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Lichtenstein: Nets Slam Back To Earth With Loss To Undermanned Pelicans

In one night, Lionel Hollins and the Nets undid all those feel-good stories from their modest two-game winning streak coming out of the All-Star break.

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Lichtenstein: Nets’ Lineup Experiment Is Destined To Come Up Small

Here come the small-ball lovers. “See–the Nets won two in a row by taking a page out of Kidd’s playbook. What irony!” Except they don’t realize that it can’t be sustained.

02/24/2015

Jerome Jordan #9 of the Brooklyn Nets goes for the lay up against the Los Angeles Lakers during the game on February 20, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by D. Andrew Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Hold Off Lakers’ Late Rally, Win 114-105

Joe Johnson scored 23 points and Brook Lopez added 22 off the bench, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 114-105 victory over the skidding Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

02/21/2015

Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Surprise — Nets GM Drops The Ball At Trade Deadline

Because Billy King couldn’t unload any of his Max Three, Brooklyn’s future will remain bleak for the next few years. By then there’d better be a new caretaker in charge.

02/20/2015

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Trade ‘Em! Memphis Should Be Last Stop For Nets’ Underperforming Stars

I’ve had enough of D-Will’s excuses. Trading Brook Lopez could also be addition by subtraction. They both have to go — for whatever Nets GM Billy King can get at auction.

02/10/2015

Andray Blatche during the 2014 FIBA tournament (Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images), Nets GM Billy King  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Blatche Rumor Proves Nets GM Is King Of The Flip-Flop

Just when you thought this season couldn’t get any stranger. Unfortunately, there is little Billy King can do to resurrect this team.

02/03/2015

Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets walks off the court after their 113-102 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on Jan. 28, 2015. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Not Doing Anything To Help Their Case In NYC

This third season in Brooklyn is headed for epic failure. Even the best-case scenario has the Nets sneaking their way into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs where the Hawks will surely send them home for good.

01/30/2015

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 28: Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets walks off the court after their 113-102 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on January 28, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. 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. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Nets Drop 11th In 13 Games, Fall To Hawks

The Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

01/29/2015

Kevin Garnett battles for the ball against Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger of the Boston Celtics during a game at Barclays Center on January 7, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Season After KG-Pierce Blockbuster, Nets Sink To Celtics’ Level

It’s obvious that the 16-19 Nets are an unmitigated disaster — just one season after the trade that was supposed to change everything and launch them into the NBA’s elite company.

01/08/2015

CHICAGO, IL -  DECEMBER 30: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls goes for the lay up against the Brooklyn Nets during the game on December 30, 2014 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. 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 2014 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez Scores Season-High 29 As Nets Bounce Past Bulls 96-82

Brook Lopez had a season-high 29 points, Joe Johnson had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets posted a 96-82 victory to snap the Chicago Bulls’ seven-game winning streak.

12/30/2014

Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks in the first half during a game against the Sacramento Kings at the Barclays Center on December 29, 2014.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Plumlee Continues To Roll, Nets Beat Kings 107-99

Mason Plumlee continued his impressive play with a team-high 22 points, Joe Johnson and Jarret Jack each scored 16, and the Brooklyn Nets held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 107-99 on Monday night.

12/29/2014

BROOKLYN,NY - DECEMBER 23: Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets hits the fade-away jumper against the Denver Nuggets on December 23, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. 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 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Plumlee, Nets Rally In The 4th To Beat Denver 102-96

Joe Johnson scored 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 19 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Denver Nuggets 102-96 on Tuesday night.

12/23/2014

Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets goes up for a shot against the Brooklyn Nets at the Time Warner Cable Arena on December 13, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 2014 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson Leads Hot-Shooting Nets Over Hornets

Joe Johnson scored 22 points, Deron Williams and Mason Plumlee had double-doubles and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 114-87 on Saturday night for their second straight victory.

12/13/2014

Deron Williams (L) and GM Billy King (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Job Of Dismantling Nets’ Core Belongs To King’s Successor

So … everyone’s seen Billy King’s record when he (twice) had carte blanche to construct a franchise, but now Nets fans are supposed to be OK with ownership allowing him to burn it to the ground?

12/11/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

7 Local Athletes Who Haven’t Been Themselves This Season

There’s usually at least one underperformer on every team, whether it’s because he’s failed to live up to the hype, regressed or just been going through a rough patch. Here are seven from the local teams.

12/10/2014

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