Nets complete season sweep of Heat

Apr 9, 2014

Nets complete season sweep of Heat

A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions. Hello, Brooklyn — the only NBA team this season to go unbeaten against the Miami Heat. Mason Plumlee denied LeBron James’ dunk attempt at the rim with 2 seconds left, and ...

Nets beat Rockets to reach playoffs

Apr 2, 2014

Nets beat Rockets to reach playoffs

The Brooklyn Nets are so good at home now that even the Houston Rockets can’t beat them. The Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Rockets at home for the first time in 11 years, getting 32 points from Joe Johnson in a ...

Nets overcome Heat for third time this season

Mar 13, 2014

Nets overcome Heat for third time this season

Something about facing the Miami Heat still brings out the best in Paul Pierce. Jason Kidd isn’t half-bad against them, either. Pierce scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and delivered two crucial scores late, Shaun Livingston created a turnover on ...

Mar 1, 2014

NBA to donate jersey revenue

The NBA said Friday it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Brooklyn Nets jerseys that once belonged to Jason Collins to two gay rights groups. Collins became the first openly gay, active male athlete in one of the four major North American ...

Collins makes history as NBA's first openly gay player

Feb 24, 2014

Collins makes history as NBA's first openly gay player

Although Jason Collins played only 10½ minutes in his first game with the Brooklyn Nets, it was a groundbreaking appearance. Collins became the first openly gay player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues, and Deron Williams had a season-high 30 points along ...

Nets take down banged-up Spurs

Feb 7, 2014

Nets take down banged-up Spurs

They were bloodied and eventually beaten, though not before delivering the type of effort Gregg Popovich always expects of his San Antonio Spurs. Even when his team is so banged-up that it had two guys in protective facemasks on the court at the same ...

Durant streak ends in rout

Feb 1, 2014

Durant streak ends in rout

Finally, somebody stopped Kevin Durant: his coach. Not that Durant cared. The only streak he cares about is still intact. Durant’s 30-point run ended at 12 games when he scored 26 in just 30 minutes, but the Oklahoma City Thunder won their 10th in ...

Garnett, Pierce win in return to Boston

Jan 27, 2014

Garnett, Pierce win in return to Boston

Kevin Garnett stole the ball from his friend and put the finishing touch on an emotional night with a layup that helped him and Paul Pierce become winners in their return to Boston. It started with pregame standing ovations for the leaders of the ...

Johnson powers Nets past Hawks in London

Jan 17, 2014

Johnson powers Nets past Hawks in London

The Brooklyn Nets should think about making another franchise move — to London. Brooklyn improved to 3-0 in regular-season NBA games in the British capital with a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. Joe Johnson, who spent seven years with the ...

Nets kill off Warriors' shot at history on road

Jan 9, 2014

Nets kill off Warriors' shot at history on road

The Road Warriors’ run is over. The Brooklyn Nets are suddenly the NBA’s hottest team. Joe Johnson scored 27 points in the Nets’ season-high fourth straight victory, a 102-98 win Wednesday night that snapped Golden State’s 10-game winning streak and prevented the first 7-0 ...

Johnson pumps in 10 3-pointers as Nets crush 76ers

Dec 17, 2013

Johnson pumps in 10 3-pointers as Nets crush 76ers

Joe Johnson’s 10th 3-pointer was maybe the toughest, coming while being fouled in the corner, and now he had a decision. Settle for the best 3-point shooting night of the season, or stay on the court for the fourth quarter and a chance at ...

| Dec 10, 2013

Kidd being made scapegoat for King's incompetence

by Sam Smith

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King is a genius. Perhaps it doesn’t suggest so the way he’s just about destroyed the franchise. The Nets went into this past weekend, before beating Milwaukee on Saturday, with a 5-14 record after a pair of embarrassing blowout ...