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G82 Nets Rest 6 Players in the Final Game against the Bulls

G82 Nets Rest 6 Players in the Final Game against the Bulls

    Brooklyn Nets decided to rest 6 players in the final game of the 2016-17 season, possibly to use the last game to evaluate several players. The Nets announced Trevor Booker, Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez will sit out due to rest, while injuries will sideline Quincy Acy (ankle), Joe Harris (shoulder) and Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring). Both Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin had a memorable game in a near comeback in the 105-114 loss against the Boston Celtics. Brook became the all-time leading scorer for the Nets franchise with 10,444 total – 25 on the night. Jeremy broke his career high rebounds with 12 and both his free throws made and attempt (16-17). Lin had another strong game with 26 p... »

G81 Nets Attempt to Spoil Celtics’ Chance of #1 Seed

G81 Nets Attempt to Spoil Celtics’ Chance of #1 Seed

Nets truly enjoyed ruining playoff team’s chances at the end of the season and they pulled a great 107-106 comeback win with 10-0 run in the fourth quarter against the Bulls. LeVert, Rondae-Hollis Jefferson, and Spence Dinwiddie played exceptionally well to shock the Bulls. Jeremy Lin started well but slowed down with his shooting but still contributed 12 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals in 29 min (4-14 shooting, 2-4 from three-point land). It is encouraging see younger teammates can step up to close the game when Brook Lopez (13pts/4reb/1ast) and Jeremy Lin slowed down towards the end. It is a testament to the Nets team growth to develop younger players. It will only help to ma... »

G80 Nets Tries To Tame the Surging Bulls to Reach 20 Wins

G80 Nets Tries To Tame the Surging Bulls to Reach 20 Wins

Nets lost to the Magic on the road 107-115 and failed to extend their winning streak to four. Coach Kenny Atkinson decided to rest Trevor Booker and KJ McDaniels to give Justin Hamilton more playing time before the season ends. That decision probably costed them a winnable game because both Booker and McDaniels have been playing extremely well, especially on the defensive end. Jeremy Lin played exceptionally well to finish with 32 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block with excellent 11-20 shooting, and 5-9 three-point shooting. But Brook Lopez had an off game to finish with 10 points on 4-13 shooting. Nets vs Bulls Matchup   Bulls are in the middle of playoff hunt, being tied... »

G79 Nets Tries for Magic Number of 20 Wins

G79 Nets Tries for Magic Number of 20 Wins

The Nets is scorching hot. Brooklyn has won six of its past 10 games and three straight. In their latest game, the Nets poured on 141 points to beat the 76ers at their home court 141-118. Jeremy Lin had another strong game finishing with 16 points, 7assists, 5rebounds, 2 steals. He had excellent 6-10 shooting, with perfect 2-2 on 3 point shooting. In the last 2 games, Lin has shot exceptionally well with 55% FG and 67% 3FG after overcoming his recent shooting slump. He averaged 15.5 points, 6.5 assists, 5.5 rebounds. Nets vs Magic Matchup The Magic has played better lately (3-7 in last 10 games) although not as well as the Nets winning 6 out of last 10 games with current 3-game winning strea... »

G78 Can Nets Defense Stop 76ers for 3 Straight Wins?

G78 Can Nets Defense Stop 76ers for 3 Straight Wins?

A vastly improving Nets team beat the visiting Hawks 91-82 on the second night of back-to-back game. And defense has been the key. It was the first time of all 18 wins that the Nets held opponents under 90 points. Jeremy Lin finally broke through his shooting slump to finish with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists (5-10 shooting, 2-4 three-point shooting). His driving threat made the Hawks focused too much on him, giving a tremendous assist to a thunderous Trevor Booker dunk. It gave the Nets 8-point lead (90-82) with 28 seconds left in the 4th quarter and broke the Hawks spirit in the process. Brook carried the Nets with a great all-around game (29pts/5rebs/5asts/5blks/5tos/2stls) before sitt... »

G77 Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks: A Chance for Back-to-Back Win

G77 Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks: A Chance for Back-to-Back Win

The bench came up huge to help the Nets defeat the Magic on the home floor. But the Nets need to get ready for the visiting Hawks on the next day who will be eager to avenge their recent home loss. Meanwhile, Jeremy Lin still struggled with his shooting but managed to contribute in other areas of the game such as assists, rebounding, and defense. He finished with 8pts/8asts/4rebs/2stls/1blk/4fouls in 28 min. He shot 3-14 FG and 2-6 3FG. Nets vs Hawks Matchup The Hawks still struggle by missing Paul Millsap (left knee injury) so the Nets would need to capitalize at this game.   ESPN.com Preview: Since its 17-point road victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta is 2-8 in its last 10 gam... »

G76 Brooklyn Nets Looks to Bounce Back against Orlando Magic After 2 Tough Losses

G76 Brooklyn Nets Looks to Bounce Back against Orlando Magic After 2 Tough Losses

After 2 tough losses by single digits, the Brooklyn Nets would like nothing but to redeem themselves with a home-court win against the struggling Orlando Magic. The Magic has lost four of its last games but they need to rediscover their defense and focus for the whole game. The Nets have shot poorly (39.2% FG) as a team in both losses while they shot better in their last 2 wins (44.75% FG) against the Hawks and the Suns. Nets vs Magic Matchup Jeremy Lin and the Nets would need to overcome the mental or physical fatigue along with the shooting struggle in order to get back on their recent winning ways. Jeremy has also struggled with his 3pt shooting (18% 3FG or 4-21 shooting) after he suffere... »

G75 Brooklyn Nets Tries for 3-0 Season Series Against Detroit Pistons

G75 Brooklyn Nets Tries for 3-0 Season Series Against Detroit Pistons

Two times the Pistons have lost against the Nets at the Barclay Center this season but can they avoid losing all three games against the Nets by playing at home? Nets vs Pistons Matchup The Pistons playoff chance has dimmed after their recent five-game losing streak. The Nets lost a winnable game against the 76ers because they did not shoot well and might have experienced little fatigue that both Coach Atkinson and Jeremy Lin mentioned. Jeremy admitted he did not shoot well and there is no doubt that he would try to bounce back well as he usually does after a bad game. ESPN.com Preview: The Pistons will try to snap their five-game losing streak when they host the Nets on Thursday night. They... »

G74 Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets: A Quest for 8-8 March Record

G74 Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets: A Quest for 8-8 March Record

The Nets had an impressive road 107-92 win against Atlanta Hawks as they improved their record to 7-8 in March. JLin and the Nets gave their gift to Coach Atkinson as he won the first game against his former team when he worked as the Hawks assistant coach last season. Their recent improvement in defense has been the driving factor as they kept their opponents under 100 points in their last 3 wins. Jeremy Lin had a strong game to finish with 19pts/8asts/4rebs/2stls/1blk in 28 minutes. Nets vs 76ers Matchup Coach Atkinson credited Lin’s leadership to help the Nets pull away after the Hawks cut the margin to five points as the Nets have not been in that position before. Lin-Lopez duo wil... »

G73 Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks: Nets Try to Make It 7-8 in March

G73 Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks: Nets Try to Make It 7-8 in March

The Nets looked lethargic in the road game 109-128 loss against the Wizards in the back end of a back-to-back game. Jeremy Lin and the starters started well leading 17-13 within 5 minutes of the first quarter but the bench was quickly outscored 5-18 the rest of the first quarter as the Wizards led 31-22. The tired legs from the previous night’s win against the Suns might have explained the lack of energy. The Nets lost the rebounding battle 38-46. Lin finished with 14 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 1 block in 20 minutes. Nets vs Hawks Matchup The Hawks may have lost six straight games against good teams but they will have Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore back from untimely injuries. The N... »