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?
“I think we have a chance to win the whole thing this year,” said guard Joe Johnson. “I’m not just saying it. I honestly believe it.”
Speaking at a news conference on Friday, general manager Billy King and coach Avery Johnson said that the Nets can be one of the top teams in the East, but they need a few more pieces to compete for an NBA Title.
The Brooklyn Nets have reached a verbal agreement to sign 37-year-old guard Jerry Stackhouse on a one-year, $1.3 million deal according to multiple reports.
Dwyane Wade had 29 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James scored 14 of his 23 points in the third quarter – seven in the last 32 seconds after getting flagrantly fouled by Williams – and the Heat rolled past New Jersey 101-89 on Saturday night for their second easy win over the Nets in a week.