95 on Wednesday.
Raymond Felton will return to Charlotte on Wednesday night with the New York Knicks, who are looking for their first five-game win streak in five seasons along with a home-and-home sweep of the Bobcats.
Toney Douglas scored 22 points, and the New York Knicks won their fourth straight game, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 110-107 on Tuesday night in the opener of a home-and-home series.
After a gritty, high-scoring, three-game winning streak against the weakest part of the Western Conference, the Knicks appear to be back in the discussion (for the 7th or 8th seed).
The Knicks have dropped three straight at MSG, but after a successful visit to California they can pick up their fourth consecutive win in Tuesday night’s opener of a home-and-home set with the Charlotte Bobcats.
D.J. Augustin hit two go-ahead free throws with 30.9 seconds to play and the Charlotte Bobcats won for the first time this season, overcoming a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit for an 85-83 decision over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.
Despite a successful start, the New Jersey Nets know there is plenty of room for improvement – maybe not as much improvement as the Charlotte Bobcats need.
The question about buying a home in New Jersey made Nets’ point guard Devin Harris chuckle. “I rent in New Jersey,” a smiling Harris said.
The only thing standing in the way of Carmelo Anthony becoming a member of the New Jersey Nets is the Denver Nuggets.
After failing to lure LeBron James, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh to New Jersey during the free- agency sweepstakes this summer, the Nets are engaged in trade talks to acquire Carmelo Anthony.