Jerry Stackhouse returned to the Nets lineup for the first time in 22 games dating back to Jan. 26?in Houston. Stackhouse fittingly returned to action against his former team, the Detroit Pistons, where he became a two-time All-Star and led the NBA with 2,380 points during the 2000-01 season.As Brooklyn embarked on the first of an eight-game road trip, Stackhouse turned back the clock and provided a spark off the bench after a 51-day layoff between appearances. Stackhouse brought the ?Stack Attack? to the Palace of Auburn Hills and scored 10 points while shooting an efficient five-for-six from the field. Stackhouse also fired up his teammates on the bench with a blocked shot, one of numerous stingy defensive plays by Brooklyn to hold Detroit to 82 points.
Michael Scotto, SNYNets.comBROOKLYN ? Mikhail Prokhorov has spared no expense in his attempt to deliver a championship to Brooklyn. Prokhorov has invested an estimated $319 million in guaranteed player contracts through the 2015-16 season.?Such a spending spree is possible when you?re ranked the 57th richest man in the world according to Forbes at an estimated $13.2 billion.
After spending a lucrative amount to upgrade the roster, Prokhorov has reportedly targeted Phil Jackson as the Nets next head coach if P.J. Carlesimo fails to get the job done on an interim basis.
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Michael Scotto, SNYNets.comAvery Johnson used the phrase ?Hello Brooklyn? as much as any member of the Brooklyn Nets organization, but unfortunately for him, he was the first member to say goodbye.
On Dec. 27, general manager Billy King announced that the Nets relieved Johnson of his coaching duties and named P.J. Carlesimo interim head coach.?Johnson finished with a 60-116 record (.341 winning percentage) in two plus seasons with the Nets, a far cry from the 194-70 record (.735 winning percentage) he amassed as the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks.
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The Bucks attacked the basket and the Nets clearly missed Brook Lopez's presence at the rim. ?The Bucks won the second quarter 19-13 and, behind 18 points from Jennings and 10 points from Ellis, the Bucks led 48-31 at the half. The Nets played a miserable half, scoring just 31 points on 13-for-47 from the field. Deron Williams finished the half shooting 3-for-13 while Joe Johnson shot 0-for-4.
The Bucks opened up the third quarter on a 9-2 run and immediately opened up a 24 point lead. Avery Johnson inserted MarShon Brooks, who helped to slightly turn the game around for the Nets.?For the Bucks, Ellis turned in a very powerful quarter, scoring eight points and two assists and helped the Bucks open its lead up to 29 points, 68-39. The Nets closed the lead to 15 points, but never got any closer and trailed by 20, 75-55 heading into the fourth quarter.
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Prior to the Nets tip off against the Milwaukee Bucks from Barclays Center, it was announced that Kris Humphries had been pulled from the starting lineup in favor of Reggie Evans.
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For the Nets, this will be the third game of a four game homestand. And as the team looks toward its battle with the New York Knicks on Dec. 11, its hoping to build some momentum going into that game.
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The Skinny: The Nets opened up the game rather aggressively and both Deron Williams and Joe Johnson were feeling it early. Johnson opened up the game scoring 15 first quarter points and together, he and Williams combined to score 22 of the team's 31 points in the game's opening frame. The Warriors kept pace, led by eight points from Klay Thompson.
Ahead 31-24 to open the second quarter, coach Avery Johnson went with his reserves?C.J. Watson, Keith Bogans, Jerry Stackhouse, Mirza Teletovic and Reggie Evans. Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry played relatively well during the opening minutes of the second and helped to spark their team on a 7-0 to to close the gap to 46-45 with 4:35 to go in the half.
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The Nets will look to get back on the winning track after dropping back-to-back games against last season?s NBA Finals representatives: the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder.
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On this week's episode of The Mecca of Podcasts, Tommy Dee, Moke Hamilton, and Dalen Cuff discuss the Knicks' rout of the Heat in Miami. The guys go in The Mill with Brian Geltzeiler to name the top five players they've ever seen, and Moke praises the always entertaining Andray Blatche.
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The Brooklyn Nets return to action in Barclays Center tonight at 7:00 P.M. when Deron Williams and company play host to Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Nets are coming off of a loss to the Miami Heat on Dec. 1 and have the rare opportunity to play back-to-back games against the Eastern and Western Conference Champions.
If the Nets want a victory tonight, here are some keys...
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In New York City yesterday Michael Jordan?s line of new kicks came out and of course the hype was what you would expect from the greatest of all time. The event showcased Carmelo Anthony, Spike Lee and others.
Oklahoma City Thunder point-guard Russell Westbrook will debut the XX8's at the Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight.
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Poor play for Williams is still above average and All-star quality for most and anyone who watches him play knows he runs the Brooklyn Nets and even with his poor shooting he is leading in many ways that help the team win.
One thing you love about superstars is that they are never satisfied with how they are playing and Williams is one of those superstars.
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The Nets played good basketball in the first half, but in the the second half, the ball movement was not as good and the Heat eventually put the upstart Nets away as the Nets could not hit a single shot in the fourth quarter.
Even John Schuhmann noticed during the first half...
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The Nets will look to win five games in a row for the second time this season. A win would also be the third consecutive against the Magic this year, but Brooklyn will be playing without center Brook Lopez, who the team announced would miss, at least, the next two games.
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Our good friend, Devin Kharpertian of TheBrooklynGame.com?is doing a weekly Nets power ranking for New York Magazine. It's pretty cool. Below are excepts from the ranking, check it out to see who Kharpertian ranks number one this week.
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Talk about a dubious distinction? Reggie Evans was the first player to be warned for flopping and now the Nets are the first team to have two unique individuals cited by the NBA for antics detrimental to the league.
You make the call on Wallace... Was this a flop?
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The team announced on Thursday afternoon that Brook Lopez will miss the next two games, at the Orlando Magic on Friday and at the Miami Heat on Saturday with a mild sprain of the right ankle. X-rays on the ankle were negative.
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Coming off of last night's impressive victory of the Boston Celtics, the Nets?now 10-4 and leading the NBA's Atlantic division over the New York Knicks by virtue of the tiebreaker?are feeling pretty good about themselves.
The team will return to action on Friday night when they play in Orlando against the Magic and attempt to make it five wins in a row.
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Rajon Rondo took exception and attacked Kris Humphries. The skirmish ensued which resulted in three ejections. Humphries and Rondo were both tossed for their role in the brawl and Gerald Wallace and Kevin Garnett were each given technical fouls.
Unfortunately for the Nets, Gerald Wallace picked up a technical foul earlier in the game for arguing a non-call and picked up his second technical during the skirmish. Both he and Humphries were ejected for the Nets. For the Celtics, Rondo was tossed and Garnett was called for a technical foul.
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The Nets are looking to win four games in a row after losing to the Golden State Warriors last Wednesday. But in order to do so, it will need a complete effort against a Celtics team that will fight hard.
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NEW YORK ? Despite the fact that the NBA has opted to eliminate the center position from it's All-Star ballot, Tyson Chandler and Brook Lopez showed the NBA that there are still at least two true 7-foot centers patrolling the paint in the Eastern conference.
On Monday evening at Barclays Center, Chandler and Lopez were just that as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the New York Knicks, 96-89, in a game that needed overtime to be decided.
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Josh Newman, SNYNets.comNEW YORK ? In the end, the highly-anticipated, nationally-televised first meeting between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets lived up to every bit of the hype.
Thanks to an 8-0 run in overtime, the Nets outlasted their New York City co-tenants, 96-89, in front of a sold out crowd of 17,732 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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Little by little, life returns to normal in New York City and its surrounding communities. But as late as Saturday, I ran into a woman who lives in Long Beach, a small community in Long Island that was absolutely decimated by Hurricane Sandy. Her home stands and she's in high spirits, but her home is still without heat.
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The Nets have a fairly balanced team with two decent reserve point guards in C.J. Watson and Tyshawn Taylor.
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NEW YORK ? A marvelous second half defensive effort and a 12-2 run over the final 3:58 of the game helped propel the Brooklyn Nets past the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers, 86-76, at Barclays Center to snap a two-game losing streak on Friday evening.
Brook Lopez finished with 26 points, five rebounds and three blocks, while Joe Johnson went for 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting in 39 minutes. His 3-pointer from the left baseline with with 1:42 to play put the Nets up 82-74 and all but iced it.
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Here is your pregame primer...
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Michael Scotto, SNYNets.comNEW YORK ? At 38-years-old, Jerry Stackhouse is perceived as the older man you play against in the park who?s played across the neighborhood for years. Metaphorically, Stackhouse is the guy chosen for a pick-up game because of his experience while showing flashes of the moves that made him a revered legend by his peers.
He may not be the player he was during the 2000-01 season when he led the NBA in scoring at 29.8 points per game, but he is still a serviceable player on the court and a vital veteran leader on the sidelines.
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Josh Newman, SNYNets.comNEW YORK ? It wasn't pretty on Sunday, but the completion of a home-and-home sweep against the Orlando Magic got the Brooklyn Nets to 3-2 on the young season as an intriguing two-game home stretch gets started on Tuesday night.
Before the Boston Celtics come to town Thursday evening, the Cleveland Cavaliers pay a visit tonight. The 2-5 record may be a bit deceiving as the Cavs have one of the NBA's electric young stars at point guard. Additionally, he is just one half of one of the league's younger and more exciting backcourts.
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Moke Hamilton, SNYNets.comBROOKLYN, N.Y. ? On Sunday, the Brooklyn Nets held their sixth day of training camp, but this Sunday was a special one. For the first time, they held practice at Barclays Center. According to coach Johnson, this is the first, but won't be the last.
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One of the stories that won't die is Shaquille O'Neal's seemingly claiming that Brook Lopez is better than Dwight Howard. Yes, we fully understand that we are helping to douse the flames here a bit... But wouldn't you want to know if an opposing player weighed in?
A lot of people have weighed in on this debate. But Tyson Chandler, the starting center of the New York Knicks, has an opinion worth noting.
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Now, finally, Brooklyn?and the Barclays Center?is ready. Along the way, funds dried up, the move was delayed, and the team was sold to Mikhail Prokhorov. But now, the wait is finally over. Brooklyn is ready.
And today, SNY.tv is, too.