Eastern Conference

Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee fights for a rebound with Boston's Kelly Olynyk on March 23, 2015 at Barclay Center. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Are Down — But In The East, They’re Far From Out

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. This is the regret not of a mobster, but of a Brooklyn Nets fan.

03/24/2015

PHILADELPHIA,PA - MARCH 20: Furkan Aldemir #19 of the Philadelphia 76ers comes away with the rebound against the New York Knicks at Wells Fargo Center on March 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Come Up Short Against 76ers In Meeting Of Eastern Conference’s Worst

Nerlens Noel scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the New York Knicks 97-81 Friday night in a matchup of the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference.

03/20/2015

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Okposo Scores Four As Isles Top Penguins 6-3, Regain 1st Place In East

Kyle Okposo scored three of his four goals in the third period to complete his first NHL hat trick, and the New York Islanders jumped back into first place in the Eastern Conference.

01/16/2015

Scott Clemmensen  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The Devils have reached the quarter mark of the 2014-15 NHL season and are almost in the exact same position they were one year ago.

11/24/2014

Thierry Henry #14 of New York Red Bulls and Brandon McDonald #4 of D.C. United battle for the ball at Red Bull Arena on March 16, 2013 in Harrison, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Red Bulls Advance Despite 2-1 Loss To DC United

Peguy Luyindula scored his second playoff goal in as many games and the New York Red Bulls advanced to the Eastern Conference finals despite a 2-1 loss to D.C. United on Saturday.

11/08/2014

Jussi Jokinen #36 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shoots the puck past Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers for a second period goal in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Penguins Shut Out Rangers 2-0 In Game 3

Marc-Andre Fleury earned his second shutout of the New York Rangers in two nights as the Pittsburgh Penguins regained home-ice advantage with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night.

05/06/2014

LeBron James against the Brooklyn Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena on April 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

LeBron James Laughs Off Nets As Heat’s Biggest Challenge

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.

04/09/2014

Carmelo Anthony in the locker room before the New York Knicks' loss to the Miami Heat on April 6, 2014 at American Airlines Arena. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ Playoff Hopes On Life Support With 4 Games Remaining

After a brutal start to the season, the Knicks battled all the way back to grab a slim lead over the Hawks for the eighth and final playoff spot. And just like that, it’s gone.

04/07/2014

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd point guard Deron Williams look on against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Kidd, Nets Blow Opportunity To Keep Pace In East

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.

04/03/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

In Case You Haven’t Noticed, Knicks Are 1 1/2 Games Out Of Playoff Spot

The Knicks will have a losing season. They are 30-42, are 10 1/2 games out of first place in the Atlantic Division and lost to the lowly Cavaliers and Lakers this week. But they still have a great chance of making the playoffs.

03/28/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 16: Eastern Conference LeBron James #6 of Miami Heat slam dunks the ball against the Western Conference during 2014 NBA All-Star game at the Smoothie King Center on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The East defeated the West 163-155. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Eastern Conference Snaps NBA All-Star Game Losing Streak With 163-155 Win

The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin – then stopped their losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.

02/17/2014

Rajon Rondo (Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Knicks Offer Shumpert, Felton, Amar’e For Rajon Rondo

New York has attempted to deal Iman Shumpert, Raymond Felton and Amar’e Stoudemire in a deal for the four-time NBA All-Star, but Danny Ainge doesn’t appear to be interested, according to a report.

11/18/2013

James L. Dolan speaks at a press conference announcing that New York City will be the host of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game on September 25, 2013. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

James Dolan Guarantees Knicks Will Beat Hawks On Wednesday

“Thanks to the Rangers, who brought me a win. Unfortunately, the basketball (team) couldn’t do it today. We’re going to win the next game, that’s a guarantee.”

11/11/2013

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Captain Ryan Callahan To Return On Monday Night

Ryan Callahan will be on the ice on Monday night when the Rangers host the Ducks at Madison Square Garden. The captain missed nearly three weeks with a broken left thumb that he sustained in a game against the Capitals on Oct. 16.

11/04/2013

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets takes to the court during introductions amongst Deron Williams #8 and Paul Pierce #34 prior to the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets PG Deron Williams: We Believe That We’re Better Than The Heat

“I don’t know if we felt we were a better team than the Heat last year,” Williams said. “And so I think in order for us to be able to beat them this year, we have to feel like we are a better team and we can beat them. And I think we do.”

11/01/2013

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