Lichtenstein: Nets Got Pummeled Inside By Knicks With Okafor WatchingNeither of Jahlil Okafor nor Nik Stauskas have played a second in the two games since they were acquired by the Nets late last week. That has to stop immediately.
‘City Game’ Podcast: Previewing Knicks Vs. NetsWill the Knicks' road woes carry over to Brooklyn, where their fans might still account for the majority? Can the Nets, who have won three of their last four, stay hot?
Lichtenstein: No More Doubting These Devils (Unless Hall’s Not Well)Every time I begin to doubt the Devils, they shock me back into a state of plausibility.
Lichtenstein: Nets Won Twice On Thursday -- On And Off The CourtIt's been quite some time since the Nets had half a day as fruitful as the 12 hours that culminated with an impressive 100-95 victory over Oklahoma City in Mexico late Thursday night.
Lichtenstein: At Long Last, Devils Discovered Their Identity In ColumbusFor a team hell-bent since training camp on establishing "an identity," the Devils were coming awfully close to a multiple-personality diagnosis.
Lichtenstein: Last Season A Meaningless Measuring Stick For These NetsWhy bother patting the Nets on the back for, say, winning their fourth road game of the season last Wednesday in Dallas because it took until March to reach that not-so-impressive goal in 2016-17?
Lichtenstein: Kudos To Shero For Dealing From Devils' Strength For VatanenThough the Devils have raced out to a surprising 14-6-4 mark this season, defensive deficiencies were still an issue that needed to be addressed. GM Ray Shero helped their cause Thursday.
Lichtenstein: Devils Angry Over Effort In Loss To PanthersIt was their seventh game in 12 nights, with four of the previous six requiring extra time. Unsurprisingly, New Jersey was at least a step slower than normal for the first two periods.
Lichtenstein: A Victim Of 'Self-Inflicted Wounds,' Jets' Season Is DeadJets coach Todd Bowles intimated (colorfully) Friday that the Jets needed to run the table starting with Sunday's home affair against Carolina in order to stay alive in the playoff chase. A 35-27 loss that dropped Gang Green's record to 4-7 has now ended those faint hopes.
Lichtenstein: No Titles, But Local Sports Had Plenty To Be Thankful For In 2017The New York City area has had a championship dry spell since, well, I submitted my first Thanksgiving post six years ago.
Lichtenstein: Nets On Track For Another Season Of Moral VictoriesWhen I hear opposing coaches across the NBA marvel at the job being done in Brooklyn by the Sean Marks/Kenny Atkinson tandem, I wonder if they're just being nice.
Lichtenstein: Injuries Again Decimate Nets At Point GuardAll throughout the Nets' 109-102 loss to Boston before a heavily pro-Celtics crowd at Barclays Center on Tuesday, my prevailing thought was, "Well, it could have been worse."