On Wednesday night, the Nets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats by a final score of 99-78.

The Skinny: After making two of their first three, the Nets missed six straight shots early in the first quarter, allowing the Bobcats to orchestrate a 16-2 run to open a 12-point lead. Following a P.J. Carlesimo timeout, the Nets went on a 12-4 run to get back within one. Five three-pointers from Brooklyn in the quarter kept the game close, as the Nets trailed by three after one.

The Nets took the lead to start the second, but hot shooting from Ben Gordon off the bench put the Bobcats right back on top. Gordon scored Charlotte’s first 12 points of the second quarter, and a 13-2 run put the Bobcats up 10. Charlotte maintained that 10-point lead into the break.

Brooklyn raced out to a 14-3 run to open the third quarter to regain the lead. Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez found their stroke from the outside, combining for 18 points in the third frame. The Nets outscored the Bobcats 28-9 in the quarter and led by nine after three. The nine points from Charlotte was the lowest of any opponent of the Nets in any quarter this season.

Deron Williams knocked down big buckets to start the fourth quarter, but the Bobcats got back on track offensively for a brief period. Johnson kept up his torrid second-half pace and drilled a few daggers down the stretch to increase the lead to 21. The Nets then cruised to an easy victory.

High Scorers: Johnson led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-14 from the field, including five three-pointers. For the Bobcats, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Gordon led the way 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting.

Key Stats: The Nets were unconscious from three-point range, shooting 13-of-27 (48 percent) compared to the Bobcats shooting 4-of-18 (22 percent) from beyond the arc.

Who Was Hot: Williams shot 7-of-12 from the field for 20 points and dished out eight assists. Reggie Evans was active on the boards with 16 rebounds and shot 3-of-4 for six points. After a slow start, Lopez shot 6-of-7 for 16 points. Gordon poured in 16 points off the bench.

Who Was Not: Gerald Wallace was 1-of-7 from the field but did grab eight rebounds and block five shots. Gerald Henderson had a hot hand to start the game but finished 4-of-13 from the field for 11 points. Kemba Walker wasn’t much better at 4-of-12 shooting.

Fun Fact: Wallace played seven seasons with the Bobcats from 2004-2011 and is the franchise’s all-time leader in scoring with 7,437 points (16.3 points per game).

The first half of this game was extremely frustrating. How can a playoff team trail the worst team in the league by 10 at halftime?

That’s the Nets for you. This game marks the third straight of 20 or more turnovers. This pace must change if Brooklyn expects to make any noise in the playoffs against good teams.

The Nets finished with 25 turnovers, but Charlotte only managed 16 points off those turnovers. The Nets did hold the Bobcats to just 25 second-half points.

The Nets really turned it around though in the second half offensively. The "Big Three" of Johnson, Williams and Lopez finally found their strokes and dominated the Bobcats, which should have been the case from the very beginning.

The Bobcats have now lost 27 consecutive games in which Walker has scored 16 or fewer points. He had 10 in this one.

The Nets have now defeated the Bobcats in six straight games and have averaged a 12.0-point margin of defeat. Charlotte’s losing streak extends to eight games, and the team has lost 21-of-23 games on its home floor.

Brooklyn (35-26) returns home Friday night for a matchup against the Washington Wizards. The 7:30 p.m. game will be televised on the YES Network.

Jim Mancari is a Contributor to SNYNets.com. Follow him on Twitter @JMMancari.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez passes the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric and guard T.J. McConnell during the first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez passes the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric and guard T.J. McConnell during the first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Covington had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-101 on Tuesday night.

Rookie guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot had 17 points and nine boards for the 76ers, who dressed only nine players.

Philadelphia was without center Jahlil Okafor, who missed his third straight game due to right knee soreness, and veteran guard Gerald Henderson, who did not play because of soreness in his left hip.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter at Philips Arena. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter at Philips Arena. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets host the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The 76ers fell to the Pacers on the road on Sunday, 107-94. Philadelphia is 6-25 (.194) on the season when they fail to score at least 100 points in a game.
  • The Nets defeated the Hawks in Atlanta, 107-92, on Sunday for their third win in their past four games. Brooklyn has seven wins just in the month of March after having nine wins combined from October through February.

 

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Mar 26, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter at Philips Arena. The Nets defeated the Hawks 107-92. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)
Mar 26, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter at Philips Arena. The Nets defeated the Hawks 107-92. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

ATLANTA (AP) Brook Lopez scored 23 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 107-92 on Sunday, handing the short-handed Hawks their seventh straight loss.

Lopez became the Nets' career leader in field goals, passing Buck Williams, made when he sank a 10-foot jumper with less than five minutes remaining.

Jeremy Lin had 19 points for the Nets (16-57), who have won three of four and are 7-8 in March to improve their league-worst record. >> Read more...

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Mar 24, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) dribbles past Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) during the second half at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Mar 24, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) dribbles past Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) during the second half at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall scored 22 points despite dealing with migraine headache symptoms earlier in the day, Bradley Beal added 19 points and the Washington Wizards cruised past the Brooklyn Nets 129-108 on Friday night.

Brandon Jennings had 18 points, one of three bench players to score in double-figures as the third-place Wizards moved a game ahead of idle Toronto in the Eastern Conference.

Wall and Jennings each had nine assists as Washington won its second straight before embarking on a five-game road trip.

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Mar 23, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) attempts to block a shot by Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr.during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Mar 23, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) attempts to block a shot by Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr.during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez scored 19 points, K.J. McDaniels had a season-high 16 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 126-98 on Thursday night to give them consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Trevor Booker added 14 points for the league-worst Nets, who beat Detroit on Tuesday.

Brooklyn took a commanding 84-65 lead into the fourth quarter as Lopez scored 12 points in the third quarter. Brooklyn held Phoenix to 15 points, the fewest points the Nets have allowed in the third quarter this season. >> Read more...

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Mar 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) handles the ball against Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) during first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Mar 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) handles the ball against Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) during first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Nets guard Jeremy Lin will be available for tonight's game against the Suns, head coach Kenny Atkinson said. 

Lin played just seven minutes before leaving Sunday's loss to the Mavericks with a sprained right ankle. The injury forced him to sit out Tuesday's win over the Pistons, the 44th game he has missed this season. 

The 28-year-old has played in only 25 games, averaging 13.7 points and 4.9 assists.

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Mar 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson complains about a foul called against Nets during second half at Barclays Center. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 111-104.
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Mar 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson complains about a foul called against Nets during second half at Barclays Center. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 111-104. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Nets look to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly a year as they host the Suns at Barclays Center on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Nets are 7-2 (.778) against the Suns since moving to Brooklyn in 2012-13, their best record against an opponent during that time span.
  • The Suns dropped their fifth consecutive game after Tuesday's 112-97 road loss to the Heat. Phoenix has lost eight of its last nine road contests.
  • The Nets defeated the Pistons at the buzzer on Tuesday via a Brook Lopez jump shot for the team's fifth win in the month of March (5-7). Brooklyn had won just four games in the three previous months combined (4-37).
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Mar 21, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner (USA Today))
Mar 21, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner (USA Today))

Brook Lopez made a jumper as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 98-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

The Pistons, fighting for a playoff spot, wiped out a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to tie it at 96 on Tobias Harris' follow shot with 2.4 seconds left.

Lopez then took the inbounds pass moving left, dribbled toward the baseline and shot the jumper as it appeared he might lose control of the ball, making the shot to cap a 29-point night. >> Read more...


Next game: The Nets return to action Thursday against the Suns in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard during the second half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. (Steve Dykes/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard during the second half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. (Steve Dykes/USA TODAY Sports)

Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick and forward Joe Harris will miss Tuesday's game vs. the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center, while Jeremy Lin is doubtful, the team announced.

Kilpatrick suffered an injured left hamstring while Joe Harris has a left shoulder injury.

Lin is dealing with a sprained right ankle and was limited to just seven minutes in Sunday's 111-104 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

Kilpatrick averages 13.3 points and four rebounds per game, while Harris averages 8.2 and 2.8. Lin, who has played just 25 games this season, is averaging 13.7 points and 4.9 assists.

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Mar 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Nerlens Noel (3) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard K.J. McDaniels (14) during second half at Barclays Center. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 111-104. fMandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Mar 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Nerlens Noel (3) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard K.J. McDaniels (14) during second half at Barclays Center. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 111-104. fMandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and nine rebounds, J.J. Barea scored 20 and the Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-104 Sunday.

The Mavericks led 94-92 with more than five minutes left before Barea scored nine straight Dallas points. Harrison Barnes added 19 points for the Mavericks.

After Barea's surge, Barnes' two layups made it 107-101 with 26.5 seconds remaining.

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Mar 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) talks to an official during the second half against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center. Boston won 98-95. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Mar 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) talks to an official during the second half against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center. Boston won 98-95. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Nets remain the worst team in the league and have split four games since their last meeting with Dallas. Brooklyn is 4-8 since the All-Star break, when Jeremy Lin returned from a second strained left hamstring.

Three of Brooklyn's last four losses were by single digits and the Nets are 8-26 in games decided by fewer than 10 points.

The latest was a 98-95 loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday. In their 18th loss in the last 19 home games, the Nets missed potential 3-pointers by Brook Lopez and Quincy Acy in the final six seconds.

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Boston's Al Horford blocks a shot by Brooklyn's Isaiah Whitehead during the first half. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)
Boston's Al Horford blocks a shot by Brooklyn's Isaiah Whitehead during the first half. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Jae Crowder scored 23 points as the Celtics, playing without Isaiah Thomas, held off the Nets for a 98-95 victory at Barclays Center Friday.

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Brook Lopez scored a game-high 24 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Nets defeated the Knicks for the second time in five days, 121-110, Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Brooklyn defeated New York 120-112 on Sunday at the Barclays Center.

The Nets trailed by seven at halftime and were down 67-58 with 9:53 left in the third. Brooklyn finished the third quarter on a 34-20 run to take a 92-87 lead into the final period.

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Mar 12, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) and center Willy Hernangomez (14) block a shot against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Mar 12, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) and center Willy Hernangomez (14) block a shot against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

The Knicks host the Nets at Madison Square Garden tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Knicks have made at least 10 three-pointers in each of their last six games against the Nets in Madison Square Garden and have won the last three contests (won, 110-96, on November 9 earlier this season).
  • The Nets have allowed at least 100 points in 42 consecutive road games dating back to last season, the longest streak since the Denver Nuggets did so in 49 straight games (1989-90 to 1991-92).
  • The Knicks tied their lowest scoring output of the season, but still defeated the Pacers on Tuesday, 87-81. New York has only lost twice this season when its opponent scores 100 points or less (11-2).
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Brook Lopez notes how familiar the Nets are with the crosstown rival Knicks, and Jeremy Lin says the Nets must treat it like any other game.

Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick (6) dribbles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the United Center. (Mike Dinovo)
Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick (6) dribbles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the United Center. (Mike Dinovo)

Joe Harris (concussion/shoulder) and Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) have both been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Knicks, the team announced. 

Harris will now be sidelined for his seventh consecutive game. Kilpatrick suffered the hamstring injury during Tuesday's game against the Thunder. 

Harris is averaging 8.2 points per game this season while Kilpatrick has averaged 13.3 points and four rebounds per contest. 

 


Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin (20) handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Jennifer Stewart)
Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin (20) handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Jennifer Stewart)

The Nets will sign guard Archie Goodwin to a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Goodwin has spent a majority of this season with the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA D-League. In 34 games with the Swarm, the 22-year old guard is averaging 17.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 32.7 minutes per game.

Goodwin, who played three seasons with the Suns, has appeared in 153 games over his career, averaging 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 14.5 minutes per game.

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Mar 14, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives around Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin (7) during the first quarter at Barclays Center.  (Brad Penner (USA Today))
Mar 14, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives around Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin (7) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner (USA Today))

Russell Westbrook had 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds in his 33rd triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-104 on Tuesday night.

He was loudly cheered throughout the night by what appeared a full and lively crowd despite a winter storm that pounded New York on Tuesday, and the fans roared when he grabbed his 10th rebound with just under five minutes to play for the 70th triple-double of his career.

Brook Lopez scored 25 points and Jeremy Lin had 24 for the Nets, who failed in their attempt to win consecutive games for the first time this season. >> Read more...

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Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson reacts after making a basket in during the first half against New York Knicks at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson reacts after making a basket in during the first half against New York Knicks at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

Jeremy Lin ended an 0-for-9 start with a 3-pointer that halted a Knicks comeback, and the Brooklyn Nets beat New York 120-112 on Sunday night for their first home victory of 2017.

The Nets ended a 16-game losing streak at Barclays Center. They hadn't won here since Dec. 26, when Lin strained his hamstring in a victory over Charlotte.

He missed the next 26 games and struggled through his return here Sunday until taking over after the Knicks had trimmed a 22-point deficit to five. His 3-pointer made it 109-101 with 4:58 remaining and he converted a three-point play with 3:25 to restore Brooklyn's double-digit lead.

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The Mavericks' Wesley Matthews (23) and Harrison Barnes (40) box out Brooklyn's Quincy Acy Friday. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
The Mavericks' Wesley Matthews (23) and Harrison Barnes (40) box out Brooklyn's Quincy Acy Friday. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Harrison Barnes led four Mavericks in double figures with 21 points as the Mavericks defeated the Nets 105-96 in Dallas Friday.

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Mar 1, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports (Sergio Estrada)
Mar 1, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports (Sergio Estrada)

Nets G Joe Harris and C Brook Lopez will not play in Friday's game against the Mavericks, the team said Thursday.

Harris (concussion/sprained left ankle) has not played since last Friday, missing Brooklyn's previous two games.

Lopez (sprained right ankle) scored 18 points in 29 minutes in the Nets' 110-105 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.

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Mar 8, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) attempts a shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) in the first quarter of their game at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 8, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) attempts a shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) in the first quarter of their game at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Dennis Schroder scored 31 points, Paul Millsap added 24 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 110-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Tim Hardaway Jr. finished with 16 points for Atlanta, which had lost six of eight to fall three games behind fourth-place Toronto in the Eastern Conference.

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Mar 6, 2017; Memphis, TN, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) and guard Sean Kilpatrick (6) celebrate during the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. Brooklyn defeated Memphis 122-109. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 6, 2017; Memphis, TN, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) and guard Sean Kilpatrick (6) celebrate during the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. Brooklyn defeated Memphis 122-109. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets head to Atlanta to take on the Hawks at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS: 

  • The Hawks won 117-97 in Brooklyn on January 10, the eighth win in their last nine meetings with the Nets. Atlanta is 4-0 at home versus the Nets over that span.
  • Atlanta has lost three straight games, all at home -- the Hawks' longest home losing streak this season. They have allowed 60 three-pointers over those three games, the most allowed in a three-game span by any team in NBA history.
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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Toney Douglas during the first half at FedExForum. (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Toney Douglas during the first half at FedExForum. (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

Jeremy Lin scored 18 points, including nine straight in a fourth-quarter Brooklyn rally, Sean Kilpatrick added 23 and the Nets won for only the second time in 20 games with a 122-109 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

Isaiah Whitehead scored 15 points, while Randy Foye and Caris LeVert added 14 apiece as Brooklyn shot 53 percent in snapping a two-game losing streak.

Mike Conley led Memphis with 32 points and Marc Gasol added 18 as Memphis lost its third straight and fifth in the last seven.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez warms up before the game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez warms up before the game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)

While the Brooklyn Nets are just trying to survive an eight-game, 16-day, 8,100-mile cross-country trip, the Memphis Grizzlies are fighting for a coveted spot in the postseason in the Western Conference.

With a little more than a month to go in the regular season, the Grizzlies are in a dogfight with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder for the fourth seed. After losing to Houston on Friday, it would seem a perfect time for Memphis to get back on the winning track with the Nets coming to FedExForum on Monday.

The NBA's version of the Road Warriors, Brooklyn has the worst record in the league at 10-51 and has won only once on its current road trip. The Nets have lost 18 of 19 games, but the Grizzlies are taking nothing for granted -- and rightly so.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris will miss Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a concussion/sprained left shoulder, the team announced on Sunday.

Harris also missed Saturday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers and played just 10 minutes in Friday's 112-97 loss to the Utah Jazz.

The 25-year-old Harris has averaged 8.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 52 games with Brooklyn this season.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, left, posts up against Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, left, posts up against Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP)

CJ McCollum scored 31 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers past the Brooklyn Nets 130-116 on Saturday night.

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Feb 24, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Jameer Nelson (1) defends against Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) in the third quarter at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 129-109. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 24, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Jameer Nelson (1) defends against Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) in the third quarter at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 129-109. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Harris has a concussion and sprained left shoulder after a fall during Friday night's game against the Jazz, the team announced. 

Due to the league's concussion policy, Harris will not be able to return until he is symptom free. 

Harris has averaged 8.2 points per game this season. 


Brooklyn's Jeremy Lin guards Utah's George Hill in the second quarter. (Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn's Jeremy Lin guards Utah's George Hill in the second quarter. (Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports)

George Hill scored 34 points to lead Utah to a 112-97 victory over Brooklyn Friday night in Salt Lake City.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets face the Utah Jazz on the road Friday at 9 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Jazz defeated the Nets 101-89 at Brooklyn on January 2. They have now won four of the last five contests in this series.
  • Brooklyn defeated Sacramento 109-100 on Wednesday, snapping its 16-game losing streak. The Nets will now be looking to win back-to-back contests for the first time all season; their last 2+ game win streak came when they won consecutive contests, March 24-26, 2016.
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets (10-49) come into Salt Lake City with a rare burst of momentum after beating Sacramento 109-100 on Wednesday. Brooklyn won for the first time since Jan. 20 and earned just its third road victory of the season.

For the Nets, it was just their second win overall in their last 29 games dating back to December 26.

"It's great to break through and see this result," center Brook Lopez said. "But we don't want it to be a one-time thing."

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Mar 1, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center.  (Sergio Estrada (USA Today))
Mar 1, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada (USA Today))

Brook Lopez had 24 points and eight rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets never trailed in snapping a 16-game losing streak by defeating the Sacramento Kings 109-100 on Wednesday night.

The Nets' previous win was Jan. 20 at New Orleans. They had dropped 27 of 28 games since beating Charlotte on Dec. 26. The franchise record for consecutive losses is 18 by the 2009-10 team that went 12-70, another low mark in club history.

Jeremy Lin scored 17 points, Isaiah Whitehead had 14 and Caris LeVert finished with 13 for the NBA-worst Nets (10-49). Brooklyn made 11 3-pointers and shot 46 percent. >> Read more...

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Brooklyn Nets forward Brook Lopez (Sam Sharpe/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Brook Lopez (Sam Sharpe/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets take on the Kings at 10:30 p.m. in Sacramento. 

According to STATS:

  • Brooklyn has won seven of its last 10 games against Sacramento dating back to 2011-12. The Nets' .700 winning percentage against the Kings since that time is the team's second-best against any opponent (.800 vs. Suns).
  • The Kings held their opponents to 7.4 fewer points per game in February (102.5 per game) compared to January (109.9 per game). Only the Spurs (8.2 fewer) and Pistons (7.9 fewer) had greater improvement from January to February.
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Brooklyn Nets forward Luis Scola (4) watches the play during the fourth quarter in a game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Nick Turchiaro)
Brooklyn Nets forward Luis Scola (4) watches the play during the fourth quarter in a game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Nick Turchiaro)

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward Luis Scolathe team announced Monday morning.

"We appreciate everything Luis has done for our team this year," general manager Sean Marks said in a statement released by the team. "His approach and dedication to the game will continue to serve as lasting models for our young players. While we would have loved for Luis to be with us for the remainder of the season, we felt he deserved the opportunity to contribute to a playoff contender."

Scola has appeared in 36 games this season, averaging 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in only 12.8 minutes per game. 

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 (Marcio Jose Sanchez)
(Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors missed Kevin Durant's big presence on both ends of the court. They missed their snappy ball movement that leads to easy baskets and open 3-pointers.

The NBA's best team won anyway thanks to the Splash Brothers and their supporting cast - and locked up another playoff berth in the process.

Stephen Curry scored 27 points while Durant missed his first game of the season with a hand injury, and the Warriors beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-95 on Saturday night to clinch a playoff spot for the fifth straight season.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin, right, works the ball inside to the net as Denver Nuggets guard Jameer Nelson defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin, right, works the ball inside to the net as Denver Nuggets guard Jameer Nelson defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

Wilson Chandler scored 24 points, Mason Plumlee grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets handily defeated the Brooklyn Nets at the Pepsi Center on Friday night, 129-109.

Jeremy Lin, who has been hampered by hamstring injuries throughout the season, had 5 assists, 2 rebounds, and 7 points in his first game since Dec. 26. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 17 points and Trevor Booker scored 15 points to go along with 9 rebounds.

The Nets (9-47) dropped their 15th consecutive game and have not won since a 143-114 victory over the Pelicans on Jan. 20. >>Read More

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez and Nets general manager Sean Marks discuss the team deciding not to trade the tenured Net.

The Nets have acquired SG K.J. McDaniels from the Rockets for cash considerations, the team confirmed Thursday night.

McDaniels, 24, averaged 2.8 points and 1.0 rebound in 29 games this season for the Rockets...

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Washington Wizards guard Marcus Thornton (15) drives to the basket against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter at Amway Center. (Kim Klement)
Washington Wizards guard Marcus Thornton (15) drives to the basket against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter at Amway Center. (Kim Klement)

The Nets have waive newly-acquired shooting guard Marcus Thornton, the team announced Thursday.

Thornton, who played for the Nets in 2013-2014, was one of two players Brooklyn received in Wednesday's trade with Washington, along with a lottery-protected first round pick.

The 29-year old veteran is working on an expiring contract, a $980,000 vets minimum deal. In 33 games this season, Thornton is averaging 6.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 17.4 minutes per game. 

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Jan 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Bojan Bogdanovic (44) warms up before a game against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Bojan Bogdanovic (44) warms up before a game against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Nets have traded Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to the Washington Wizards, the team announced. In return, Brooklyn received Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and a 2017 first-round pick. 

Bogdanovic was averaging a career-high 14.2 points in 55 games with the Nets. McCullough, the 29th overall pick in the 2015 draft, appeared in 14 games with Brooklyn. He was sent down to the Nets' Long Island D-League affiliate Wednesday morning.

Nicholson and Thornton were averaging 2.5 and 6.6 points, respectively, for Washington. The first-round pick the Nets will receive is lottery protected.

 

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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points in his final game before making his All-Star debut, Greg Monroe added 25 and the Milwaukee Bucks sent the Brooklyn Nets to the break on a 14-game skid with a 129-125 victory Wednesday night.

Khris Middleton finished with 20 points in his strongest game since returning from a ruptured left hamstring that forced him to miss the first 50 games. He made four free throws in the final 19 seconds as the Bucks won their third straight.

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Feb 13, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts in the third quarter against Memphis Grizzlies at Barclays Center. Grizzles win 112-103. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 13, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts in the third quarter against Memphis Grizzlies at Barclays Center. Grizzles win 112-103. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets take on the Bucks at Barclays Center on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. 

According to STATS:

  • The Bucks have won seven consecutive games over the Nets dating back to April 12, 2015, their longest active winning streak versus any opponent.
  • The Nets bench is averaging 44.3 points per game this season. Only the Lakers bench, which is scoring 50.9 points per game, is averaging more.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of just two players this season leading his team in points (1,228), rebounds (458), assists (292), and blocks (105). DeMarcus Cousins is the other (1,515 points, 581 rebounds, 261 assists, and 72 blocks).
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 (AP)
(AP)

The Nets were valued at $1.8 billion by Forbes in their latest NBA valuation, the seventh-most valuable team in the league. Brooklyn was valued at $1.7 billion by Forbes in last year's valuations.

The Knicks ($3.3 billion), Lakers ($3 billion) and Warriors ($2.6 billion) were the three most valuable NBA franchises.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) dribbles the ball up the court against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. (Kim Klement)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) dribbles the ball up the court against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. (Kim Klement)

Nets PG Jeremy Lin went through a full practice on Tuesday, and is expected to play in Brooklyn's first game after the All-Star break, on Feb. 24 in Denver, Kenny Atkinson told reporters after practice on Tuesday.

Lin, who has been dealing with multiple hamstring strains this season, has played in only 12 games, last appearing on Dec. 26 against the Hornets. Monday marked three weeks since Lin re-aggrevated the hamstring injury and Brooklyn announced he would be out three-to-five weeks. 

The point guard discussed how tough it's been to watch his teammates struggle while he's been stuck on the bench.

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley puts up a shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley puts up a shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

Mike Conley scored 32 points, Marc Gasol had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the hapless Brooklyn Nets 112-103 on Monday night.

Brandan Wright added 17 points and Vince Carter had 14 as the Grizzlies won for the fourth time in their last five games.

Brook Lopez and Spencer Dinwiddie each had 17 points as the Nets lost their 13th straight overall and 15th straight at home to set a new franchise record for futility.

Tags: Brook Lopez, Memphis Grizzlies, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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Brooklyn Nets forward Brook Lopez (Sam Sharpe/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Brook Lopez (Sam Sharpe/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets host the Memphis Grizzlies at Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • Memphis has won its last four games against the Nets, by an average of 12.3 points. The teams are meeting tonight for the first time in 2016-17.
  • The Grizzlies gave up a season-high 122 points in Friday's 122-107 home setback versus the Warriors. Memphis is 1-12 this season when allowing 110 or more points.
  • Brooklyn dropped its 12th straight game -- and 23rd of its last 24 -- with Friday's 108-99 loss versus the Heat. It is the franchise's longest losing streak since the Nets lost their first 18 games of the 2009-10 campaign.
  • Trevor Booker is averaging career highs of 10.0 points and 8.7 rebounds, while his 15 double-doubles are 10 more than he had in any of his previous six NBA seasons.
  • Brook Lopez and Marc Gasol are two of five NBA players with at least 75 blocked shots and 75 three-pointers this season. The others are Kevin DurantKristaps Porzingis, and Serge Ibaka.
  • Mike Conley is averaging 20.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting in road games this season, compared to 17.9 points on 40.9 percent shooting at home.
Tags: Brook Lopez, Kristaps Porzingis, Memphis Grizzlies
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Feb 10, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) takes a shot while being defended by Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 10, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) takes a shot while being defended by Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

James Johnson scored a season-high 26 points and the Miami Heat won their 13th straight game, beating the beleaguered Brooklyn Nets 108-99 on Friday night.

Goran Dragic had 21 points and Tyler Johnson added 18 for the Heat, who trailed by 11 in the third quarter.

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Jan 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson coaches against the Toronto Raptors during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson coaches against the Toronto Raptors during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets look to end their long losing streak when they take on the Heat at Barclays Center on Friday night. 

According to STATS:

  • The Heat have won nine of their last 10 games against the Nets, including both meetings in 2016-17. Miami has scored 100+ points in each of the last seven games in this series.
  • Miami has won its last 12 games, while Brooklyn has dropped its last 11 contests. The last time any team on a 10+ game win streak faced any team on a 10+ game losing streak was on March 24, 2014 when the Spurs (on a 13-game win streak) played the 76ers (on a 24-game skid). San Antonio won that game, 113-91.
  • The Heat are shooting 49.4 percent from the field during their current win streak. That is the third-highest field-goal percentage in the NBA since January 17 (the first day of this streak).
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 (Tom Szczerbowski)
(Tom Szczerbowski)

Nets PG Jeremy Lin (strained left hamstring) and F Quincy Acy (sprained left ankle) will be out for Friday night's game against the Heat, the team announced Thursday.

Lin has not played since suffering the injury on Dec. 26.

It was announced Jan. 23 that he would miss an additional three-to-five weeks after re-aggravating the injury.

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Feb 8, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Washington Wizards guard Trey Burke (33) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) during first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
Feb 8, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Washington Wizards guard Trey Burke (33) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) during first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

Bradley Beale scored 31 points, John Wall added 23 points and 12 assists, and Otto Porter Jr. had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Washington Wizards sent the Brooklyn Nets to their 11th straight loss with a 114-110 overtime victory Wednesday night.

Jason Smith scored 15 points and Marcin Gortat added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Wizards, who won for the eighth time in their last nine games.

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