The 34-year-old journeyman becomes a free agent on July 1 — meaning that he will first have to sign with an NBA team and wait until next season to see if teammates, coaches, opponents and fans will treat him any differently.
The Brooklyn Nets certainly made the most of their first impression. The organization made sure to empty the playbook to christen the Barclays Center’s first-ever NBA playoff game.
The Brooklyn Nets didn’t get a bye on their schedule Monday night. It just seemed that way.
Carmelo Anthony is ready to gain an edge in the Atlantic Division race on Martin Luther King Day as the Knicks battle the Nets at MSG.
When MarShon Brooks has his game going, he is a threat to score from almost any spot on the floor.
The flagpole had been donated to a local VFW post after the stadium was demolished in 1960 and remained at that site until Nets part-owner Bruce Ratner, the Barclays Center developer, obtained it in 2007 with the plan of bringing it here.
Usually a heartbreaking Nets loss like this has me frothing at the mouth, with excessive complaints about my team. Oh, they still exist, but I’m choosing to refrain for one day.
The game hasn’t passed Jerry Stackhouse by just yet. The Nets’ swingman played key roles off the bench in consecutive statement victories.
Even after the brawl, there was little that the Celtics could do about it anyway, thanks to all the weapons remaining in the Nets’ arsenal. It wasn’t a fair fight.
For nearly three hours, both teams competed for each New York basketball fan’s heart — if not always very well, then certainly with all their might. The lead changes, missed opportunities and curious strategy all had me on the cusp of detonation.
They share a city, first place and now the belief that this new-look, New York matchup could be a real rivalry. And what a stirring start to it for the Nets and Knicks.
The symbolism of Monday night’s game will supersede anything that will be relevant to the ultimate composition of the 2012-13 regular-season standings.
While a win over the Celtics in mid-November is nice, it’s not the same thing as beating that team in green in April. Thursday night’s game was a good win for the Nets, and it should fuel their confidence and desire. However, it proved nothing.
As “statement games” go, the Nets’ 102-97 victory over Boston last night should probably be declared in a whisper.
Forget the glitz. I wanted to know, was this going to be a building that rocked for a team it truly loved, like in Boston? In the fourth quarter, could the crowd boost their team through adversity, like in Manhattan?