After all the money, all the hype, and all the expectations that came with owning home-court advantage in an NBA playoff series, Brooklyn’s inaugural season ended with a dud.
Strategically speaking, I can’t imagine a worse matchup — outside of Miami — for the Nets, who lost three of four to Chicago during the regular season.
At 46-32, many in the media are calling the Nets a dangerous team. Now if they can only get there en masse.
Reggie Evans is an example of superior will. At 32-years-old, he is the NBA’s ultimate survivor.
17 days. Eight games. All on the road. Monday night starts the defining portion of the Nets’ schedule.
I would think that my queasiness was more likely related to undercooked meat, but, then again, the Nets did emit a malodorous stench with their play in Philly.
For the Nets, it’s back to the drawing board. It’s not the first time during this rollercoaster campaign that they’ve had to take a harder look at their inner workings in a search for consistent basketball.
Deron Williams snapped out of a lackluster second half in time to save the Brooklyn Nets from a painful collapse.
Nets general manager Billy King has to be hoping that his failure to make any deals at the trading deadline doesn’t sink his club.
The Nets will continue to be looking up at teams like the Spurs from echelons below. For now, I will look to be comforted by the Devils, a warm blanket of consistency in New York’s volatile sports landscape.
When MarShon Brooks has his game going, he is a threat to score from almost any spot on the floor.
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.
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.
The Nets’ opening night win at Barclays Center was a big step forward for the revitalized franchise.
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