Hawks finish off Nets

May 2, 2015

Hawks finish off Nets

Being tied after four games of the first round brought out the best in the Atlanta Hawks. And as they showed in delivering a devastating third-quarter knockout, their best was better than anyone else in the Eastern Conference this season. Paul Millsap had 25 ...

Nets even series with Hawks

Apr 28, 2015

Nets even series with Hawks

Deron Williams finally delivered the game that’s expected of him, and he wasn’t going to let the Nets lose it. And after he finished carrying them into a 2-2 tie with the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed, the guy who had been being beaten ...

Nets keep up playoff push

Mar 31, 2015

Nets keep up playoff push

Alan Anderson patrolled the locker room area in a Michigan State hat, screaming “Spartan!” so loudly that his teammates wondered how they could live with him for the next week. The swingman’s college team is thriving again in March, and suddenly so is his ...

Jack lifts Nets to dramatic victory over Warriors

Mar 3, 2015

Jack lifts Nets to dramatic victory over Warriors

There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him. Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Curry’s stirring fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on Monday night. ...

Garnett returns to T-Wolves in trade

Feb 20, 2015

Garnett returns to T-Wolves in trade

Kevin Garnett is coming back to the place it all began. And it won’t be for just one final victory lap. The Minnesota Timberwolves are sending forward Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Garnett, two people with knowledge of the deal told AP. ...

Garnett head-butts Howard, gets ejected

Jan 13, 2015

Garnett head-butts Howard, gets ejected

Dwight Howard’s face might have been stinging from Kevin Garnett ramming his head into it, and now his ears were ringing as fans directed loud boos toward him. Howard wasn’t tempted to silence them by demanding the ball at the expense of Houston’s offense. ...

Nets move fast, reach deal with Hollins to be coach

Jul 3, 2014

Nets move fast, reach deal with Hollins to be coach

The Brooklyn Nets reached an agreement in principle Wednesday with Lionel Hollins to become their coach, moving quickly after the departure of Jason Kidd. The deal with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach comes two days after the Nets made a trade with Milwaukee to ...

Bucks fire Drew, hire Kidd

Jul 1, 2014

Bucks fire Drew, hire Kidd

Jason Kidd had a seat in the coaching box and a jersey in the rafters. He wanted more. And now his celebrated return to the Nets has turned into yet another ugly exit. Kidd is set to become Milwaukee’s coach after the Bucks and ...

May 15, 2014

Late rally carries Heat past Nets, into Eastern finals

LeBron James leaped onto a courtside table as the postgame celebration was starting, thumped his chest and punched the air. Next stop: The Eastern Conference finals. Again. James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 28 and Ray Allen delivered two huge plays in the ...

LeBron's 49 put Heat up 3-1

May 13, 2014

LeBron's 49 put Heat up 3-1

LeBron James had done his part to put the Miami Heat in control of the Eastern Conference semifinals, and one last free throw was meaningless except to him. He missed, leaving him one shy of his first 50-point playoff game, muttering to himself after. ...

Rested Heat throttle Nets in Game 1

May 7, 2014

Rested Heat throttle Nets in Game 1

Turns out, the Miami Heat can beat the Brooklyn Nets. And rest hardly led to rust for the two-time defending NBA champions. LeBron James scored 22 points, Ray Allen added 19 and the Heat stayed perfect in this postseason by beating the Nets 107-86 ...

Nets top Raptors in Game 7

May 5, 2014

Nets top Raptors in Game 7

Slowed by foul trouble and struggling with his shot, Paul Pierce still found a way to come up big for the Brooklyn Nets. And, right when they needed him most. Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry’s shot from the lane on the final play of the ...