The following is meant to be a warning shot in the direction of Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson, whose lackluster play contributed to the Nets’ desultory 97-88 loss to Milwaukee at the Barclays Center.
The Brooklyn Nets rallied during the fourth quarter, but ended up falling short Sunday night as they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 97-88.
Carmelo Anthony may be playing better than ever. Anthony scored 29 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 102-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
With the NBA season kicking off on Wednesday, here’s my preview and ranking predictions for the 2012-2013 NBA season. This is how I see the Eastern Conference breaking down, and my season award winners.
The Brooklyn Nets have reached a verbal agreement to sign 37-year-old guard Jerry Stackhouse on a one-year, $1.3 million deal according to multiple reports.
13-year NBA veteran Orlando Woolridge died at 52 on Thursday. He spent two seasons with the New Jersey Nets.
Gerald Wallace finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for New Jersey, which hasn’t beaten Milwaukee since March 3, 2009.
J.R. Smith hit a 3-pointer for the lead with 1:04 left, and the New York Knicks held on to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-107 on Wednesday night in a game that could turn out to be critical to both teams’ playoff hopes.
Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, delivering his highest total in two months without the injured Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin, and the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 89-80 on Monday night.
Kris Humphries had a career-high 31 points and 18 rebounds for New Jersey, which lost its second straight without point guard Deron Williams.
The Nets fell to Milwaukee Bucks, 92-85 on Sunday night, spoiling Brook Lopez’s return.
The Bucks won for the sixth time in their last seven trips to New York, where they played better than a Knicks team that has lost five straight overall and heard frequent boos after turning the ball over or missing shots right at the rim all night.
Brandon Jennings scored a season-high 37 points, 16 during Milwaukee’s second straight dominant start against New York, and the Bucks sent the Knicks to their fifth consecutive loss, 102-96 on Friday night.
Times aren’t so great for the Knicks following their blockbuster trade for Carmelo Anthony. “For everyone to get 100 percent on the same page, it might take next season,” Carmelo said after the Knicks’ loss on Sunday.
New York never got a chance to tie it in the final seconds despite desperation 3s by Anthony and Fields that twice cut the lead to three points.