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 (Brian Fluharty)
(Brian Fluharty)

Celtics PG and former Knick Shane Larkin believes his old president, Phil Jackson, deserves a second chance elsewhere in the NBA. 

It is odd for Larkin to give positive words about Jackson considering the history between the two. Jackson acquired Larkin from the Mavericks in the Tyson Chandler trade, but quickly got rid of him the next season when he traveled across the boroughs to play for the Nets. 

After he left, Jackson said Larkin suffered from "tiny hands," which offended the point guard. Larkin said he would post an Instagram picture of him palming a basketball saying, "I've never met a man so concerned with another man's hands."

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Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown defends against Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat during first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown defends against Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat during first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Ramon Sessions had 21 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards recovered after blowing all of their 20-0 lead to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 120-111 on Monday night.

Marcus Thornton scored 19 points as he and Sessions did just fine in replacing injured starting guards John Wall and Bradley Beal. J.J. Hickson had 15 points as Washington put seven players in double figures.

The Wizards made their first nine shots before Brooklyn made one and looked headed for a blowout victory. Instead, they needed another big run in the fourth quarter to finally put it away.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) drives by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) for a layup during second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray)
Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) drives by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) for a layup during second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK, February 1, 2016 - Interim head coach Tony Brown may not be doing much to improve his stock, but the same cannot be said of Shane Larkin. Larkin dished out an impressive 14 assists in just 28 minutes of action on Monday night, helping the Nets stay in a game against a superior Detroit Pistons team.

"Every single night you can't expect the starters to carry you so the bench gotta come out and sometimes pick up for where the starters left off," Larkin said after the Nets dropped the contest, 105-100.

Although Larkin's career night came in a loss, for the 23-year-old point guard, this season, he has taken advantage of the opportunity he has been afforded to prove that he can contribute to an NBA team. Entering this season, he played inconsistently over the course of his career with the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks.

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Brooklyn Nets point guard Shane Larkin (0) leads a break against New York Knicks small forward Lance Thomas (42) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. The Nets defeated the Knicks 110-104. (Brad Penner)
Brooklyn Nets point guard Shane Larkin (0) leads a break against New York Knicks small forward Lance Thomas (42) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. The Nets defeated the Knicks 110-104. (Brad Penner)

Shane Larkin picked a great time to step things up.

Playing against his former team, Larkin put up 17 points and dished out five assists off the bench in the Nets' 110-105 victory over the Knicks.

"Whenever you play a crosstown rival, from high school to college to the NBA, there's always going to be a little more energy in the building, a little more energy within yourself," Larkin said after the game.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins coaches against the Toronto Raptors during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins coaches against the Toronto Raptors during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

The Nets looked like they came to give the Atlantic-leading Raptors a game on Wednesday night, but it was only a brief illusion.

 

Brooklyn opened the second quarter on a 14-3 run and grabbed a four-point lead on their home floor against their division rivals. But the Nets let Toronto recapture the momentum just before the half was out, surrendering a 16-2 run to give the Raptors a lead they would never relinquish.

 

"There were just a lot of unforced turnovers, a lot of uncertainty out there," said Shane Larkin, who started and had nine points, five rebounds, and four assists.

 

The loss was the Nets' eighth straight at Barclays Center.

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The turnovers are just killing this team. During Toronto's second-quarter run, the Nets threw the ball away three times and turned the ball over on a shot clock violation, all within a span of four and a half minutes. That's abysmal. It's one thing to go cold from the field, which they were, en route to a 39.7 percent effort. But to be so careless with the ball just shows a lack of discipline, which this team can ill afford. The Nets are is the bottom third of the league (20th) with 15.1 turnovers a game, and I see that number more likely to rise than fall as the season goes on.

 

It's hard to believe that these two franchises played that thrilling seven-game series just two years ago. But Brooklyn is just a shell of its former self now, while Toronto has thrived. What for one shining moment was an intense April rivalry is just the latest in a series of letdowns for the Nets, as they continue their slog through their very long winter.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) passes between Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) and forward Amir Johnson (90) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)
Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) passes between Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) and forward Amir Johnson (90) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)

The early returns on the Nets without Jarrett Jack weren't pretty, specifically for his replacement.

Shane Larkin started at point guard and shot just 2-for-7 from the field, including 0-for-3 from deep, with two assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

After the game, Lionel Hollins was asked if his team missed Jack's presence.

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Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner drives against Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)
Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner drives against Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jae Crowder scored a career-high 25 points with a strong start and a clutch finish, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 103-94 on Monday night to split a home-and-home series.

Crowder had 14 points in the first quarter, then was largely quiet until hitting a 3-pointer and adding a three-point play after Brooklyn got close in the final minutes. He surpassed his previous best of 24 points by making a pair of free throws with 16 seconds remaining.

Isaiah Thomas added 19 points for the Celtics, who rebounded from consecutive losses at home, including the Nets' 100-97 victory on Saturday. Evan Turner, starting for the injured Avery Bradley, had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) drives against Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo (5) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)
Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) drives against Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo (5) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin has been diagnosed with a concussion. He is out indefinitely, according to the team.

Larkin suffered the concussion during practice on Tuesday.

"Tuesday night, he alerted team medical personnel that he was beginning to develop symptoms consistent with those of a concussion and was subsequently sent for an evaluation Wednesday morning. While CT scans for head and neck injuries were negative, Shane was diagnosed with a concussion," the team said in a release.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) tosses a shot during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center. Brooklyn Nets won 94-91. (Anthony Gruppuso)
Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) tosses a shot during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center. Brooklyn Nets won 94-91. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Shane Larkin is beginning to look like he belongs.

In Tuesday night's win over Phoenix, Larkin played 30 minutes. He shot 5-for-9 (55.6 percent) from the field, dished out eight assists, grabbed five rebounds, and registered two steals. He was a +13 for the game, and played some key minutes down the stretch.

"I left Shane in there," coach Lionel Hollins said of his decision to stick with Larkin late in the fourth quarter. "It was about match ups, trying to find one guy that could play [Eric] Bledsoe and the other guy that could play Brandon Knight." 

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The Brooklyn Nets celebrate their 94-91 win against the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)
The Brooklyn Nets celebrate their 94-91 win against the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

NEW YORK -- The sun wasn't shining in Brooklyn. At least, it wasn't on Tuesday night. 

Led by 23 points from Brook Lopez, a solid 11-point, eight-assist effort from Jarrett Jack and timely plays from Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington, the Nets pulled off a dramatic win 94-91 win over the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center. 

The win, which was the team's fourth in a row at home, gives the Nets their first back-to-back wins of the season. For Lionel Hollins, the hope is that the solid effort is an indication of a team that is finally turning things around.

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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Brooklyn Nets had a rough road to start, though they knew their schedule would have them largely home for the holidays.

So far, they are taking advantage of it.

Brook Lopez scored 23 points and the Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 94-91 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight home victory.

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Derek Fisher might be running out of ways to stay positive as the Knicks fell to 12-47 on the season after being steamrolled by the Kings Tuesday night (Post, March 3).

?It was definitely not the level of character and integrity this group has been showing in recent weeks,?? Fisher said. ?That was the most disappointing part. It?s not necessarily losing the game but just the way as a group, we couldn?t find a way to compete.??

None of the Knicks starters hit double figures and they trailed the Kings by as many as 44 points late in the third period. Fisher said this energy was similar to what he saw from them in practice on Monday - which isn't exactly a good thing.

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By falling to the Raptors on Friday night in Montreal, the Knicks concluded their preseason with a 3-4 record. As first-year coach Derek Fisher readies his rotation for Wednesday's season opener at the Garden against Chicago and attempts to right the ship this season, there are still plenty of question marks surrounding this team.

Learning new things about his team with each and every game this past month, Fisher has undoubtedly pondered many things and witnessed a varied number of recurring themes throughout the preseason. Continuously evident in Friday night's game, here are some of those very questions/themes:

Backup point guard:?With Jose Calderon sidelined with an injury, Shane Larkin received his second start of the preseason Friday. Though he's young and has all the potential in the world, Larkin is seemingly playing himself out of the backup spot. He doesn't have the refined instincts necessary to run a team just yet, and lacks the court vision to do so. Larkin acts before he thinks, often running into traffic without anywhere to go or anyone to pass to. A key turnover as he was running upcourt late in Friday's game led to the loss.

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