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.
‘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.