Deron Williams underwent successful ankle surgery on both ankles, GM Billy King announced on Tuesday.

The surgery was performed by Nets’ foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Martin O’Malley.

“The arthroscopic surgery performed today on Deron’s left ankle included the removal of spurs from the front and back of the ankle, as well as a cleaning out of his ankle joint," Dr. O’Malley said in a statement from the team. “In addition, Deron underwent a procedure on his right ankle to remove a loose bone fragment that was below his right ankle joint."

Williams is expected to be on crutches for 4-6 weeks before beginning rehabilitation.

He will return to the court in August, Dr. O'Malley said. He will likely be able to participate in full basketball activities in September.

He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

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Dec 12, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Tyler Zeller (44) drives up to the net during the fourth quarter against the Washington Wizards at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Dec 12, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Tyler Zeller (44) drives up to the net during the fourth quarter against the Washington Wizards at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

NEW YORK (AP) Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert each scored 16 points, and the Brooklyn Nets overcame blowing a double-digit second-half lead and took advantage of a costly mistake by the Washington Wizards in the final seconds to pull out a 103-98 victory Tuesday night.

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(Bill Streicher)

It was a dream come true for the Nets' newest addition, C Jahlil Okafor, when he heard of his trade to Brooklyn.

"I feel like I was dreaming," Okafor told The Post's Zach Braziller about when he heard of his move. "It finally happened, and I'm in a great city."

Okafor has had a tough time in his early NBA career since getting drafted No. 3 overall to the Sixers back in 2015. He made the NBA All-Rookie team in his rookie year after posting 17.5 points per game.

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Nov 29, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports  (Kevin Jairaj)
Nov 29, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)

MEXICO CITY (AP) Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson each scored 20 points and Miami beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-89 on Saturday in the Heat's first game in Mexico in franchise history.

Playing in front of 19,777 fans at raucous Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Dragic was 9 of 19 from the field and had seven rebounds for Miami. The Heat snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 12-13.

James Johnson added 17 points, Justice Winslow had 15 and Kelly Olynyk 11 for Miami. The Heat rallied from two seven-point deficits.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie drives past Mason Plumlee during the first half on Tuesday night in Denver. (AP)
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie drives past Mason Plumlee during the first half on Tuesday night in Denver. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets successfully overcame the altitude of Mexico City to pull off their biggest comeback of the season.

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(AP)

Just hours after the Nets' front office completed a favorable trade with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Nets took the floor in Mexico City and closed out a 100-95 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder thanks to a defensive effort which limited the Thunder to just 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Fighting high altitude and an unfamiliar arena, Caris LeVert scored a team-high 21 points off the bench as the Nets used some momentum out of the half to storm back and take down Russell Westbrook and co. Thursday night. LeVert also added 10 assists for the "home" team.

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(Denny Medley)

The Nets acquired F Jahlil Okafor, SG Nik Stauskas, and a 2019 second-round pick for veteran F Trevor Booker, per ESPN's Zach Lowe. 

Okafor has played just 12.5 minutes this season as he was lost in the mix of a heavy Sixers frontcourt with Joel Embiid and Dario Saric getting most of the time down low. Stauskas has also faced a severe cut in playing time, seeing the floor for only 10 minutes this season with J.J. Redick coming over from the Clippers. 

Okafor has seen his early three-year career plagued by some injuries as he hasn't played a full season. Last year, he averaged 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 50 games. The 21-year-old will certainly help the Nets' big men by adding depth behind rookie C Jarrett Allen and Timofey Mozgov

Booker, who has started six games for the Nets this season, is averaging 10.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 21.9 minutes per game. 

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Dec 4, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) drives past Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince (12) during the second half at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)
Dec 4, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) drives past Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince (12) during the second half at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)

The Nets are loving the heightened excitement in Mexico City as they prepare to face the Thunder on Thursday at 10 p.m.

It may just be another regular season game on the record, but Allen Crabbe describes the anticipation and coverage of the game as being playoff-like. 

"We're excited," Crabbe told The Post's Brian Lewis. "It's a different atmosphere playing in the NBA Global Games. You look and you see all these media people, and it doesn't feel like we're in a regular game. It feels like we're in the playoffs or something. There's going to be excitement." 

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Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker reaches to control the ball against Atlanta Hawks forward Luke Babbitt and forward DeAndre' Bembry during the first half at Philips Arena. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker reaches to control the ball against Atlanta Hawks forward Luke Babbitt and forward DeAndre' Bembry during the first half at Philips Arena. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

Caris LeVert scored a season-high 17 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 points and the Brooklyn Nets used a strong third quarter to grab momentum and beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-90 on Monday night.

Brooklyn, avenging Saturday's home loss to Atlanta, had everything working in its favor in the second half. It began the third trailing by one but went on a 17-0 run to go ahead 70-54 on DeMarre Carroll's 3-pointer. The lead swelled to 29 in the fourth as the Nets earned their largest win of the season.

 

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson coaches against the Atlanta Hawks during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson coaches against the Atlanta Hawks during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Mike Budenholzer and Kenny Atkinson are friends from their time coaching together with the Atlanta Hawks.

A few times a year, they put their friendship aside to compete against the other and figure out how to get a win for their respective teams.

Monday night in Atlanta will be one of those instances as the Hawks get together with the Brooklyn Nets for the back end of a home-and-home set.

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Brooklyn Nets' Gerald Wallace is shown yelling instructions court in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in Minneapolis. The Nets won 91-83. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone/AP)
Brooklyn Nets' Gerald Wallace is shown yelling instructions court in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in Minneapolis. The Nets won 91-83. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone/AP)

Timmy Walsh was a trainer for the Nets from 2000 until 2016, and along the way he accrued some funny stories. He shared those stories with Stefan Bondy of NY Daily News.

Walsh specifically joked about former Net Gerald Wallace, saying he'd have to hide his uniform to keep him from playing injury.

"Gerald Wallace drove me nuts," Walsh said...

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Nov 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; The Brooklyn Nets bench reacts after a three point basket against Utah Jazz during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Nov 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; The Brooklyn Nets bench reacts after a three point basket against Utah Jazz during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

This season, while still holding a losing record, the Nets are showing improvement at times and get their first crack at their ninth victory of the season Saturday afternoon when they host the Atlanta Hawks.

En route to a 20-62 record in the first season under coach Kenny Atkinson, the Nets (8-13) lost 33 times before getting their ninth win Jan. 20 at New Orleans. When the Nets scored 141 points in that game, it snapped an 11-game losing streak but also preceded a 16-game skid.

Since going 1-27 from Dec. 28-Feb. 25, Brooklyn is 19-26 and returns home coming off a 2-1 road trip. The Nets sandwiched wins at Memphis and Dallas around a loss in Houston.

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Nov 29, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports  (Kevin Jairaj)
Nov 29, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)

DALLAS (AP) DeMarre Carroll scored 15 of his 22 points in the third quarter to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-104 on Wednesday night.

Trevor Booker had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Spencer Dinwidde added 19 points, and Caris Levert had 13.

Harrison Barnes had 17 points for Dallas, Maxi Kleber added a career-high 16, and Dwight Powell had 14. >> Read more

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Nov 27, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) attempts to score as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) defends during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Nov 27, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) attempts to score as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) defends during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

DALLAS -- Dallas (5-16) faces the Brooklyn Nets (7-13) on Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. Both squads suffered road losses Monday in Texas.

The depleted Nets are coming off a 117-103 loss at Houston, a game that featured an NBA-record 89 3-point attempts. Brooklyn was without D'Angelo Russell, Allen Crabbe, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and DeMarre Carroll.

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden attempts to score as Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen defends during the third quarter at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Rockets guard James Harden attempts to score as Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen defends during the third quarter at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

James Harden scored 20 of his 37 points in the first quarter to lead the Houston Rockets to a 117-103 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

Harden added 10 rebounds and eight assists to guide the Rockets to their fifth straight win. When he took a break with 1:28 remaining in the first quarter, he was outscoring the Nets 20-17 by himself, not to mention four assists at that point. He was 5-for-5 from 3-point range in the first quarter and finished 8-for-13.

Clint Capela added 20 points for Houston, and Chris Paul had a season-high 14 assists on "Chris Paul Bobblehead Night" at the Toyota Center.

For the Nets, Isaiah Whitehead led scorers with 24 points off the bench. Spencer Dinwiddie had 14 points, Caris LeVert had 13 and Sean Kilpatrick added 12. Coming off of a 98-88 win in Memphis on Sunday night, Brooklyn has lost four of its last five.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, guard Sean Kilpatrick and guard Caris LeVert during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, guard Sean Kilpatrick and guard Caris LeVert during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

The virus of complacency invaded the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, with their recent run of dominant play yielding a casual approach to a short-handed opponent that often fells excellent teams believing that a switch can be flipped when the mood or moment strikes.

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D'Angelo Russell makes a pass with Damian Lillard guarding him in the Nets-Trail Blazers game on Friday night. (AP)
D'Angelo Russell makes a pass with Damian Lillard guarding him in the Nets-Trail Blazers game on Friday night. (AP)

Nets PG D'Angelo Russell won't be rushing back on the court anytime soon as he recovers from arthroscopic surgery, per Newsday's Greg Logan

The Nov. 11 surgery was performed to remove loose bodies from Russell's left knee. The third-year point guard wants to make sure that he doesn't rush back, so he will take his time to make sure everything is feeling good. 

"Honestly, I'm just trying to stay healthy and get as strong as I can before I get back out on the floor," Russell said. "It's definitely not something I want to rush, however that may go. I'm not really forcing anything, just doing what the trainers and stuff tell me day-in and day-out and go from there, see how I feel every day."

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Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll against Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison during the first half at FedExForum. (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll against Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison during the first half at FedExForum. (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

DeMarre Carroll scored a season-high 24 points, Trevor Booker added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped a three-game losing streak Sunday night with a 98-88 victory over the struggling Memphis Grizzlies.

Joe Harris finished with 13 points for the Nets, who used a third-quarter spurt to put away the Grizzlies, who have lost eight straight.

Marc Gasol and Tyreke Evans scored 18 points apiece for Memphis, although Gasol did not play at all in the fourth quarter as a smaller Grizzlies lineup made a dent in Brooklyn's 19-point, second-half lead. Chandler Parsons scored 12, but did not play in the second half after tweaking his right knee.

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Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) drives to the basket between Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) and forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during an NBA basketball game in New York, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (Rich Schultz/AP)
Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) drives to the basket between Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) and forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during an NBA basketball game in New York, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (Rich Schultz/AP)

Two teams struggling due in large part to injuries at the point guard position square off Sunday when the Brooklyn Nets visit the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson coaches against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter at Philips Arena. The Nets defeated the Hawks 107-92. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson coaches against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter at Philips Arena. The Nets defeated the Hawks 107-92. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson shared his frustration with the media after his team's 127-125 loss to the Blazers in Brooklyn.

The Nets were leading by six with two minutes left after an Allen Crabbe three-pointer, but couldn't hang onto the lead down the stretch.

"Disappointing," Atkinson admitted via the Nets official website. "You know, games come down to the end like that and go either way...."

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Nov 14, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; in the first half of a NBA basketball game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports (Richard Mackson)
Nov 14, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; in the first half of a NBA basketball game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports (Richard Mackson)

The last the NBA saw of Luis Scola was in a Nets jersey last season, where the Argentinian endured career lows in games played, minutes, points and rebounds. He scored just five points with four rebounds in 13 minutes per game in Brooklyn.

This season, Scola is having a rebirth in China: both in production and looks. On the court, Scola is scoring 28.8 points, on 60 percent shooting, with 14.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 35.6 minutes per game. 

Scola had long rocked luscious jet-black hair behind a headband, but this season he has grown a beard, buzzed the sides of his head and is sporting a fashionable top-knot, or more commonly referred to as a man-bun.

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Nov 24, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers power forward Noah Vonleh (21) defending during the 1st Qtr at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Nov 24, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers power forward Noah Vonleh (21) defending during the 1st Qtr at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

NEW YORK (AP) Damian Lillard scored 34, Jusuf Nurkic added 29, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a six-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to edge the Brooklyn Nets 127-125 on Friday. >> Read more

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Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson forces a turnover as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard drives to the basket during the second half at the Moda Center. (Troy Wayrynen/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson forces a turnover as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard drives to the basket during the second half at the Moda Center. (Troy Wayrynen/USA TODAY Sports)

For various reasons, the Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets were doomed by one bad quarter Wednesday.

In Philadelphia, Portland could never recover after an extremely slow start. In Cleveland, Brooklyn could not prevent LeBron James from taking over down the stretch.

The Trail Blazers and Nets will try to rebound from those tough stretches Friday afternoon when they get together at Barclays Center.

 

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Nov 22, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) guards Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Nov 22, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) guards Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James shook off a blow to the face and scored 23 points in the fourth quarter - including 18 straight for Cleveland - as the Cavaliers won their sixth straight, 119-109 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

James needed stitches in the third quarter to close a gash above his lip that drew blood. He punched back at the Nets in the fourth and finished with 33 points. >> Read more

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Nov 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; The Brooklyn Nets bench reacts after a three point basket against Utah Jazz during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Nov 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; The Brooklyn Nets bench reacts after a three point basket against Utah Jazz during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

CLEVELAND -- Each time the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets play each other this season, as they do Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena, another element is in play.

The Cavs own the rights to Brooklyn's first-round draft pick in 2018, which Cleveland acquired from Boston as part of the Kyrie Irving trade.

The pick is highly valued because, the thinking goes, the Nets will be a lottery team. The Cavs could wind up with a top-five pick in a talent-rich draft.

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

Despite their 118-111 loss to the Warriors, the Nets learned that they can compete with the best team in the league. 

The Nets were down as much as 28 points in the third quarter, but managed to make a spirited comeback that saw them come within four of the Warriors with just over two minutes to play. However, the comeback was too little too late as the Nets slow start cost them in the end. 

As for the reason behind the awful first half, head coach Kenny Atkinson isn't sure what it was except that it resulted in a lack of energy. 

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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson puts a shot in front of Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson puts a shot in front of Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Stephen Curry had season highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors held on after he fouled out to beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-111 on Sunday night.

A night after erasing a 22-point halftime deficit in Philadelphia, the Warriors built a 22-point cushion after two quarters behind 22 points from Curry. Playing without Kevin Durant, they led by 28 in the third quarter but Brooklyn cut it all the way to four after Curry picked up his sixth foul with three minutes remaining.

Klay Thompson then scored seven of his 23 points in the final two minutes.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie drives past Mason Plumlee during the first half on Tuesday night in Denver. (AP)
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie drives past Mason Plumlee during the first half on Tuesday night in Denver. (AP)

NEW YORK -- DeMarre Carroll knows the stands at Barclays Center will be filled even if a significant portion of the crowd is rooting for the visiting team.

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(Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 25 points hours after D'Angelo Russell had knee surgery, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Utah Jazz 118-107 on Friday night.

Allen Crabbe had 18 points and DeMarre Carroll added 17 for the Nets, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

The starting point guard role now belongs to Dinwiddie after Russell was hurt during Brooklyn's recent road trip. He had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday with no timetable for a return. >> Read more

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Oct 20, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) plays the ball against Orlando Magic point guard Shelvin Mack (7) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 20, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) plays the ball against Orlando Magic point guard Shelvin Mack (7) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

NEW YORK -- Five times, the Utah Jazz took the court as the visiting team and each time it resulted in a loss.

Various reasons have contributed as to why Utah remains the only winless road team in the NBA, including being unable to build on a 12-point lead Wednesday in New York.

The Jazz attempt to get their first road win of the season Friday night when their four-game trip continues with a meeting against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)
Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)

The Nets announced D'Angelo Russell underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Friday.

It is unknown what Russell's timetable for a return will be. He will miss the Nets' next game against the Jazz Friday due to a left knee contusion, the team has announced. 

The 21-year-old exited Saturday night's game against the Jazz with the injury, where the initial prognosis expected him to miss several games. Without their leading scorer on Tuesday, the Nets fell to the Celtics 109-102. 

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Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving shoots over Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving shoots over Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while wearing a mask, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory.

The Celtics remained unbeaten since an 0-2 start heading into their showdown Thursday in Boston against the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Jayson Tatum scored 19 points for the Celtics. >> Read more

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Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha defends against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson during the first quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Russell Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)
Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha defends against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson during the first quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Russell Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

The next time Kyrie Irving takes the court, he might be wearing a mask to protect his face from any inadvertent elbows.

Whether Irving's next appearance will be Tuesday when the Boston Celtics visit the Brooklyn Nets is unknown since the point guard is listed as questionable. >> Read more

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Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)
Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)

Nets G D'Angelo Russell is expected to miss the next several games due to a knee injury he suffered in Saturday night's game against the Jazz, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, citing sources.

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Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio tries to tip the ball away from Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) while Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors tries to keep Russell from getting to the basket during the second quarter of NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (Chris Nicoll/AP)
Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio tries to tip the ball away from Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) while Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors tries to keep Russell from getting to the basket during the second quarter of NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (Chris Nicoll/AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Donovan Mitchell made the most of his opportunity in place of the injured Rudy Gobert.

Mitchell scored 26 points, including four in the final minute, to lead the Utah Jazz to a 114-106 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

"I didn't want to settle for the shots I can get any time I want," the rookie said. "I wanted to get to the basket and get in a groove. When you get to the basket, it opens up your outside shot and you can find guys."

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Oct 20, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) plays the ball against Orlando Magic point guard Shelvin Mack (7) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 20, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) plays the ball against Orlando Magic point guard Shelvin Mack (7) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Offensive struggles have reached a new low for Utah. No solution seems to be in sight amid a four-game losing streak compounded by uglier and uglier losses.

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D'Angelo Russell makes a pass with Damian Lillard guarding him in the Nets-Trail Blazers game on Friday night. (AP)
D'Angelo Russell makes a pass with Damian Lillard guarding him in the Nets-Trail Blazers game on Friday night. (AP)

When a game is tight in crunch time in Portland, it's typically Damian Lillard time. But on Friday night, it was D'Angelo Russell time.

Russell scored 11 of the Nets' final 15 points in a comeback road win over the Trail Blazers, 101-97, on Friday night. Russell finished with 21 points and nine assists while Allen Crabbe put up 12 points against his former squad.

The Nets trailed by three with just over five minutes to go when Russell tied the game with a clutch three. From there, he helped Brooklyn overcome some late shots from Lillard to eke out the road victory. 

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie drives past Mason Plumlee during the first half on Tuesday night in Denver. (AP)
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie drives past Mason Plumlee during the first half on Tuesday night in Denver. (AP)

The Nets' starters struggled to find their rhythm offensively during the team's 112-104 loss to the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night. The loss sent Brooklyn to 4-7 on the season.

Tyler Zeller led the Nets with 21 points off the bench, to go along with five rebounds, one steal and one block. Caris LeVert added 13 more points off the pine. D'Angelo Russell led all starters with 12 points. Timofey Mozgov notched 11 points and six rebounds against his former team.

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Oct 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) takes a jump shot against New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) takes a jump shot against New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets got two much-needed days off after playing six games in nine nights. The upside was they were 4-2 in that stretch to get back to .500 at 5-5.

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Nets PG D'Angelo Russell led the team's comeback in their 98-92 win Monday that broke a four-game losing streak. 

The Nets had gotten out to an early lead, but eventually blew it when the Suns went up 75-74 in the fourth. However, Russell went on a tear that helped solidified not only a much-needed win to break their losing skid, but the Nets' first road win of the season. 

"It wasn't the prettiest game ever played in the NBA. It was a lot of tugging and clawing, a lot of fouls, but we found a way," head coach Kenny Atkinson told The Post's Brian Lewis. "It was a good sign of growth for our team."

Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Jarrett Allen, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Timofey Mozgov
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D'Angelo Russell gets a shot up over Suns center Alex Len in Monday's Nets win in Phoenix. (AP)
D'Angelo Russell gets a shot up over Suns center Alex Len in Monday's Nets win in Phoenix. (AP)

After suffering four consecutive losses, the Nets rebounded in the second game of their West Coast trip.

Joe Harris put up a season-high 18 points off the bench as the Nets beat the Suns in Phoenix, 98-92. D'Angelo Russell pumped in a game-high 23 points and nine assists while DeMarre Carroll added a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson drives to the basket against Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender in the first quarter at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson drives to the basket against Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender in the first quarter at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson left Monday's game against the Phoenix Suns with a hip contusion after he collided with Alex Len.

After getting tangled up, Hollis-Jefferson needed assistance walking off the floor and limped to the locker room.

Hollis-Jefferson scored four points and recorded two rebounds before exiting the game.

The 22-year-old has averaged 15.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in nine games in his third season in the league entering Monday's game.

Tags: Phoenix Suns, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren shoots against Brooklyn Nets center Tyler Zeller during the second half at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren shoots against Brooklyn Nets center Tyler Zeller during the second half at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Seven days and 2,410 (give or take) miles later, the Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets will finish their whirlwind season series Monday.

The Suns won the first matchup in New York last Tuesday, recovering from an eight-point deficit with under seven minutes remaining for their first road victory of the season.

Now the Nets will try to get back on the winning track after losing four in a row. >> Read more

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D'Angelo Russell walks past the Los Angeles Lakers huddle during the first half. (AP)
D'Angelo Russell walks past the Los Angeles Lakers huddle during the first half. (AP)

Friday night marked the first time the Nets and Lakers faced each other since their big offseason trade involving D'Angelo Russell and Brook Lopez.

Russell scored 17 points in his return to Los Angeles, but the Nets fell to the Lakers, 124-112. Allen Crabbe led the Nets with 25 points off the bench, while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson contributed 21 points and four assists.

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Oct 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) takes a jump shot against New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) takes a jump shot against New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are benefiting from their offseason trade, and they will get their first chance to compare their acquired assets on Friday night at Staples Center.

 

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Oct 31, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) drives to the basket against Phoenix Suns guard Mike James (55) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Oct 31, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) drives to the basket against Phoenix Suns guard Mike James (55) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK (AP) Devin Booker scored 32 points, Mike James added 24 and the Phoenix Suns rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-114 on Tuesday night.

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Oct 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) takes a jump shot against New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) takes a jump shot against New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets were curious how they would follow up their exciting win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

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GEICO SportsNite: Nets lose 00:01:06
Michelle Yu reports from Barclays Center, where the Brooklyn Nets lost their first home game of the season, 124-111, to the Denver Nuggets.

Jamal Murray scored 26 points, Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Brooklyn Nets 124-111 on Sunday.

Wilson Chandler added 18 points for the Nuggets, who have won two straight games.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 18 points and Joe Harris tied his season-high with 16 points for the Nets, who have lost two straight. >> Read more

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Oct 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) takes a jump shot against New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) takes a jump shot against New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets will be looking to rebound -- literally and figuratively -- after a nightmarish showing Friday at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks.

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GEICO SportsNite: Nets prepare 00:01:01
Kenny Atkinson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson discuss how the Nets can improve defensively following a loss to the crosstown Knicks.

 

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