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Deron Williams brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets on March 4, 2015 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Excuse For Nets’ Brutal Performance Against Hornets

NBA teams are prone to stinkers. They could occur at the tail end of a dense schedule. They could be a side effect of an injury bug. Or maybe one team is vastly superior to the other. In Wednesday’s case, it was none of the above.

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D'Angelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Knicks Fined For Phil Jackson’s Comments About Ohio State Star D’Angelo Russell

Jackson watched the Buckeyes’ 81-57 victory over Nebraska last Thursday and afterward told Cleveland.com that Russell was a “great-looking kid” and a “great prospect.”

03/04/2015

Anthony Mason with the Knicks in 1993 (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Public Viewing For Ex-Knick Anthony Mason To Be Held In Queens

Anthony Mason Jr. says he wants to give New Yorkers an opportunity to pay their respects to his father, a beloved figure with the mid-90s Knicks.

03/03/2015

Mirza Teletovic (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Teletovic To Chris Bosh: Believe Me, You’ll Get Better Soon

Nets forward Mirza Teletovic expects to be able to resume playing in July. He was diagnosed with pulmonary embolus, which has also sidelined Heat All-Star Chris Bosh for the remainder of the season.

03/03/2015

(Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Craig Sings About LeBron’s Emotional Selfie

Craig took everything into account, then proceeded to do some singing with the help of the late Michael Jackson and his 1988 hit ‘Man in the Mirror’…

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Anthony Mason with WFAN's Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton (Photo by Al Dukes/WFAN)

Boomer & Carton Remember Knicks Favorite, Friend Anthony Mason

Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason opened Monday’s show remembering Mason, whose heart problems turned out to be too much to overcome. He died Saturday morning at 48.

03/02/2015

Amare Stoudemire #1 of the Dallas Mavericks tries to win a jump ball against Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets on February 28, 2015 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Williams’ 25 Points Lead Nets To 104-94 Win Over Mavericks

Deron Williams scored 25 points, Thaddeus Young had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets topped the Dallas Mavericks 104-94 on Saturday night.

02/28/2015

Referees Eric Dalen, No. 37, Ken Mauer, No. 41, and Leroy Richardson talk as they oversee the action between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Feb. 25, 2015 in Denver. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NBA To Release ‘Last 2 Minutes’ Reports On Crunch-Time Calls

Starting Monday and continuing throughout the playoffs, the league will release play-by-play reports of all calls and relevant no-calls in the final minutes of close games. Such information had been shared only internally.

02/27/2015

Earl Lloyd is honored to celebrate black history month on February 12, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Earl Lloyd, First Black Player In NBA, Dies At 86

Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games.

02/27/2015

Nets-Pelicans

Lichtenstein: Nets Slam Back To Earth With Loss To Undermanned Pelicans

In one night, Lionel Hollins and the Nets undid all those feel-good stories from their modest two-game winning streak coming out of the All-Star break.

02/26/2015

Derrick-Rose

Derrick Rose Needs Yet Another Knee Surgery; NBA Stars Tweet Support

The Chicago Bulls star will have surgery on his right knee for the second straight season, casting doubt on whether the once dynamic point guard will ever be the same after a series of injuries.

02/25/2015

Anthony Mason during the 1994 NBA playoffs (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ex-Knick Anthony Mason ‘Getting Better’ After Heart Attack, Son Says

“I actually spoke to him (Monday),” Antoine Mason told AL.com. “He can’t talk yet, but he can hear things and respond by blinking and shaking his head and things like that.”

02/24/2015

lou amundson blocks shot

5 Teams As Cold As The Weather In February

We’re in the midst of one of the coldest months on record throughout the country.

02/24/2015

Lionel-Hollins

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Lineup Experiment Is Destined To Come Up Small

Here come the small-ball lovers. “See–the Nets won two in a row by taking a page out of Kidd’s playbook. What irony!” Except they don’t realize that it can’t be sustained.

02/24/2015

Thomas-Robinson

Nets To Sign Former No. 5 Pick Thomas Robinson

Robinson was waived Sunday by the Denver Nuggets, who had acquired him from Portland on Thursday at the trade deadline.

02/24/2015

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