(Joe Camporeale)
(Joe Camporeale)

The Nets have announced they signed international G Yakuba Ouattara to a two-way contract. 

Ouattara spent the 2016-17 season playing for AS Monaco Basket of the French LNB Pro A league. He averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 23.4 minutes per game. He can knock down the three-ball as well, shooting 40.0 percent from the perimeter.

The 6-foot-3, 185 pound guard has been a member of the French national team being that his native Ghana doesn't have a team of their own.

At 25, Ouattara has played in the French league since 2012. 

 


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)

NEW YORK (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 20 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 112-104 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.

Allen Crabbe scored 17 points, Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Joe Harris added 11 as Brooklyn won its second straight game. The Nets improved to 10-18.

Enes Kanter led the Knicks (8-19) with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Allonzo Trier had 15 points off the bench, Emmanuel Mudiay chipped in with 13 points and Damyean Dotson and Mario Hezonja each added 12 for New York, which has lost three straight and five of six.

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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. 
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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)

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 version of Brooklyn the Raptors are encountering owns eight blown double-digit leads and five meltdowns in the fourth quarter at home since Nov. 17.

It is part of an eight-game home losing streak since blowing out Philadelphia on Nov. 4 and an eight-game overall losing streak since beating Miami on Nov. 20.

The latest was Wednesday's collapse in a 114-112 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder when the Nets could not stop Paul George from scoring 25 of his 47 in the fourth. The Nets blew a season-high 23-point lead and led by 19 in the final 8:53 remaining. >> Read More

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Dec 5, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) hits a game winning three point shot to defeat the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Dec 5, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) hits a game winning three point shot to defeat the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul George scored 25 of his 47 points in a sensational fourth quarter, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left that gave the Oklahoma City Thunder a 114-112 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

George rallied the Thunder from a 23-point deficit and finished a point shy of his career high, leading them to a fourth straight victory in a game they trailed big for much of the way.

Russell Westbrook had his 108th career triple-double to snap a tie with former Nets star and coach Jason Kidd for third in NBA history, finishing with 21 points, 17 assists and 15 rebounds.

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Nov 2, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Knicks forward Damyean Dotson (21) shoots during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports  (Kevin Jairaj)
Nov 2, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Knicks forward Damyean Dotson (21) shoots during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)

Damyean Dotson's trade value appears to be on the rise. 

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Pistons and Nets have shown the most interest in acquiring the 24-year-old swingman from the Knicks. 

Dotson has flashed his potential of late, averaging a team-high 18 points and shooting 71.4 percent from 3-point range over the Knicks' last three games. 

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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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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie shoots the ball past Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris during the second half at Capital One Arena. (Amber Searls/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie shoots the ball past Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris during the second half at Capital One Arena. (Amber Searls/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets were off to a respectable start and then they lost Caris LeVert for an extended period due to a scary fall under the basket.

Since their leading scorer went down with a dislocated foot, getting wins is a struggle for the Nets, especially at home.

Monday will be the three-week mark of LeVert's injury and the Nets will try to stop a pair of six-game losing streaks when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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(Amber Searls)

WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall scored 30 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and the Washington Wizards handed Brooklyn its sixth straight loss, beating the Nets 102-88 on Saturday night.

Markieff Morris rebounded from a 1-for-10 shooting night Friday in a loss at Philadelphia to score 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting. He had 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Allen Crabbe led Brooklyn with 14 points. The losing streak is the Nets' longest since an eight-game skid in February.

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Mar 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) reacts with center Jarrett Allen (31) against the Charlotte Hornets in the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Mar 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) reacts with center Jarrett Allen (31) against the Charlotte Hornets in the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

WASHINGTON -- Teams coming off vastly different losses will meet when the Washington Wizards host the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night at Capital One Arena.

While the Wizards (8-14) were routed in Philadelphia, the Nets (8-15) dropped their fifth straight but took the visiting Memphis Grizzlies to double overtime before falling 131-125 on Friday.

D'Angelo Russell (26 points) put the Nets ahead 125-124 with 2:49 left in overtime but the Grizzlies scored the final seven points.

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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 23, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Nov 23, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

NEW YORK -- The Memphis Grizzlies are experiencing their first speedbump in a quick start while the Brooklyn Nets are encountering massive struggles in fourth quarters of late.

Off to a respectable start after losing 60 games, the Grizzlies take a three-game losing streak into Friday's visit to the Brooklyn Nets, who are on a five-game home losing streak after a pair of nightmarish fourth quarters.

The Grizzlies bolted to a 12-5 start when Mike Conley scored 30 points and Marc Gasol hit two free throws with 0.7 seconds left in a 104-103 win at San Antonio on Nov. 21.

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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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Oct 12, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) shoots while being defended by New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet (2) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Oct 12, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) shoots while being defended by New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet (2) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK -- When their previous games ended, the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets were left searching for explanations about why focus and energy were lacking in disappointing home losses.

On Sunday, the Sixers and Nets will attempt to regain their focus when they get together for the second time this month in Brooklyn.

Philadelphia enters the second meeting with a 13-8 record and a 4-2 mark since Jimmy Butler made his debut on Nov. 14 in Orlando. The Sixers saw their season-opening 10-game home streak halted with a 121-112 loss to the league-worst Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

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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 guard Allen Crabbe shoots over Golden State Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe shoots over Golden State Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

When Caris LeVert went down with a dislocated foot 11 days ago, the Brooklyn Nets said it would take a team effort to replace what their leading scorer was providing.

One of those players the Nets are hoping to join the fray of production on offense is Allen Crabbe.

Crabbe is coming off his most productive game of the season and the Nets will be hoping from a similar showing Friday afternoon when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are among three teams without a road win.

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Nov 21, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) makes a three point shot over Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Nov 21, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) makes a three point shot over Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

Allen Crabbe  scored a team-high 27 points and Spencer Dinwiddie had 19 points off the bench, but it was not enough for the Nets as they fell to the Mavericks in Dallas, 119-113 . >> Box score

The Nets started the game with a strong first quarter but faltered in the second, getting outscored 27-18. They rallied back in the second half, tying the game at 88 in the third quarter, but failed to retake the lead. 

D'Angelo Russell, the hero from Tuesday night's victory, struggled mightily from the field, shooting 6 of 18 and 3 of 11 from beyond the arc and finishing with 17 points. 

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Nov 20, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) shoots over Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (2) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Nov 20, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) shoots over Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (2) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

D'Angelo Russell scored a team-high 20 points, Jarrett Allen grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Nets used a strong effort in the fourth quarter to beat the Heat on Tuesday night, 104-92. >> Box score

The Heat kept it close through three quarters, as the Nets clung to a three-point lead entering the final quarter. But Brooklyn pulled away by outscoring Miami by 15 points in the final quarter. 

Spencer Dinwiddie contributed 16 points, including four free-throws, two three-pointers, and seven assists. Russell had a solid all-around game, racking up nine rebounds, six assists, four steals, and a block.

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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)

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat haven't recovered since LeBron James bolted for free agency in the summer of 2014.

James once again showed the Heat what they've been missing, raining 51 points down on Miami in Sunday night's 113-97 Los Angeles Lakers victory.

That marked Miami's fourth straight home loss, an embarrassing streak that the Heat (6-10) will try to break on Tuesday, when the Brooklyn Nets (7-10) visit.

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Nov 17, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Mike Scott (30) shoots the ball over Brooklyn Nets forward Ed Davis (17) in the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports  (Nicole Sweet)
Nov 17, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Mike Scott (30) shoots the ball over Brooklyn Nets forward Ed Davis (17) in the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris combined to score 55 points to lead the Clippers to a 127-119 win over the Nets on Saturday night at Barclays Center. >> Box score

The Nets carried a seven-point advantage into the final quarter, but the Clippers took the lead with just over four minutes remaining in the game and never looked back.

Jarrett Allen led the Nets with 24 points, while D'Angelo Russell scored 23 points and had a game-high 10 assists.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe drives against Houston Rockets forward James Ennis during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe drives against Houston Rockets forward James Ennis during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK -- In the last week, Lou Williams hit the game-winning layup in overtime to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, scored the last 10 points in overtime to knock off Golden State and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to defeat San Antonio.

It was just another week of timely performances for the two-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year, whose 597 fourth-quarter points led the NBA last season and whose 21.9 points per game were the most by a reserve since 1989-90.

Now Williams and the Clippers begin a road-heavy stretch Saturday when they visit the Brooklyn Nets.  >> Read more

 

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Nov 16, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) shoots as Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) looks on during the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Nov 16, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) shoots as Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) looks on during the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Spencer Dinwiddie continues to be a dangerous weapon off the bench. 

The Nets guard scored a team-high 25 points and finished with eight assists and four rebounds to lead the Nets to a 115-104 victory on the road over the Wizards on Friday.  >> Box score

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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)

 

The Nets, also without starting center Jarrett Allen (illness), allowed 37 points in the first quarter and never got closer than seven the rest of the way. Spencer Dinwiddie led six Nets in double figures with 18 points, his 13th double-figure scoring effort in 14 games.

"It's a big void," Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told Newsday regarding the loss of LeVert. "It's both ends. He and D'Angelo (Russell) were sharing it so well and they had good chemistry. We're going to have to look at what fits best with each lineup.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe drives against Houston Rockets forward James Ennis during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe drives against Houston Rockets forward James Ennis during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

With Caris LeVert out an extended period of time due to a dislocated foot, the Nets hope shooting guard Allen Crabbe can step up.

"I take Allen Crabbe's body of work -- his whole body of work -- and think he'll get out of this little rut, and it'll [get to] where it belongs," Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson told the New York Post's Zach Braziller.

The 26-year-old Crabbe, who started 68 of 75 games he appeared in last year, made his first start of the season Wednesday, scoring six points in 26 minutes in a 120-107 loss to the Heat.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Heat jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 120-107 win over the Nets on Wednesday night at Barclays Center. >> Box score

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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)

NEW YORK -- It was a seemingly routine defensive play when Caris LeVert jumped to contest a layup attempt by Josh Okogie on Monday night in Minnesota during the final seconds before halftime.

Then it turned into a serious leg injury and one that appeared to be season-ending. On Tuesday, the Nets received the best possible news when team orthopedist Dr. Martin O'Malley diagnosed LeVert with a subtalar dislocation of the right foot.

LeVert will not play Wednesday when the Nets return from a four-game road trip and host the Miami Heat, but Brooklyn can feel relieved about the diagnosis. >> Read more

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The news the Nets received on Tuesday was about as good as they could have realistically hoped for. The right leg injury Caris LeVert suffered in Monday night's 120-113 loss to the Timberwolves looked in real time to be on the level of those of Paul George, Isaiah Canaan and Gordon Hayward. Fortunately, an MRI showed that LeVert not only avoided a fracture, but hasn't even lost the rest of this season.

This was obviously great news both for the Nets and for LeVert, who had been in the midst of a breakout season that saw him beginning to blossom into the franchise cornerstone many in the organization had seen him as capable of becoming. With free agency carrying no guarantee of landing a star, the rebuild the Nets have been undertaking for the past half-decade hinges in large part on internal development. Until Monday, LeVert was a shining example of that plan.

By necessity, the Nets have not followed a normal rebuilding blueprint. Thanks to 2013's disastrous Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade, they have been without their own first-round picks for the past four seasons, which prevented them from reloading with blue chip prospects even as they were perennially among the NBA's worst teams...

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It looks like 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony will need to find another new home in the NBA after surprising news that the Rockets are looking to waive him some time soon, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Anthony isn't expected to be with Houston for the third straight game on Tuesday, with the Rockets saying he is out due to an illness. But it looks like the Rockets are done with Anthony after just 10 games this season. 

So, if the 34-year-old hits the market, where could he land? Vegas has the Sixers as the favorite to land Anthony at +125, and the Lakers came in second at +350. But a return to New York was also among the highest possible teams -- and it wasn't the Knicks.

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Nov 6, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets have gotten some welcome news on Caris LeVert.

The team announced Tuesday that the forward won't require surgery and is expected to return to full strength this season after he suffered a gruesome foot injury during Monday's game in Minnesota.

The Nets said LeVert returned to New York following the loss and was evaluated Tuesday by team doctor Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery. LeVert was diagnosed with a subtalar disclocation of the right foot.

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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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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert loses the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose attempts to steal the ball in the first half at Target Center. (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert loses the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose attempts to steal the ball in the first half at Target Center. (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports)

Nets forward Caris LeVert was taken off the court on a stretcher after he suffered a gruesome leg injury in the second quarter of Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

LeVert landed awkwardly on his right ankle as he attempted to break up a play with just 3.7 seconds remaining in the half.

He had a towel wrapped over his head and towels draped over his leg as players huddled around him. Fans in the crowd gave him an ovation as he headed to the locker room.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson instructs in a huddle against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson instructs in a huddle against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

Sometime on Monday, the Jimmy Butler saga is expected to officially reach a conclusion for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

After it does, the Timberwolves can focus on getting ready for Monday night when they host the Brooklyn Nets.

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Kevin Durant and Quinn Cook combined to score 55 points to power the shorthanded Warriors to a 116-100 win over the Nets on Saturday night. >> Box score

Joe Harris led the Nets with 24 points in the loss. Harris was very effective from three-point range -- making four his six shots -- and he went 9-for-12 overall.

Spencer Dinwiddie and Shabazz Napier each chipped in 14 points. Jarrett Allen grabbed seven rebounds and had two steals to go along with six points.

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Oct 24, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) celebrates a three-pointer during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
		
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Oct 24, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) celebrates a three-pointer during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Steph Curry is expected to join All-Star teammate Draymond Green on the sidelines Saturday night when the Golden State Warriors take on the Brooklyn Nets.

Curry suffered what was diagnosed Friday as a relatively minor groin strain in Thursday's blowout loss to Milwaukee.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced Friday that Curry's status will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis, but that he wouldn't play against the Nets.

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Nov 9, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Nov 9, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Caris LeVert scored the go-ahead shot in the final moment of the fourth quarter to lead the Nets to a 112-110 win over the Nuggets on Friday night. >> Box score

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Oct 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Oct 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

The Denver Nuggets won nine of their first 10 games in large part because of their defense. It has been a focus for this season, and it seems to be working well, and it was on point in Memphis on Wednesday.

It was the offense that was lacking in an 89-87 loss to the Grizzlies.

The good news for the Nuggets (9-2) is they are heading home, where they are 6-0 and have no trouble scoring. They host the Brooklyn Nets, who have won two straight and three of their last four. Denver will try to turn rebound from a loss in which it shot 39 percent and scored 17 points in the fourth quarter.

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Nov 6, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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. 

Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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Oct 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Oct 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

PHOENIX -- The Suns' chances of winning increase exponentially when Devin Booker plays.

Booker made two contested jump shots in the final half-minute of a 102-100 victory over Memphis on Sunday, including the game-winner with 1.7 seconds remaining as the Suns broke a seven-game losing streak. Three of those losses came when Booker was out with a strained left hamstring.

The Suns (2-7) will attempt to win two in a row for the first time this season against Brooklyn (4-6) on Tuesday.  >> Read more

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Nov 2, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) shoots over Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 2, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) shoots over Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

 

The Nets couldn't control Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony in a 119-111 loss to the Rockets on Friday night at Barclays Center  >> Box score

Things to know about tonight's game...

1) Caris LeVert, once again, led the Nets' offense with 29 points on 10-for-17 shooting. He was also very efficient from beyond the arc, hitting four of his six three-pointers attempted. LeVert finished with four rebounds, an assist, and three steals as well.

Tags: Houston Rockets
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Oct 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Oct 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

The Nets are off to a 3-5 start and are trying to get consecutive wins for the first time this season.

Brooklyn halted a three-game losing streak by getting a 120-119 overtime win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored all of his 25 points after halftime and came up with three clutch plays. He hit the game-tying three-pointer in regulation, the game-winning three-pointer with 7.1 seconds left in overtime and denied Blake Griffin's attempt at winning the game. >> Read more

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Oct 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Oct 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

Spencer Dinwiddie first saved his team in the final seconds of the fourth quarter on Wednesday night -- but his heroics didn't end there.

The Nets' guard later came through on a three-pointer with 12 seconds left in overtime to cap off his team's narrow 120-119 win over the Pacers. He then helped his team maintain the lead when he played a key role in stopping Blake Griffin from making a shot during the ensuing possession.

Brooklyn trailed by nine points during the fourth quarter and found themselves in a three-point deficit when Dinwiddie's three-pointer tied the game.

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Oct 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell (1) in the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Oct 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell (1) in the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

Spencer Dinwiddie made the game-tying and the game-winning three-pointers to lead the Nets to a 120-119 win over the Pistons on Wednesday. >> Box score 

In their first overtime game of the season, the Nets initially squandered a six-point lead in the second quarter and fell behind. But Brooklyn hung around in the final minutes and Dinwiddie nailed a game-tying three-pointer with 21 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Nets were trailing 119-117 when Dinwiddie hit the go-ahead shot with just 12 seconds remaining in overtime.

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Oct 19, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) goes to the basket against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 19, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) goes to the basket against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK -- Three straight losses put the Brooklyn Nets in the position of rebounding figuratively and literally when they encounter Andre Drummond around the basket.

Looking to halt a three-game losing streak, the Nets hope to contain Drummond Wednesday night when they host the Detroit Pistons.

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A Quiet Place parody
A Quiet Place parody

Sometimes there's nothing scarier than New York sports.

In honor of Halloween, we've spun some famous horror flicks into movies about the Giants, Jets, Yankees and Nets.

Check out SNY's adaptations and movie posters below, along with the synopses. 

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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.

Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe shoots over Golden State Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe shoots over Golden State Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

If their respective performances against the Golden State Warriors are any indication, the New York Knicks are in for a world of hurt on Monday night as they host Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m.

After the Knicks were demolished, 128-100 against the Warriors in a game that featured a 47-16 fourth quarter for the Dubs the Nets took Golden State down to the wire in a 120-114 loss on Sunday.

The difference between the two games, and the two cross-town rivals? >> Read more

 

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Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined for 69 points as the Warriors held off the Brooklyn Nets, 120-114 on Sunday evening

The Nets' late rally fell short in a 120-114 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday at Barclays Center.

Brooklyn trailed 93-77 after three quarters but used a late run to get within 110-108, however Kevin Durant made an 18-foot jumper and Stephen Curry followed with a 3-pointer with 1:07 remaining to make it a three-possession game.

Curry scored 35 points while Durant added 34 for the two-time defending champion Warriors, who improved to 6-1.

 

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