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G20 Brooklyn Nets (5-14) Hosts Washington Wizards (6-12)

G20 Brooklyn Nets (5-14) Hosts Washington Wizards (6-12)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK Lin is still out but LeVert is finally cleared to play. He is one talented rookie when healthy but coaches might try to ease him into the game to prevent future injuries. As for Lin, he continues to rehab with the performance team but has not practiced fully so it might be a while before he returns. No, @JLin7 has not practiced fully. Yes, he has done plenty of work on the side with the performance team. #Nets https://t.co/mSZ5BXAM9f — Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) December 5, 2016   ESPN Game Preview article: The Wizards are 6-12 with three losses in their last four games. It is the last two defeats that are especially frustrating. Last Wednesday against Oklahoma Ci... »

G19 Brooklyn Nets (5-13) 2nd Try vs Milwaukee Bucks (9-8)

G19 Brooklyn Nets (5-13) 2nd Try vs Milwaukee Bucks (9-8)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK   With another 3rd-quarter meltdown, the Nets predictable lost the first game at home vs Milwaukee Bucks. Will the coaches be able to make an adjustment for the road game in Milwaukee? The absence of Lin’s injury status has been very concerning his fans. In Nov 15, Mike Fratello said he recently spoke with Jeremy Lin (hamstring) in the 4th quarter of the Lakers game and believes that Lin will be able to return to the court within the next 2-3 games. The 3rd game would have been the Boston Celtics game on Nov 23 but 7 games have passed since then. Did the rehab have a setback but the Nets are not disclosing it? Or the Nets are being very cautious to ensure Lin is 10... »

G18 Brooklyn Nets (5-12) Looks to Stop Giannis and Milwaukee Bucks (8-8)

G18 Brooklyn Nets (5-12) Looks to Stop Giannis and Milwaukee Bucks (8-8)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK After snapping a 7-game losing streak with a thrilling 2 OT win against the Clippers, the Brooklyn Nets look to stop Giannis and Milwaukee Bucks who also came off an impressive win against the Cleveland Cavaliers overcoming a 14-pt deficit. For the first time, Coach Atkinson relied heavily on 5 players by playing them around 40 minutes (Brook, Booker, Kilpatrick, Whitehead, Harris) possibly for their abilities to play strong offense and defense. He also rode Kilpatrick’s hot hands by allowing ISOs to abandon the motion offense. The Nets defense managed to hold the Clippers to 34.2% shooting in the last 22 min after allowing them to shoot 45% in the first 36 min. Will th... »

G17 Brooklyn Nets (4-12) Needs to Fix 3rd Quarter Woes vs LA Clippers (14-4)

G17 Brooklyn Nets (4-12) Needs to Fix 3rd Quarter Woes vs LA Clippers (14-4)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK Jeremy Lin injury status is upgraded to Game-Time Decision on 11/28. But with no team practice yet, perhaps the soonest return will be on the 12/3 Bucks game on the road or 12/5 Wizards game at home. @JLin7 is upgraded to #GameTimeDecision on 11/28But no team practice yet so perhaps soonest return on 12/3 Bucks or 12/5 Wizards at home? pic.twitter.com/3R5HLjLwtq — JLin Portal (@JLinPortal) November 29, 2016 If the Nets want to have a chance to break the 7 game losing streak, they need to find an immediate solution to their 3rd quarter woes. 37.4% poor shooting combined with allowing opponents to shoot 53.3% in this skid explained how the Nets were outscored by 72pts (10... »

G16 Brooklyn Nets (4-11) to Rebuild Trust in Defense vs Sacramento Kings (6-10)

G16 Brooklyn Nets (4-11) to Rebuild Trust in Defense vs Sacramento Kings (6-10)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK As the Nets losing streak reaches 6 with 5 losses in double-digits, they need Jeremy Lin’s return more than ever but there is no sign he will return in this game yet. Defense is still the #1 issue but as Sean Kilpatrick expressed, the trust is not there yet to play good defense. Having Lin back as an experienced floor general will be a great start to organize their porous defense. NYPost article: “There’s got to be a guy in the back that’s really sitting there to help us get on the defensive boards especially. The trust right now is not there and we have to find a way to get there fast. Because in this league, if you don’t have that type of trust, it’s not going to work... »