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  1. NBA Playoff Preview: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors

    This should be the East’s most competitive first round matchup.

  2. PBT Extra: Nets/Raptors playoff preview

    Apr 18, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT

    Kyle Lowry, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams

    People shouldn’t sleep on the Raptors, particularly the Nets.

  3. Joe Johnson says he shouldn’t have been laughing on bench during blowout loss to Knicks earlier in season

    Apr 15, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets Johnson smiles on the bench after leaving their NBA basketball game against Oklahoma City Thunder, in Oklahoma City

    Joe Johnson says Jeff Van Gundy’s criticism of his behavior was spot-on.

  4. Could Nets rest guys hoping to face Raptors instead of Bulls in first round? (They didn’t)

    Apr 15, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Shaun Livingston, Deron Williams

    It’s not something you could ever prove (and the Nets may not even do it), but they could rest guys in hopes of falling into a first-round matchup with Toronto.

  5. Mason Plumlee blocks LeBron James’ game winning dunk attempt (VIDEO)

    Apr 8, 2014, 11:44 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Miami Heat

    LeBron thought at home with the game on the line he should have gotten the call, but that was a clean block.

  6. PBT Extra: Stephen Curry is clutch, plus talking Spurs vs. Thunder showdown

    Apr 2, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Stephen Curry Monta Ellis

    We talk about Stephen Curry in the clutch (and who is in his class), and Thursday’s showdown between the Thunder and Spurs.

  7. The Extra Pass: Nets clinch a playoff spot, and may do some real postseason damage

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Jason Kidd, Deron Williams

    Nets have been the East’s best team since the first of the year, and may threaten Miami and Indiana once the postseason begins.

  8. Tuesday NBA grades: Damian Lillard has big night against Lakers “defense”

    Apr 2, 2014, 2:01 AM EDT

    Damian Lillard

    Damian Lillard, Golden State’s backcourt have big nights.

  9. Sunday NBA grades: Jarrett Jack strikes blow to Knicks playoff hopes

    Mar 24, 2014, 2:33 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v New York Knicks

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while eating a $250 hamburger… Jarrett Jack, Cleveland Cavaliers. Earlier on Sunday the Atlanta Hawks had lost and so the Knicks had real motivation at the Garden vs. the Cavaliers — win and NY is just two games back of the last playoff spot in…

  10. Shaun Livingston has played his way to a payday the Nets can’t offer

    Mar 19, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets

    Shaun Livingston has been a solid point guard for the Nets this season and he has looked even better of late as the Nets have gotten hot — in his last 5 games he has averaged 11.8 points on 53 percent shooting, plus dishing out four assists a game. He is a quality veteran backup…

  11. John Wall with the rebound and fast break slam to seal Wizards’ win over Nets (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Martell Webster; John Wall

    John Wall splits two defenders near mid-court before putting the exclamation point on a win over the Nets with a thunderous slam.

  12. Truth too much for Heat, Brooklyn knocks off Miami

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets

    Brooklyn started to look like a threat this season when they were forced by injry to go small without Brook Lopez, which meant coach Jason Kidd slid Paul Pierce over to the power forward slot. You knew Pierce could score at the four, but the surprise is how much better the Brooklyn defense is with…

  13. Paul Pierce’s move to power forward adds twist to his career, Brooklyn Nets’ season

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Amir Johnson; Mirza Teletovic; Alan Anderson

    BOSTON – On Paul Pierce’s first defensive possession as the Brooklyn Nets’ full-time starting power forward, Serge Ibaka backed him down on the block. Pierce bodied Ibaka, keeping him out of the paint, and Ibaka threw the ball away. On the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next possession, Ibaka posted up Pierce again. Pierce hardly yielded an…

  14. Deron Williams admits signing Jason Collins would be a ‘media circus’

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    NBA player Jason Collins marches in the Gay Pride Parade in Boston

    The Nets are reportedly considering signing Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, though they’d like to see how things shake out with Glen Davis first before going down that road. Collins hasn’t played since last season, but made headlines by coming out as gay once his team was eliminated from postseason contention. It was a…

  15. Belinelli beats Beal in tiebreaker, wins 3-point shootout

    Feb 15, 2014, 10:42 PM EDT

    via @marcobelinelli on twitter

    In the first year of the new 3-point contest format, the 27-year old Marco Belinelli emerged victorious, holding off Sophomore Bradley Beal with a contest-high 24-point performance in the tiebreaker round to beat Beal’s 18-point performance. The first format change, which pitted the conferences against each other and had the top shooter from each conference…

  16. Bulls energy, defense too much for Nets in easy Chicago win

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Chicago Bulls

    Last year in the first round of the playoffs the Bulls defeated the Nets because they were tougher — their energy, their execution, their aggressive, physical style of play knocked the Nets off their game. It felt like finesse against power, and power won. Even if the Bulls were without their MVP. So this summer…

  17. Wade unsure if he can go in All-Star Game due to foot injury

    Feb 13, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Miami Heat

    For the 15th time this season, Dwyane Wade sat out a Heat game on Wednesday. That’s not really a surprise. A lot of those were to rest his knees, part of the Heat’s maintenance program, but on Wednesday night it was what he called a “bizarre” left foot injury. One that could keep him out…

  18. Jason Kidd tries his luck at three-point shootout after Nets practice (VIDEO)

    Feb 11, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Jason Kidd

    Jason Kidd is in his first year as head coach of the Nets, and he retired following last season’s campaign with the Knicks for a reason. After working hard throughout his 19-year career to become a high-percentage shooter from three-point distance, Kidd seemed to lose his shot entirely in his final games in New York,…

  19. Thursday night NBA grades: Stephen Curry looks ready for Three Point Shooting Contest

    Feb 7, 2014, 3:34 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while reading about how strange the 1904 Olympic marathon in St. Louis was…. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors. After a decent shooting first quarter (but one the Warriors as a team would like to forget) Curry got hot — 10-of-14 shooting, 4-of-5 from three, 28…

  20. 2014 Three-Point Contest field features five All-Stars

    Feb 6, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

    Foot Locker Three-Point Contest

    Kyrie Irving will defend his title at the 2014 Three-Point Contest in New Orleans, and to win it for the second straight year he’ll have to beat a field that, at least on paper, appears to be pretty stacked. In addition to Irving, the east will be represented by Arron Afflalo, Bradley Beal, and Joe Johnson.…

  21. The Extra Pass: Central heat, plus Monday’s recaps

    Mike Brown

    No NBA head coach has been fired yet this season. Of course, “yet” is the key word there. Given the performances and the high expectations of a few teams in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division, that could be changing soon. Here’s a look at the tenuous positions of three coaches from that division, in order…

  22. Lance Stephenson ‘mad’ at All-Star snub

    Feb 1, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Indiana Pacers

    It can be argued that Lance Stephenson was among the players most deserving of All-Star status in the Eastern Conference who was ultimately left off the roster. Kyle Lowry of the Raptors also belongs in that discussion, but Stephenson’s overall play this season with averages of 14.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists on one of…

  23. The Extra Pass: Which non-All-Stars will make an All-NBA team?

    Jan 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat

    All-Star selections have become the de facto measure of good seasons, even though they’re really only the measure of good half seasons and rely on a gerrymandered system that splits players by conference. But All-NBA teams – which evaluate a full year and aren’t split by conference – are a better metric for good seasons. In the last…

  24. Lance Stephenson leads list of three biggest All-Star Game snubs from each conference

    Jan 30, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics  v Indiana Pacers

    There are only 12 All-Star Game roster slots per conference, and there are more than 12 deserving players. Somebody is going to be left off — we like to call it a snub, but most of the time it’s more like splitting hairs between good players. You pull on of these guys off the coach’s…

  25. John Wall, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard lead NBA All-Star Game reserves

    Jan 30, 2014, 7:27 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Washington Wizards

    The fans had their say last week naming the NBA starters. This week coaches have their say getting to vote in the All-Star reserves — seven from each conference. Next the fun part comes, picking out who got snubbed. The reserves are voted on by the coaches (who only vote in their own conference and…

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