Nets forward Gerald Wallace has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for flopping, joining teammate Reggie Evans as the only repeat offenders under the league’s new penalty system.
Even after the brawl, there was little that the Celtics could do about it anyway, thanks to all the weapons remaining in the Nets’ arsenal. It wasn’t a fair fight.
For nearly three hours, both teams competed for each New York basketball fan’s heart — if not always very well, then certainly with all their might. The lead changes, missed opportunities and curious strategy all had me on the cusp of detonation.
The symbolism of Monday night’s game will supersede anything that will be relevant to the ultimate composition of the 2012-13 regular-season standings.
The win was crucial, for it not only halted a two-game losing streak in the midst of a strenuous stretch of 9 games in 14 days, but it was the first time this season that the Nets have risen above the level of a title contender .
Forget the 24-hour rule — I want to file a missing person report. It seems that Nets backup center Andray Blatche inexplicably disappeared sometime early in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 95-90 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.
The Nets’ opening night win at Barclays Center was a big step forward for the revitalized franchise.
The Nets opened the Barclays Center in winning fashion as they defeated the Toronto Raptors 107-100.
With all of the hype and bravado surrounding Nets training camp this week after their summer roster makeover, I believe it is Lopez, one of the six returning players, who holds the team’s key to the playoff kingdom.
“I think we have a chance to win the whole thing this year,” said guard Joe Johnson. “I’m not just saying it. I honestly believe it.”
Speaking at a news conference on Friday, general manager Billy King and coach Avery Johnson said that the Nets can be one of the top teams in the East, but they need a few more pieces to compete for an NBA Title.
After playing professional basketball in Europe, the 6-foot-9 Mirza Teletovic has decided to finally come to the United States and give the NBA a try.
The Dwight Howard trade saga seems to be over, at least for now. The Brooklyn Nets have moved on to their backup plan, reaching an agreement on a reported four-year deal with Brook Lopez.
The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a 3-year, $5M sign-and-trade for Reggie Evans from the Los Angeles Clippers.
With floor general Chris Paul nowhere in sight, the Los Angeles Clippers turned to Chauncey Billups for his veteran leadership.