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Mirza Teletovic

Mirza Teletovic of the Brooklyn Nets takes a shot against the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 10, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: In-The-Zone Teletovic Keeps Nets’ Hopes Alive

Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd turned to Teletovic and asked him to do the seemingly impossible — go toe-to-toe with the best player on the planet.

05/11/2014

Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets dunks against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Barclays Center on March 5, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Good Riddance To Nets’ 3rd-Quarter Curse

No matter how well the Nets played in the first half, we crossed our fingers and bit our nails to the bone for the next 12 minutes. Not any more. Unless I just jinxed it.

03/06/2014

Kevin Garnett, right, celebrates with teammate Shaun Livingston during the first half of the Nets’ game against the Miami Heat at the Barclays Center on Jan. 10, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Team Effort Generates Wins, Not All Star Selections

Since Kidd adjusted his lineup in the New Year by moving Garnett, Pierce, and Johnson up one position number, the Nets’ offense has been much more free-flowing and less dependent on any particular player’s output.

01/25/2014

Nets guard Shaun Livingston (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Livingston Steps Up Big As Nets Rebound From Christmas No-Show

Shaun Livingston scored 20 points, Mirza Teletovic came off the bench to add 19 and the Brooklyn Nets ended their four-game losing streak with a 104-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

12/27/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Let’s Hold Off On Nets’ Obituary Following Lopez Injury

Brook Lopez’s broken foot might not be a death knell for the Brooklyn Nets.

12/21/2013

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

(L-R) Joe Johnson #7, Paul Pierce #34, Kevin Garnett #2, Head Coach Jason Kidd, Brook Lopez #11, and Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

It’s That Time, Again: Lichtenstein’s Nets Training Camp Primer

Most sports fans focus on baseball and football during October. For the new-look Brooklyn Nets, however, this just might be their most important month until April.

10/02/2013

Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Prokhorov Has Gone All In, And The Expectations Have Risen

Prokhorov isn’t putting up all this money just to make the playoffs — he wants a championship, or at least a serious run at it. Kidd, with help from his staff, will have to sort out all these new parts to find the right formula in a hurry.

07/12/2013

MarShon Brooks (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Trading Brooks For Late Pick Would Be A King-Sized Mistake

Various media reports are suggesting that the brain trust in Brooklyn (meaning general manager Billy King) wants to add a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft and is willing to cede swingman MarShon Brooks to get it. As usual, I have no idea what King is thinking.

06/26/2013

Head coach P.J. Carlesimo speaks with his players during a timeout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Hit Road For Season-Defining Trip

17 days. Eight games. All on the road. Monday night starts the defining portion of the Nets’ schedule.

03/18/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images), Andray Blatche (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Hey, Nets — Let’s See More Of Lopez-Blatche Duo

The Nets have four days off before facing the Hawks, which should give Carlesimo and his staff the time they need to work out the specifics.

03/13/2013

Spencer Hawes of the Philadelphia 76ers drives against Brook Lopez (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Lack Of Defensive Effort In Philly Most Foul

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.

03/12/2013

Deron Williams (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Win Third Straight, Top The Hawks In Atlanta 93-80

Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each scored 18 points, Deron Williams added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets won their third straight game with a 93-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

03/09/2013

P.J. Carlesimo (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: It’s Time For P.J. Carlesimo To Pare The Cast

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.

03/06/2013

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