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Martell Webster of the Washington Wizards shoots against the Brooklyn Nets on December 18, 2013. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Loss Simple To Explain — Outworked By Hungrier Wizards

There are no excuses this time. Not injuries, coaching, the refs. This one was all about one team outworking the other. Washington was hungrier and ate the Nets for dinner.

12/19/2013

Mirza Teletovic shoots against Tony Wroten of the Philadelphia 76ers. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Offense Gets Boost From Increased Teletovic Role

OK, they were facing the Sixers. But there was definitely something different in Brooklyn last night in the Nets’ easy-breezy 130-94 victory.

12/17/2013

Deron Williams (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Nets’ Furious Comeback Stopped Short By Pistons Late

Andre Drummond had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons held off a determined Brooklyn rally, beating the Nets 103-99 on Friday night.

12/13/2013

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Barclays Center on December 12, 2013. The Nets defeat the Clippers 102-93.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Keep Paul Pierce Out Of Nets’ Starting Lineup

Much has been written about the precipitous decline in Kevin Garnett’s game, but the talk about Pierce has been in more hushed tones. His instincts can still be useful — as long as it’s in a reserve role.

12/13/2013

Deron Williams shoots against Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics on December 10, 2013 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: D-Will Returns To Rescue Nets, Embattled Coach Kidd

All that was missing was the heroic cry, “Here I come to save the day!” Deron Williams was his old high-stepping self Tuesday in leading the Nets to a 104-96 victory over Boston.

12/11/2013

The Nets' Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez high-five during their game against Boston on Dec. 10, 2013, at Barclays Center. (credit: Getty Images)

Nets Get Healthy, Top Celtics

Deron Williams scored a season-high 25 points in his return to the lineup, Brook Lopez added 24, and the Nets beat the Boston Celtics 104-96 Tuesday night.

12/11/2013

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

Keidel: Bad Basketball Grows in Brooklyn, Knicks Now Mellow Over Melo

If New York City is still a holy basketball land, with ancient, blacktop altars dotting the map, then tonight’s NBA game is a savage sacrilege

12/05/2013

Head coach Jason Kidd looks on during the Nets' game at Charlotte on Nov. 20, 2013. (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Despite Nets’ Struggles, Prokhorov Still Has Kidd’s Back

Anyone calling for Jason Kidd’s head following the Nets’ abysmal start needs to chill. He’s not going anywhere — for now.

11/25/2013

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Offense Under Kidd Has Been Totally Offensive

Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd seems to be out of answers after going with the end of his bench for much of the fourth quarter in Sunday’s loss.

11/25/2013

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Nets Lose 109-97 To Pistons, Suffer Fifth Straight Loss

Nets fell to 3-10, a half-game behind the New York Knicks, and were hearing boos at Barclays Center in the second half.

11/24/2013

Brooklyn’s Paul Pierce, right, drives to the basket against the Timberwolves on Nov. 22, 2013, at Target Center in Minneapolis. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Garnett, Nets Non-Competitive In 30-Point Loss To Timberwolves

Kevin Love had 17 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in just 28 minutes, and the Timberwolves beat Kevin Garnett for the first time since he left Minnesota in a 111-81 victory over the woeful Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

11/22/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Scout Says Nets Coach Kidd ‘Doesn’t Do Anything’

The Brooklyn Nets aren’t playing like playoff contenders. Nowhere near it. And some are starting to think the problem begins with rookie coach Jason Kidd.

11/20/2013

Kevin Garnett sits on the bench at the end of the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Barclays Center on November 18, 2013. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: If Kevin Garnett Is Hot, LEAVE HIM IN!

Garnett was supposed to help change the Nets’ notoriously soft culture. It’s hard to do that five minutes at a time.

11/19/2013

Kevin Garnett #2 and Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Dawn Of Kidd Era Has Been Nets Fans’ Worst Nightmare

Jason Kidd has options. Now is the time to start using them instead of doing nothing and allowing this early derailment to cause a full-blown train wreck.

11/14/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Need For Nets To Panic — But Adjustments Are Needed

Unfortunately for Jason Kidd, he is under a finely-tuned microscope given his owner’s grand expectations.

11/10/2013

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