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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

Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Nets Put Williams, Johnson And Lopez On The Trading Block

It appears that the Nets still hope to win this season, just not as currently constructed.

12/09/2014

Prince William and Kate Middleton on the Jumbotron during the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images); Nets GM Billy King (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Royals In Nets’ House, No Better Time To Shout ‘Down With King!’

My exhortation was in no way expressing any displeasure towards Great Britain’s monarchy, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It’s time to end the reign of GM Billy King.

12/09/2014

Brook Lopez (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Brook Lopez Out At Least A Week With Back Injury

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has a strained lower back and will miss at least a week.

12/08/2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Jorge Gutierrez #13 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on in the second half during a game against the Atlanta Hawks at the Barclays Center on December 5, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 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 Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Hawks Soar Past Nets In 98-75 Rout

DeMarre Carroll scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, Paul Millsap had 17 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-75 Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

12/05/2014

Jose Calderon #3 of the New York Knicks dribbles against the Brooklyn Nets on December 2, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Believe It Or Not, The Knicks Are In Better Shape Than The Nets

So yes, Nets fans like myself can gloat all we want about this season’s dominance over our cross-river rivals, but we should be more worried that it will be very short-lived.

12/03/2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 2:  Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets goes to the basket against the New York Knicks on December 2, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  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)

Lopez Scores 23, Johnson Adds 22 As Nets Hold Off Knicks 98-93

Brook Lopez scored 23 points, Joe Johnson added 22 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks 98-93 on Tuesday night, improving to 2-0 this season against their city rivals.

12/03/2014

Jarrett Jack #0 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Brooklyn Nets on November 26, 2014 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. 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)

Anderson Helps Nets Beat Winless 76ers 99-91

Alan Anderson scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Philadelphia 99-91 on Wednesday night to extend the 76ers’ season-opening skid to 15 games – matching a franchise record.

11/26/2014

Nets head coach Lionel Hollins (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Kidd Coming To Town, Nets In Familiar Position — Lacking Identity

Somewhere in Milwaukee this morning, Bucks coach Jason Kidd is smiling as he reads reports his scouts have filed on the Nets in preparation for his impending return to Brooklyn on Wednesday.

11/18/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 12: Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Phoenix Suns drives for a shot against Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets on November 12, 2014 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. 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 Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson Leads Nets With 21 In 112-104 Loss To Suns

Gerald Green came off the bench to score 28 points as the Phoenix Suns erased a 19-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 on Wednesday night.

11/13/2014

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Unimpressed By Fast Start, ‘Big Shot’ Joe Sends Message To Nets

Joe Johnson, a 2014 All-Star and the Nets’ go-to scorer down the stretch of tight games, is not one who usually shares his beefs with the media. But something sure is bugging him these days.

11/11/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images); Joe Johnson (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Still Developing Identities, Knicks And Nets Set To Meet At Barclays

The New York Knicks are still laboring with their new triangle offense and that could make it challenging for them to extend a three-game win streak in Brooklyn.

11/07/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Nikola Pekovic #14 of the Minnesota Timberwolves attempts to drive around Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets in the second half at the Barclays Center on November 5, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 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 Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Nets Let One Slip Away, Fall To Timberwolves 98-91

Nikola Pekovic converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night.

11/06/2014

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