Lichtenstein: All Hail Taylor Hall, The Metro Area's Midseason MVPNew York/New Jersey hockey fans have been treated to some transcendent performances this season.
Lichtenstein: With Dinwiddie In A Funk, Nets Desperately Need Russell BackD’Angelo Russell can’t return to the lineup soon enough. The Nets guard hasn’t played since injuring his knee in Utah on Nov. 11.
‘City Game’ Podcast: Knicks-Nets Game ReactionIn the latest episode of the “City Game” podcast, hosts John Schmeelk and Steve Lichtenstein recap Monday's Knicks-Nets game. Hear postgame reaction from Mike Breen and Jarrett Jack, and enjoy a long interview with Nets analyst Tim Capstraw.
'City Game' Podcast: NBA Midseason Awards, A Conversation With Clyde Frazier, MoreIn the latest episode of the "City Game" podcast, hosts John Schmeelk and Steve Lichtenstein discuss the current state of the Knicks and Nets.
Lichtenstein: Nets Making Mistake By Not Playing Acy, Hollis-Jefferson MoreBy any metric, the Nets have been at their best when Quincy Acy and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson have been paired in the frontcourt.
Lichtenstein: Devils' Defense Could Derail The Whole ThingHistorically speaking, the Devils enter their “bye week” in very good shape, a five-game losing streak notwithstanding. But something must be done about their defense.
Lichtenstein: LeVert Should Be Nets’ Starting Point GuardSome Nets fans are having fun on social media by attempting to drum up votes to get guard Spencer Dinwiddie into the NBA All-Star Game.
Lichtenstein: Bowles' Logic For Not Playing Hackenberg Was RidiculousTodd Bowles’ explanation for not playing Christian Hackenberg on Sunday sounded more like it came out of the mouth of a kindergarten teacher than the head coach of a professional football team.
Lichtenstein: Jets' Decision To Extend 'Lame Ducks' Maccagnan, Bowles Just LameWhy not let the duo work on a prove-it basis next season? Players do it all the time.
Lichtenstein: Boyle’s Scoring Punch For Devils Another Twist In Remarkable StoryAfter the Devils' pulsating 4-3 home victory over the rival Rangers on Thursday, in which he provided both the game-tying, power-play goal in the third period and the shootout winner, Boyle was asked if he could recall ever having a stretch like his eight goals and five assists for 13 points in his last 14 games.
Lichtenstein: Don't Kill Kenny For Nets’ Regression To The MeanThere can be no excuse for the Nets' flat first quarter and middle school-ish late-game execution against a sad-SAC club on a back-to-back. This team deserved to be ripped every which way.
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.