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."
Lichtenstein: Devils' Stumble Is Nothing Like Last Season’s CollapseBrian Boyle and Nico Hischier were both overcome with emotions following New Jersey's 3-2 overtime loss to Edmonton at the Prudential Center on Thursday night.
Lichtenstein: Atkinson Should Continue To Rein In Free-Wheeling Nets"Freedom" is rarely associated with negative side effects. In the case of Nets basketball, however, freedom as an underlying principle has been one of the root causes for this season beginning to spiral out of control.
‘City Game’ Podcast: First 2 Weeks Of Knicks, Nets SeasonsIn the latest episode of the “City Game” podcast, John Schmeelk and Steve Lichtenstein break down the first two weeks of the season for both of New York's basketball teams. They start with Kristaps Porzingis.
Lichtenstein: Nets Need Crabbe, LeVert To Find Games On Road TripAs Brooklyn sits with a disappointing 3-5-mark heading into a five-game road trip out west, all signs are pointing south.
Lichtenstein: Nets Have Talent To Withstand Lin-jury But Will Miss His IntangiblesOverall, Russell is averaging 21 points per game on 51 percent shooting from the floor (including 35.7 percent from 3-point range) in just 28.3 minutes per game.
Lichtenstein: No Zajac, No Boyle, No Problem (Yet) For Swifter DevilsThe Devils have been far from a lost cause in the season's opening two weeks.
'City Game' Podcast: Previewing Knicks, Nets SeasonsIn the latest episode of the “City Game” podcast, John Schmeelk and Steve Lichtenstein preview the Knicks and Nets and give some predictions for the NBA season.
Lichtenstein: Nets Not Yet Ready To Take The Next StepA year ago, basically every analyst had the Nets destined for a horrific season. And they ended up being right. This season won't be as bad, but it still won't be good.
Lichtenstein: Hey, At Least Atkinson Has Some Options This SeasonThe Nets will attempt to finish off their four-game preseason slate undefeated when they face the 76ers on Wednesday night at the renovated Nassau Coliseum.
Lichtenstein: Devils Make It Clear That Passengers Are UnacceptableDevils coach John Hynes wasn't kidding about having to make difficult roster choices after what he called the most competitive training camp in his three years on the job.
Lichtenstein: Devils' Rebuild Will Be Back On Track This SeasonIn almost every respect, the Devils' 5-1-1 run through the preseason, with their sole regulation defeat using a "B" split squad against many of the Islanders' regulars, was meaningless.