November 20, 2012 |
The Brooklyn Nets retooled over the summer, retaining Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace while adding Joe Johnson, CJ Watson and Andray Blatche. So far the Nets have been one of the best teams in the league with a 6-2 record, second in the East to their rival New York Knicks. The Lakers finish off a six-game home-stand on Tuesday night. Four victories in five tries have finally brought the team to .500. A win over the Nets would give the Lakers their first winning record of the season.
March 5, 2011
Travis Outlaw scored the final eight points for New Jersey, and the Nets beat the Toronto Raptors, 137-136, in triple overtime to sweep the NBA's European doubleheader Saturday at O2 Arena in London. Outlaw's two free throws with 12.6 seconds left put the Nets ahead for good. Toronto's Andrea Bargnani missed a jumper at the horn. Brook Lopez had 34 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets, and Deron Williams had 21 points and 18 assists. Bargnani scored 35 points. New Jersey won, 116-103, Friday in the first NBA regular-season game played in Europe.
July 3, 2012 |
Deron Williams, considered one of the top NBA free agents available this summer, says he is staying with the Nets. The All-Star point guard announced on his Twitter account Tuesday he will be staying with the team as it makes the move to Brooklyn next season. He tweeted a photo of the team's new logo along with saying he "made a very tough decision today. " The Associated Press reports a person with knowledge of Williams' decision says he is agreeing to a five-year contract worth $98 million.
February 6, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant is 34 years old, but he's not showing many signs of aging. He's averaging 27.6 points on 46% shooting, 5.4 assists and 5.2 rebounds a game. And on Tuesday, he showed that despite any aches and pains he's acquired over 17 seasons of play, he can still elevate with the best of them. With the score tied at 80 late in the fourth quarter of a game against Brooklyn, Bryant did a hesitation move near the half-court line, then drove down the middle of the lane, leaving Gerald Wallace, Deron Williams and Kris Humphries in his wake as he rose up for a hard one-handed slam dunk. "I was pretty shocked that the lane was so wide open," Bryant said after the game.
February 17, 2010
If only the Nets could play the Bobcats more, the worst record in NBA history might not be in jeopardy. Courtney Lee scored 21 points, Devin Harris added 17 and New Jersey never trailed in beating Charlotte, 103-94, Tuesday night. Two of the Nets' five wins this season have come against the Bobcats, who were the first team to lose to New Jersey after its 0-18 start. The Nets (5-48) ended a losing streak at eight games and moved ahead of the pace of the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers, who went 9-73.
December 1, 2009 |
New Jersey Nets General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe is set to become the team's coach for the rest of the season. He doesn't have to worry about being on the bench for a potential record-setting loss, though. Vandeweghe won't coach his first game with the team until Friday, a person with knowledge of the team's plans told the Associated Press on Monday. The person requested anonymity because the Nets don't plan to announce their plans until this morning. Tom Barrise , who led the team Sunday night after Lawrence Frank was fired, will coach again Wednesday against Dallas, when the Nets can set an NBA record with an 18th straight loss to begin a season.