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Nets Snap Skid Vs. Rockets, Grab Playoff Spot With 105-96 Win

The Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Houston Rockets for the first time in eight years, getting 32 points from Joe Johnson in a 105-96 victory on Tuesday night.

04/02/2014

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks handles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce on March 23, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Small Nets Shock Mavericks With Big Comeback

That’s right. Jason Kidd, on his 41st birthday, outwitted the Dallas’ Rick Carlisle, a championship coach, with the game on the line.

03/24/2014

Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets grabs a rebound against the Toronto Raptors on March 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Williams, Livingston Lead Nets Past Raptors 101-97

Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston each scored 18 points and an ailing Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-97 victory over the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

03/11/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams, left, and head coach Jason Kidd discuss the disaster that was Brooklyn's 44-point loss in Portland on Feb. 26, 2014.  (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Don’t Believe In Kidd’s System, Or At Least They Play Like They Don’t

All NBA teams have off nights, but few are as feckless as the Nets were Wednesday night in Portland during their 120-84 shellacking.

02/27/2014

Shaun Livingston drives the ball past the 76ers' Tony Wroten on February 3, 2014. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Where Would Nets Be Without Shaun Livingston?

For all the dollars Mikhail Prokhorov tossed at a roster full of stars, it was one of the last he spent, on a league-minimum contract no less, that has given Brooklyn a chance at salvaging the season.

02/04/2014

Jason Kidd (right) and Deron Williams (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deron Williams, Pablo Prigioni Return For Monday’s Nets-Knicks Game

Deron Williams returned to the Brooklyn Nets in a reserve role and Pablo Prigioni started for the Knicks as both New York teams got point guards back Monday.

01/20/2014

Joe Johnson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Nets Head Coach Jason Kidd Praises Joe Johnson On Visit With ‘Joe And Evan’

The Nets have been hit by major injuries throughout the season. Head coach Jason Kidd has noticed guard Joe Johnson stepping up his game.

01/20/2014

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

Lichtenstein: Led By Livingston, Nets Proving Small Ball Is A Misnomer

At six-foot seven and with a lengthy wingspan, Livingston’s size wrecked havoc on Miami on both ends. Livingston played 51 of the 58 minutes and filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal and 3 blocked shots.

01/11/2014

Paul Pierce of the Nets drives against Rashard Lewis of the Miami Heat during their game at the Barclays Center on Jan. 10, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Nets’ Turnaround In Full Swing Following Double-OT Win Over Heat

Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after LeBron James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

01/10/2014

Jason Kidd (right) and Deron Williams (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Hoping ‘Small Ball’ Will Cure Their Ailing Season

Whether it was a stroke of genius or dumb luck, Nets coach Jason Kidd concocted a new look for his team as it entered the New Year, pairing his two point guards.

01/05/2014

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

Deron Williams shoots against Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics on December 10, 2013 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: D-Will Returns To Rescue Nets, Embattled Coach Kidd

All that was missing was the heroic cry, “Here I come to save the day!” Deron Williams was his old high-stepping self Tuesday in leading the Nets to a 104-96 victory over Boston.

12/11/2013

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Offense Under Kidd Has Been Totally Offensive

Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd seems to be out of answers after going with the end of his bench for much of the fourth quarter in Sunday’s loss.

11/25/2013

Kevin Garnett #2 and Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Dawn Of Kidd Era Has Been Nets Fans’ Worst Nightmare

Jason Kidd has options. Now is the time to start using them instead of doing nothing and allowing this early derailment to cause a full-blown train wreck.

11/14/2013

Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Brooklyn Nets 2013-14 Preview: It’s All Or Nothing

This year’s Nets team has the potential to be off the charts, with far superior depth to support a starting five that has accumulated 35 All Star appearances

10/29/2013

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