Heat Know Nets Will Make Adjustments For Game 2 Miami knows Brooklyn will be tweaking something — maybe lots of somethings — before the teams meet Thursday night in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, with the Heat holding a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.
Lichtenstein: Jason Kidd Folded The Tent Early In Series Opener Against HeatWho knows? Maybe the Heat were too strong and would have won Game 1 anyway. That doesn’t excuse Kidd for not playing the guys who gave the Nets their best chance to dethrone the King and his court.
Jason Kidd On WFAN: Nets Taking Team-First Mentality Into Hostile MiamiThey say star players win championships. The Heat have three of them -- and two straight titles. Kidd and the Nets are hoping to stop them in their tracks.
Advantage, Brooklyn: Nets Have 4 Wins Over Heat — But Need 4 MoreThe Nets swept the regular-season series, and that has the Heat's full attention as the sides get ready to lock horns in the playoffs. Miami, the league's two-time defending champion, will host Game 1 on Tuesday night.
We The Nets! Pierce Stuffs Toronto, Leads Brooklyn To Next RoundWe the North? Sorry, Toronto. After a nail-biting triumph, Brooklyn is moving on to Miami. “We’re still trying to earn our respect as a team, as a franchise," Nets forward Paul Pierce said.
Lichtenstein: 4 Reasons Why Nets Have A Shot To Beat The Heat After taking some time to get my heart rate back to where it should be, I’m ready to dig into how the Nets can unseat the two-time defending champions.
Nets' Paul Pierce: We'll See The Raptors On Sunday In Game 7 "We're just focused on tomorrow's game," Kidd said on Thursday. Lose it, and the Nets can forget about a shot at the NBA champions. The Raptors would be the ones moving on to face Miami.
Lichtenstein: Desperation Trumps Experience As Nets Fall Flat In Game 4If Brooklyn fails in this series against the Raptors, this nearly $200-million (including luxury taxes) team will go down as one of the most over-hyped compilations in NBA history.
Lichtenstein: No Déjà Vu In Brooklyn As Nets Hold On To Take 2-1 Series LeadThe Nets held a 15-point lead with five minutes left in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal versus Toronto on Friday night.
Lichtenstein: Nets Miss Opportunity To Take Control Of SeriesElite teams find a way to overcome the egregious officiating. The fact remains that the Nets had a solid chance to do it on Tuesday night, but they couldn’t put the Raptors away.
Well-Rested Nets Looking To Bury Raptors In 0-2 HoleFor Raptors' All-Star DeMar DeRozan, the waiting between playoff games is the hardest part. The Nets, however, don't mind one bit.
Lichtenstein: Nets Send Message To Raptors — Don't Mess With These 'Dinosaurs'It took me a few looks at the infamous Toronto Sun headline prior to Saturday’s Game 1. Raptors vs. Dinosaurs? Are they coming out with another sequel to Jurassic Park?
Eric Adams Sticks Up For Brooklyn After Raptors GM Drops F-BombThat's the message Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is sending in response to the profanity that Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri heaved in the direction of New York City's most populous bureau.
Lichtenstein: Even With KG Back, Nets Need Blatche To Step Up In Playoffs For now, Blatche is a really wild wild-card on the Nets. Many I know would prefer that coach Jason Kidd go with Mason Plumlee in relief. But I don't agree.
Lichtenstein: Kidd, Nets Blow Opportunity To Keep Pace In EastIf Wednesday's dreadful 110-81 drubbing at the hands of the rival Knicks at MSG showed us anything, it's that Jason Kidd has much to learn no matter his record in any particular month.