D'Angelo Russell scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Nets to their fifth straight win with a 144-127 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Box score
Things to know about Sunday's game
1. Russell made 13 of 19 shots and 5 of 9 3-pointers as Brooklyn topped 125 points for the third straight game. He also added seven assists and six rebounds.
2. Eight Nets finished in double figures, including Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with 18 points and Joe Harris and Jared Dudley, who both finished with 16.
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John Sterling uttered those three words as he turned back the clock on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn. The legendary Yankees radio announcer returned to his stomping grounds to call the Nets-Hawks game at Barclays Center for YES Network.
Sterling, 80, began his broadcasting career calling play-by-play for the then-Baltimore Bullets for the 1970-71 NBA season. He came to New York to cover a number of sports, including professional hockey and football. Sterling served as the Nets and Islanders announcer from 1975-80 before spending nine years in Atlanta to cover the Hawks and Braves. He returned to New York to broadcast Yankees games in 1989 for WABC radio and has been with the Bronx Bombers ever since.
NEW YORK -- For weeks, a segment of fans chanted "Extension, Extension" in reference to the Brooklyn Nets signing Spencer Dinwiddie to an extension as soon as he became eligible Dec. 8.
On Friday, Dinwiddie signed a three-year extension before leading the Nets to another win.
Now, Dinwiddie and the Nets seek their season-high fifth straight victory Sunday afternoon when they host the Atlanta Hawks.
NEW YORK (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets keep adding to a big week.
The Washington Wizards sounded like a team that may be breaking up.
Dinwiddie scored 27 points in his first game since signing a three-year contract extension, and the Nets beat the Wizards 125-118 on Friday night for their season-best fourth straight victory.
NEW YORK -- Since last Saturday, Spencer Dinwiddie was eligible for a contract extension and as the day approached, he made no secret of his desire to remain with the Brooklyn Nets.
Then he delivered a 25-point showing in a win over the New York Knicks Saturday and followed it up with a career-high 39-point display in a 127-124 win at Philadelphia Wednesday.
A day later, Brooklyn announced Dinwiddie agreed to a contract extension and the guard along with the rest of the Nets will attempt to get a season-high fourth straight win Friday night when they host the Washington Wizards.
Dinwiddie was eligible for a four-year extension worth $47.5 million and multiple media outlets said the 25-year-old agreed to a three-year, $34 million deal with the third year being a player option.
Spencer Dinwiddie got his pay day.
Dinwiddie and the Nets agreed to a three-year contract extension, worth $34 million, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Dinwiddie became eligible for a four-year extension, worth a maximum $47.5 million on Saturday. However, the Nets didn't immediately commit to the 25-year-old long-term.
It was Brooklyn's second victory over Philadelphia (19-10) in three meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are a confident bunch coming into their matchup against the 76ers in Philadelphia on Wednesday night after two straight wins, including a surprising 106-105 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors.
So they aren't about to back down from Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler and the rest of the Sixers' daunting starting lineup. But what about Philadelphia's vaunted reserves?
The Sixers' bench is coming up big recently, including in a 116-102 victory over the visiting Detroit Pistons on Monday night in the opener of a three-game homestand this week.
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Your move, Nets.
On Saturday, Spencer Dinwiddie became eligible to receive a four-year contract extension with Brooklyn worth a maximum of $47.5 million. But the 25-year-old guard is still waiting to get a call from team brass.
"No news. Nothing to report," Dinwiddie's agent, Raymond Brothers, told the New York Post.
"Dec. 8, it came, it's gone. I don't have an extension," Dinwiddie added (NY Post). "Just let Raymond and [Nets GM] Sean [Marks] talk about it. I already said what I needed to say."
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.
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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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.
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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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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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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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.
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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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.
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.
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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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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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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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...
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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