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LA Clippers guard Lou Williams dribbles defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie during the first quarter at Staples Center. (Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports)
LA Clippers guard Lou Williams dribbles defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie during the first quarter at Staples Center. (Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports)

Lou Williams hit the game-winning 3-pointer from the top of the key at the final buzzer to give the Los Angeles Clippers a 119-116 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.

Los Angeles led 116-106 with 1:02 remaining, only to see Brooklyn score 10 straight points and tie it with 5.3 seconds remaining on DeMarre Carroll's dunk. The Clippers called a timeout to set up the winning shot for Williams, who finished with 25 points.

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Mar 16, 2019; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the first half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)
Mar 16, 2019; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the first half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, Rudy Gobert added 23 points and 17 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-98 on Saturday night.

Derrick Favors had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz. Jae Crowder and Ricky Rubio added 12 points apiece as Utah won its third straight game, holding Brooklyn to 35 percent shooting and finishing with a 65-44 advantage on rebounds.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points and D'Angelo Russell added 20 for Brooklyn. The Nets dropped their second in a row after winning four straight.

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Mar 13, 2019; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) steals the ball from Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City won 108-96. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports (Alonzo Adams)
Mar 13, 2019; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) steals the ball from Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City won 108-96. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports (Alonzo Adams)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook scored 31 points in his 26th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-96 on Wednesday night.

Westbrook added 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the 130th triple-double of his career.

Paul George scored 25 points and Jerami Grant added 15 for the Thunder, who shot 49 percent in the second half. Oklahoma City has won three of four as it battles to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. >> Read more

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Mar 2, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) reacts during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Mar 2, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) reacts during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

"I'm gonna win that s--t. Watch. Put it on record. I'm gonna win it."

D'Angelo Russell beams with confidence as he firmly tells me that he's going to win the Most Improved Player Award. I mention a few names. He doesn't want to hear it. He's winning it.

"I'm telling you, I'm winning it!"

Russell just turned 23 years old and he's currently on top of the world. The former No. 2 overall pick is having the best year of his career, averaging 20.5 points and 6.7 assists on 37 percent shooting from three entering Monday's game -- all career-high's during a contract year. He just recently returned from All-Star Weekend and he's leading the Nets on an improbable run to the playoffs. 

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Feb 4, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill (3) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 4, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill (3) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Just last weekend, clutch baskets by D'Angelo Russell, and a timely block by Caris LeVert on Kemba Walker, helped the Brooklyn Nets escape with a dramatic win over the Charlotte Hornets.

It also left the Hornets infuriated with the officiating on the final sequence.

Two of the three meetings between the teams have been filled with drama and the season series will conclude Friday night when the Hornets visit the Nets.

The Nets are expected to a get a boost since Spencer Dinwiddie is set to return Friday. Dinwiddie has been out since Jan. 23 due to torn ligaments in his right thumb and practiced with Brooklyn's G-League team Thursday after coach Kenny Atkinson said he was close to returning. >> Read more

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Feb 27, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rodions Kurucs (00) pressures Washington Wizards forward Jabari Parker (12) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Feb 27, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rodions Kurucs (00) pressures Washington Wizards forward Jabari Parker (12) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK (AP) Bradley Beal scored 31 points, Trevor Ariza had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 125-116 on Wednesday night.

Reserve Thomas Bryant had 18 points and Bobby Portis finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, who led by as many as 28 points. Washington had lost four straight and nine out of 12.

D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points for the Nets, who had their two-game winning streak snapped. >> Read More

 

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San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge puts up a shot against Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge puts up a shot against Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

D'Angelo Russell had 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets forced the San Antonio Spurs into perhaps their worst offensive performance of the season in a 101-85 victory Monday night.

A night after their defense was absent in a loss to the Knicks, the Spurs went across town and couldn't get their offense going. San Antonio was held to its lowest point total of the season, and the NBA's leading 3-point shooting team was a season-worst 16.7 percent behind the arc.

San Antonio came in shooting a little better than 40 percent behind the arc.

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Feb 21, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) plays the ball against Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 21, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) plays the ball against Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

NEW YORK (AP) Jusuf Nurkic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, new backup Enes Kanter added 18 points and nine boards in his Portland debut, and the Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 113-99 on Thursday night.

The center tandem was so good that the Trail Blazers didn't even need a big night from All-Star guard Damian Lillard, who was just 5 for 21 from the field. He finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Kanter, who signed last week with the Blazers after losing his job with the Knicks, made his first seven shots and finished 8 for 9, missing only a 3-pointer.

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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell hits a 3-point shot during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell hits a 3-point shot during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)

A little over three years ago, Sean Marks was officially introduced as the general manager of the Brooklyn Nets, and three months later Kenny Atkinson was named as the coach of the rebuilding project.

Two painful seasons followed, but in Year 3, the Nets are in the playoff picture in a crowded Eastern Conference race.

Brooklyn resumes its playoff push Thursday night when it hosts the Portland Trail Blazers, who are starting a season-high seven-game road trip.

At 30-29, the Nets headed into the All-Star break with a winning record for the first time since the 2012-13 season. When they last reached the playoffs in 2014-15, the Nets held a 21-31 record at the break and finished at 38-44. >> Read More

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Jan 18, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) celebrates against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jan 18, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) celebrates against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Nets were in a nip-and-tuck affair with the lowly Cavaliers all night Wednesday, but after three overtimes Brooklyn was finally able to come away with a 148-139 victory in Cleveland. The 148 points the Nets scored are tied for the second-most they've ever scored in a game, and are the most they've ever scored in a road game. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) When the Nets took a 135-131 lead with 3:08 remaining in the third overtime, that marked their largest lead of the game. D'Angelo Russell hit a 3-pointer to give them that lead before extending it to eight with two consecutive buckets. Russell, who will head to Charlotte for this weekend's All-Star Game, took over at the end of the game as he scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime, going 6-for-6 from the field in the final period after struggling earlier in the game.

Russell was 5-for-18 with 12 points in 29 regulation minutes. He then went 8-for-12 with 24 points in 12 overtime minutes to ensure Brooklyn (30-29) took a winning record into the break.

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Jan 18, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) points during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jan 18, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) points during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

For the last two months, the Brooklyn Nets have drawn notice in a positive light due to their turnaround and emergence into the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Even with a solid last two months, recent results show the Nets are slightly staggering toward the All-Star break.

They hope to head into the break with a winning record Wednesday night when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers, who entered Tuesday with the NBA's third-worst record (12-45).

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Feb 11, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) shoots for a basket against Toronto Raptors in the second half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)
Feb 11, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) shoots for a basket against Toronto Raptors in the second half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)

The Nets put up a fight against the Raptors but ultimately fell short Monday in a 127-125 loss in Toronto after the game was tied 92-92 through three quarters. The Nets (29-29) have lost five of their last six games. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) Kawhi Leonard hit a game-winning bank shot for Toronto with 4.2 seconds left roughly 30 seconds after Danny Green hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 125-125. Leonard finished with 30 points and eight assists. 

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Jan 14, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) shoots the ball in the second quarter against the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports  (Wendell Cruz)
Jan 14, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) shoots the ball in the second quarter against the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

With 10:39 to go in the second quarter Friday, Caris LeVert entered the game for his first NBA action in nearly three months. Barclays Center rose to its feet, with a couple of his Nets teammates cheering along. What followed was a couple of stints that reminded Nets fans what they missed in LeVert, largely considered their best prospect earlier this season. 

But beyond this limited stretch in his first game back, LeVert's return means much more, a huge addition to a Brooklyn team that's fighting for its first postseason berth in a few years.

"I thought he looked good; he looked athletic," Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said following Brooklyn's 125-106 loss to the Bulls. "He was active pushing the ball, getting downhill like he does, making passes."

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The lowly Chicago Bulls have won just 13 games this season and their latest victory came against the Brooklyn Nets in an astounding 125-106 upset at Barclays Center on Friday night. Brooklyn's rough loss came after the Nets defeated the Nuggets on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game

1) The Nets completely fell apart at the start of the fourth quarter, when comeback victories have normally been the team's Achilles heel this season. Brooklyn was down 18 points with sloppy plays and shoddy passing diminishing chances of a comeback with 8:09 left in the fourth quarter. A quiet Kenny Atkinson watched on the sidelines as the Bulls, the third-worst team in the Eastern Conference, pulled ahead.

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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell picks up a pass in the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center. (Catalina Fragoso/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell picks up a pass in the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center. (Catalina Fragoso/USA TODAY Sports)

D'Angelo Russell now knows who his teammates will be at the NBA All-Star Game next weekend.

The Nets guard was selected Thursday night by Giannis Antetokounmpo during the All-Star draft. Russell will be making his first All-Star appearance, having replaced injured Pacers star Victor Oladipo.

After the starters were drafted, Team Giannis took Russell in the fifth round of the reserves portion of the draft. Russell was taken before LaMarcus Aldridge Nikola VucevicKarl-Anthony TownsKyle Lowry, and Bradley Beal

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The Brooklyn Nets have been a pleasant surprise in the NBA this season. Seen as a team looking on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the Nets find themselves in sixth place in the East (29-27), just a few hours before the NBA's trade deadline. 

The Nets' success has transformed them from a seller at the trade deadline to a possible buyer. Entering Monday's meeting, Brooklyn has gone 20-8 in its last 28 games and is fresh off of a successful January that saw the team post an 11-4 record and the fourth-best defensive rating (106.9 points allowed per 100 possessions) in the NBA.

The franchise has several paths it can pivot to as the deadline approaches...

Tags: Allen Crabbe, D'Angelo Russell, Kristaps Porzingis, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Spencer Dinwiddie
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Feb 4, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill (3) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 4, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill (3) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

After losing three straight games, their longest losing streak in two months, the Nets bounced back Wednesday with a 135-130 win over the Nuggets, who currently hold the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Nets won their 29th game, surpassing last season's win total 56 games into the season. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) As has often been the case this season, D'Angelo Russell led the way for Brooklyn by putting up 27 points, 11 assists and six rebounds. He shot 10-for-23 from the field including 6-for-9 from 3-point range. The All-Star guard's double-double was his sixth of the season, which is a career-high. This marked the second time in his career Russell had at least 25 points and 10 assists; he did it on Jan. 23 against the Magic.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson looks on during the first half against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. (Douglas DeFelice/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson looks on during the first half against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. (Douglas DeFelice/USA TODAY Sports)

Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Evan Fournier added 16 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-89 on Saturday night.

Aaron Gordon added 15 points for Orlando, which won its second straight. Jonathan Isaac had 10 points and 12 rebounds, and D.J. Augustin added 12 points and eight assists.

D'Angelo Russell had 23 points for Brooklyn, which has lost three of four. Shabazz Napier had 15 points and Ed Davis was the only other Net in double figures with 11.

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Dec 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Dec 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

D'Angelo Russell is the engine behind the Nets' resurgence to playoff contention, and after initially missing out, his efforts are now being recognized with a trip to play with the league's best players.

The NBA on Friday announced that the Brooklyn guard was selected by commissioner Adam Silver as a reserve for the All-Star Game, the first time the 22-year-old has been selected as an All-Star. Russell is replacing Indiana's Victor Oladipo, who suffered a season-ending knee injury. 

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Jan 31, 2019; San Antonio, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) grabs a rebound as San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) defends during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports (Soobum Im)
Jan 31, 2019; San Antonio, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) grabs a rebound as San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) defends during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports (Soobum Im)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Derrick White scored a career-high 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Brooklyn 117-114 on Thursday night, their 16th straight win at home over the Nets.

Fresh off his seventh All-Star selection, LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points, including a critical three-point play in the final minute, and 13 rebounds for the Spurs. DeMar DeRozan added 15 points and 10 rebounds in his return from a three-game absence because of a sore left knee.

After failing to make the All-Star Game as a reserve, D'Angelo Russell pressed his case to replace injured selection Victor Oladipo. Russell had 25 points, nine assists and four turnovers in 33 minutes for Brooklyn.

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Jan 18, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) points during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jan 18, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) points during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The NBA All-Star reserves were released for both conferences on Thursday night, and the East didn't have Nets standout D'Angelo Russell among them.

Instead, the East reserves include Raptors PG Kyle Lowry, Pacers SG Victor Oladipo, Pistons F Blake Griffin, Magic C Nikola Vucevic, Bucks SG Khris Middleton, Sixers PG Ben Simmons, and Wizards SG Bradley Beal. 

But, before Nets fans start to freak out, there is still a chance Russell suits up during All-Star Weekend with Oladipo out for the rest of the season. 

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When D'Angelo Russell was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, head coach Kenny Atkinson had the biggest development task of his career. Not because Russell wasn't skilled, rather the fact that he was the lottery pick the Nets never had. This was his chance to develop somebody with serious potential. Somebody who fit the script of what Atkinson needed. Somebody who has high character but also has a chip on their shoulder. 

Somebody who could challenge Atkinson to be as great as he challenges those around him. 

And for Russell, he got a coach who could challenge him to become great and push his limits -- the intangible things you don't see that separate a good player and a great player. Things that categorize players as one who can buy into something special versus becoming a glorified journeyman. 

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Nets get their 28th win 00:00:51
The Brooklyn Nets have already matched their win total from last season. Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen react to the news.

NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo Russell scored 30 points, Shabazz Napierhad 24 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 122-117 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight win at home.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 18 points and Joe Harris had 17 for the Nets, who have won 13 of their last 14 at Barclays Center and seven of eight overall.

Brooklyn started slow in the first quarter, shooting just 8 for 29 from the field, after losing at Boston on Monday night. >> Read more

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points, and the Boston Celtics beat Brooklyn 112-104 on Monday night to snap the injury-riddled Nets' six-game winning streak.

Aron Baynes had 16 points, Marcus Morris 15, and Al Horford and Terry Rozier each had 14 for Boston, which tied a franchise record with 16 blocked shots and won for the sixth time in seven games. Horford had 11 rebounds.

The Celtics played without star guard Kyrie Irving, who was sidelined with a sore left hip.

D'Angelo Russell led the Nets with 25 points and Shabazz Napier had 20. Brooklyn had won 19 of its previous 24 games.

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Nets focused for game vs. Knicks 00:01:30
It's a battle of New York as the Nets prepare to take on their cross-town rivals in the Knicks.

The Nets and Knicks play their final game of the season series on Friday night at Barclays Center on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Brooklyn sits in sixth place in the Eastern Conference amidst a five-game winning streak. New York hovers above last place in a nose-dive that includes a seven-game losing streak. But none of that matters for Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson. 

"I think it's one of those rivalries where it doesn't matter the record," Atkinson said. "The record is out the window. It's two New York teams going at it. I always say, my wish is that both of us get really, really good and this game gets more and more important as we go down the line."

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Nets win streak up to five games 00:00:33
The Nets have won their last 11 of 12 at home with their 4-point win over the Magic on Wednesday.

NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo Russell had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds, Spencer Dinwiddie scored 29 points, and the Brooklyn Nets edged the Orlando Magic 114-110 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Orlando had a chance to tie it at 112 with 3.1 seconds left in regulation, but Nikola Vucevic's basket was waved off after replay review confirmed that the Magic center had actually tipped in the ball while it was still on the rim after Evan Fournier had beaten Brooklyn's Jarrett Allen to the hoop.

Russell, who also had seven assists, hit a pair of free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining to seal it for the Nets, who have won seven consecutive games at the Barclays Center. DeMarre Carroll added 19 points for Brooklyn. >> Read more

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Sacramento Kings guard Yogi Ferrell moves the ball against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
Sacramento Kings guard Yogi Ferrell moves the ball against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

D'Angelo Russell had 31 points and eight assists, and the surging Brooklyn Nets won their fourth straight game by running away from the Sacramento Kings in the second half Monday for a 123-94 victory.

Russell, announced as the Eastern Conference player of the week shortly before the game, made seven 3-pointers. He hit all four 3-point attempts and was 5 for 6 overall in the third quarter, fueling a 22-4 spurt that launched the Nets into the lead for good.

Joe Harris added 19 points and rookie Rodions Kurucs had 16 for the Nets, who won for the 17th time in 22 games.

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Jan 18, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) passes the ball as Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) defends during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jan 18, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) passes the ball as Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) defends during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) D'Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back from a 21-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday night.

Russell's 3-pointer with 27.1 seconds left put the Nets up for the first time since they went ahead 2-0 in the game's first minute. After missed free throws by both teams left Brooklyn with a two-point lead, Evan Fournier missed a shot in the lane that would have tied it for Orlando.

It was the 16th win in 21 games for the Nets, who made 19 of 46 3-point shots.

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Jan 16, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes up for a layup over Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports (John Glaser)
Jan 16, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes up for a layup over Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports (John Glaser)

HOUSTON (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie didn't seem to be nearly as wowed by his late-game scoring for the Brooklyn Nets as he was by the fact that his team got an overtime victory on a night James Harden had a season-high 58 points.

"The man had 60 and we won," Dinwiddie said, shaking his head and only slightly exaggerating Harden's performance. "That's big-time for a young group."

Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Nets spoiled Harden's night with a 145-142 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. >> Read More

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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell drives past Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell drives past Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

D'Angelo Russell scored 18 of his 34 points in the third quarter and the Brooklyn Nets ended a 10-game losing streak to Boston with a 109-102 victory on Monday night, sending the Celtics to a winless three-game road trip.

With Kyrie Irving nursing a bruised right quadriceps, the Nets blew open the game with a 15-0 run in the third quarter and outscored the Celtics 44-21 in the period.

Jarrett Allen added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who have won nine of their last 10 home games. Rookie Rodions Kurucs also scored 19 points.

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Nov 20, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) dribbles the ball against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Nov 20, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) dribbles the ball against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The surging Nets will face another major test on Monday night. 

Brooklyn, one of the hottest teams in the NBA, heads to Boston to square off against the Celtics in a matchup of playoff contenders that was hard to fathom prior to the start of the season. 

The Nets (20-21) have won three straight and 12 of their last 15 games to climb into the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference standings, just 4.5 games behind the Celtics (23-15), who are in fifth place.

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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell hits a 3-point shot during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell hits a 3-point shot during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)

D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points, DeMarre Carroll had 20 points off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-100 on Sunday for their third straight victory.

Jarrett Allen added 19 and six rebounds as the Nets improved to 12-3 in their last 15 games, matching their best 15-game stretch since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.

Zach LaVine had 27 points for Chicago and Bobby Portis scored 17 in 20 minutes off the bench after missing seven games with a sprained right ankle. Kris Dunn added 16 points.

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Jan 4, 2019; Memphis, TN, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) passes as Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson (1) defends in the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports (Nelson Chenault)
Jan 4, 2019; Memphis, TN, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) passes as Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson (1) defends in the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports (Nelson Chenault)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) D'Angelo Russell had 23 points and 10 assists, DeMarre Carroll added 20 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 109-100 on Friday night.

Joe Harris added 18 points for the Nets, who had six players in double figures. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 13 points and Jarrett Allen had 12 points and 12 rebounds, including five off the offensive glass.

Mike Conley, held scoreless in Wednesday's loss to Detroit, led the Grizzlies with 31 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 19 as Memphis lost its fourth in a row.

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Jan 2, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Barclays Center. The Brooklyn Nets won 126-121.Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 2, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Barclays Center. The Brooklyn Nets won 126-121.Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo Russell had 22 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets built up a big enough lead with a 73-point first half to withstand Anthony Davis' monstrous return to the lineup, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 126-121 on Wednesday night.

Davis finished with 34 points and a career-high 26 rebounds after a one-game absence, but there weren't enough rebounds to get in the first half, when the Nets opened a 24-point lead during their highest-scoring first half at home in 17 years.

Joe Harris added 21 points for the Nets, who had 105 points through three quarters, then got consecutive baskets by Harris when New Orleans trimmed the down to seven with under 5 minutes remaining.

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SNY Holiday GIF Guide 00:00:43
With the holiday season upon us, SNY would like to give a GIF for a few of the NY sports teams during the season of giving.

As we're in the middle of the holiday season, the Nets are on a roll of late, but still own the 10th seed in the East. And this Christmas, we have the perfect gift for you: GIFs!

You can use these to support your Nets all season long.

Check them out below!

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Dec 7, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in overtime at Barclays Center. 
		Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 7, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in overtime at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets ran the NBA's longest winning streak to six games by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 115-110 on Tuesday night.

Joe Harris added 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 for the Nets, who last won six in a row from March 25 to April 3, 2015. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 17 points and Jared Dudley made some big baskets down the stretch to score 13.

LeBron James bounced back from his lowest-scoring game of the season with 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, but the Lakers finished 1-3 on their road trip. Kyle Kuzma had 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Lonzo Ball scored 23 points.

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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell moves the ball against Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell moves the ball against Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

D'Angelo Russell scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Nets to their fifth straight win with a 144-127 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. Russell made 13 of 19 shots and 5 of 9 3-pointers as Brooklyn topped 125 points for the third straight game. He also added seven assists and six rebounds. 

2. Eight Nets finished in double figures, including Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with 18 points and Joe Harris and Jared Dudley, who both finished with 16.

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Dec 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Dec 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Knicks tried mounting a fourth-quarter comeback, but the Nets handed them their third straight loss in a 112-104 bout at The Garden.>> Box score

Things to know about Saturday night's game

Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Oct 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) controls the ball against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) controls the ball against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

After splitting two matchups in late-October, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets meet on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden coming off vastly different results against two of the Eastern Conference's best teams.

The Nets pulled out a 106-105 overtime win over the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors on Friday night, snapping an eight-game losing streak, a day after the Knicks dropped a 128-100 decision at Boston.

New York managed just 39.6 percent shooting from the field in the loss as the bench went cold, connecting on just 12 of 36 attempts. Worse, the Knicks' defense was puzzled by the Celtics, who shot better than 53.3 percent from the field and finished with 32 assists.

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Oct 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) drives against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) drives against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

After splitting two matchups in late-October, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets meet on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden coming off vastly different results against two of the Eastern Conference's best teams.

The Nets pulled out a 106-105 overtime win over the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors on Friday night, snapping an eight-game losing streak, a day after the Knicks dropped a 128-100 decision at Boston.

New York managed just 39.6 percent shooting from the field in the loss as the bench went cold, connecting on just 12 of 36 attempts. Worse, the Knicks' defense was puzzled by the Celtics, who shot better than 53.3 percent from the field and finished with 32 assists.

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Dec 7, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in overtime at Barclays Center. 
		Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 7, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in overtime at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo Russell scored 29 points, including six in overtime, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 on Friday night.

Brooklyn picked the most unlikely way to end its skid, snapping a 12-game slide against Toronto with its first victory over the Raptors since April 3, 2015.

Jarrett Allen made the go-ahead basket for the Nets with a little more than a minute left, their only basket in overtime not made by Russell.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie drives past Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie drives past Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets' losing streak reached seven games as they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 on Alec Burks' last-second dunk on Monday at Barclays Center. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1. After Rodion Kurucs tied the game with 18.9 seconds remaining, Burks made a one-foot driving dunk with 3.2 seconds remaining to break a 97-97 tie. Spencer Dinwiddie missed a potential winning shot with 1.5 seconds left.

2. D'Angelo Russell scored 30 points on 13-of-31 shooting and finished with eight rebounds and six assists for the Nets, who trailed 56-50 at halftime.

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Nov 30, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Garrett Temple (17) shoots against Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 30, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Garrett Temple (17) shoots against Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

NEW YORK (AP) Mike Conley scored 19 of Memphis' 20 points in the second overtime period, rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. scored a career-high 36 points and the Grizzlies beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-125 Friday.

Conley kept Memphis' hopes alive in regulation when he blocked Spencer Dinwiddie's potential game-winning basket and then scored on a floater to tie it 117-all with nine seconds left in the first overtime period.

The Grizzlies point guard then practically beat the Nets on his own in the second overtime period, shooting 3-for-3 from the field and making all seven of his free throws to finish with 37 points and 10 rebounds.

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Nov 28, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) battle for a loose ball during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Nov 28, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) battle for a loose ball during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

A solid all-around effort from the Nets was not enough on Wednesday, as the team lost its fourth game in a row, falling to the visiting Utah Jazz, 101-91. The loss marked the club's fifth straight defeat on their home floor. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game...

1) Head Coach Kenny Atkinson got production from a variety of players in his rotation as the Nets saw at least five players reach double figures in scoring for the 18th time in 22 games this season (7-11 in those 18 games). Spencer Dinwiddie led the way off the bench with 18 points for the home team, but the Nets struggled to tickle the twine for most of the evening before settling at a 34.9 percent shooting clip from the field. Starting point guard D'Angelo Russell was not able to get in sync with any of his backcourt mates on Wednesday, finishing with 14 points (6-for-25 from the field).

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Feb 26, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell (1) and guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) react in the first quarter against Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Feb 26, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell (1) and guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) react in the first quarter against Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

NEW YORK -- The next time D'Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie combine on a big performance the Brooklyn Nets hope the result is different. Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz hope a slow start does not begin catching up with them.

The Nets get a chance at halting a four-game home losing streak Wednesday night when they host the slumping Jazz.

Russell scored a season-high 38 points in the team's last game on Friday, two off his career high. Dinwiddie matched a career-best by getting 31 points in the contest, a 112-102 defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Despite the loss, the backcourt duo became the first pair of Nets teammates to get 30 points in the same game since Deron Williams and Brook Lopez did so back in April 2015.

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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell moves the ball against Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell moves the ball against Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets blew a 13-point fourth-quarter lead and lost 127-125 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Jimmy Butler's game-winning step-back jumper in the final seconds on Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. After taking a one-point lead on Spencer Dinwiddie's pull-up jumper with 26.8 seconds left, the Nets couldn't stop Butler from draining a 27-foot 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining. Butler scored 17 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter.

2. Brooklyn led 118-105 with 5:38 remaining in the fourth quarter before Butler, Joel Embiid and JJ Redick scored 11 unanswered points for Philadelphia.

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose drives against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at Barclays Center. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose drives against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at Barclays Center. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets' fourth-quarter rally fell short as they lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-102 on Friday at Barclays Center. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game

1. Trailing by 17 points entering the fourth quarter, the Nets went on a late 16-6 run to get within four, but Minnesota's Derrick Rose hit a 10-foot jumper to ignite an 8-2 run that iced the game for the Timberwolves.

2. Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris both scored 18 points for the Nets, who dropped their second straight. D'Angelo Russell scored five points on 2-of-10 shooting and committed four turnovers.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson dribbles the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague plays defense in the first half at Target Center. (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson dribbles the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague plays defense in the first half at Target Center. (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-113 on Monday at Target Center after forward Caris LeVert left the game with a gruesome leg injury. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1. LeVert was taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluations after he landed awkwardly on his right leg trying to break up a play late in the second quarter. Players around the league, from Kristaps Porzingis to Dwyane Wade, tweeted their thoughts and prayers for LeVert.

2. While D'Angelo Russell scored 31 points for Brooklyn, Joe Harris and Jared Dudley combined for 16 points on 6-of-24 shooting. 

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The Nets churn out another strong second half to win back-to-back games with a 104-82 victory over the Suns in Phoenix. 

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. Caris LeVert scored 26 points and had five rebounds but had an impressive defensive showing, holding Suns' Devin Booker to 20 points on 6-of-21 shooting from the field.  It was also the seventh time this season he has scored at least 20 points. 

2. The Nets continued to dominate inside the paint, outscoring the Suns 54-30 in that part of the game. 

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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert controls the ball against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert controls the ball against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets' losing streak reached three games with a 115-96 loss to the Knicks on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Brooklyn was outscored 23-6 over the first 6:34 of the third quarter, struggling to stop Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitchell Robinson. They combined for 15 points during the run, as the Nets trailed 75-50 midway through the period.

The Nets' starting backcourt of Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell made 6 of 21 field goals. Spencer Dinwiddie led Brooklyn with 17 points.

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