The Nets may have made great strides in 2012-13, but a bad choice and some bad luck could easily make them laughingstocks once again.
Joe Johnson slumped in Game 7, only scoring six points as the Nets were eliminated.
After all the money, all the hype, and all the expectations that came with owning home-court advantage in an NBA playoff series, Brooklyn’s inaugural season ended with a dud.
The Nets are counting on a true home-court advantage against the banged-up Bulls on Saturday night.
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng made it clear Friday on Twitter that the illness that kept him out of a playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets was far more serious than the flu.
The most pressing matter for Brooklyn is trying to find a way to win in Chicago, something it hasn’t done this season. The Nets dropped both regular-season matchups there and lost Games 3 and 4.
Game 4 hurt the Nets physically and mentally, but there’s nothing they can do about it. They’re focused on Game 5 in Brooklyn.
Do you think Carlesimo should return to the Nets in 2013-14?
Give me $330 million to spend on contracts and I can piece together a pretty good team, too. And why knight King before the Bulls are slain?
Joakim Noah feels like he’s running on needles and Joe Johnson can probably sympathize.
When the series shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on Thursday, all eyes will be on Williams, who will have not only the ball but the entire complexion of the series in his hands.
Strategically speaking, I can’t imagine a worse matchup — outside of Miami — for the Nets, who lost three of four to Chicago during the regular season.
Anthony shouldn’t even put himself in position to get drawn into the game. He needs to fly back home and take the weekend off. He needs to give the Knicks a chance.
A new city, arena and roster have stepped up new expectations. It’s no longer acceptable for the Nets to merely beat up on the weak. This team is built to contend now.
Turnovers cost the Nets as the Bulls won 83-82.