Minnesota’s Zach Lavine put on a spectacular aerial display to take home the dunk competition during All-Star Saturday night, beating out the Nets’ Mason Plumlee.
The NBA All-Star game is tomorrow night, but for many fans, the real action is tonight with various skills competitions and the slam-dunk competition.
The NBA has a hard time getting its most spectacular players to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest. Mason Plumlee doesn’t care. He’s just looking forward to bringing the people to their feet.
Center Mason Plumlee will be a contestant, as will Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine and Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo.
James Harden scored 30 points, carrying Houston on a night when Dwight Howard did little after fighting with Kevin Garnett, and the Rockets beat the slumping Brooklyn Nets 113-99 on Monday.
Mason Plumlee had 18 points and nine rebounds, and the Nets edged the Orlando Magic 100-98 on Friday night for their third straight victory.
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.
The axiom for all investment assets should be: Buy low, sell high. When it comes to Nets center Mason Plumlee, at least general manager Billy King got the first part right.
Jarrett Jack nailed a tiebreaking jumper in the lane with 28 seconds to play and finished with 27 points Friday, lifting the Brooklyn Nets to a 109-107 win over the Boston Celtics.
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.
Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists, Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors used a big fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-89 Wednesday night.
It’s bad enough that this Nets season appears to be headed for epic disaster, but the list of embarrassments from Tuesday night’s Heat game was so frighteningly long I don’t even know where to begin.
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.
Mason Plumlee scored a season-high 18 points and had 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 88-70 on Friday night.
Jason Collins was a master at the little things. He set solid screens, gave hard fouls and boxed out on rebounds. In other words, all the things the Nets are lacking today.