Nets fell to 3-10, a half-game behind the New York Knicks, and were hearing boos at Barclays Center in the second half.
Brook Lopez and Deron Williams both were out again with sprained left ankles.
“Got to figure it out,” Melo said after New York’s third straight loss Tuesday. “That’s the only thing I can say about this. We’ve got to figure it out quick.”
The Detroit Pistons beat the Knicks for the first time in eight meetings, 92-86 on Tuesday night.
The NBA has fined controversial Knicks guard J.R. Smith $25,000 for his Twitter exchange with Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings.
Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and the rest of the Brooklyn Nets are still trying to mesh on the court.
Rasheed Wallace has decided to join the Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season, at the expense of turning down an offer to join Mike Woodson’s staff on the New York Knicks.
Jason Kidd stepped outside of the coaching box, resulting in a technical foul called against Brooklyn.
Former Nets coach Lawrence Frank will return to the team as an assistant under new coach Jason Kidd.
Brook Lopez scored 20 points and reserve Andray Blatche added 15 as the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets held off the Detroit Pistons 103-99 on Wednesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets didn’t get a bye on their schedule Monday night. It just seemed that way.
Raymond Felton scored 26 points, and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons 87-77 on Wednesday night despite Carmelo Anthony’s absence.
There are bad shooting nights. Then there are BAD shooting nights.
Brook Lopez had 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won at Detroit for the first time since 2006, holding off the Pistons 93-90 on Wednesday night.
Reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler is a big reason why the Knicks have won five straight and sit a half-game behind the Miami Heat.