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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... »

G15 Brooklyn Nets (4-10) Still Searching for Defense vs Indiana Pacers (7-9)

G15 Brooklyn Nets (4-10) Still Searching for Defense vs Indiana Pacers (7-9)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK Jeremy Lin is desperately needed to return so the Brooklyn Nets can stop a downward spiral with 6 game losing streak. But unfortunately, he is still ruled out along with Caris LeVert Jeremy Lin and Caris LeVert are both out. #Nets https://t.co/xUQIHJXF1S — Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) November 25, 2016 ESPN Game Preview: After starting the month of November with three wins in five games, the Nets have dropped their last five games. Four of those losses were by 19 points or more. In the loss to Boston on Wednesday night, the Nets missed 16 of their first 22 shots, and finished the game at 39.5 percent from the field. Lately, they haven’t been strong on either end of... »

G14 Brooklyn Nets (4-9) Needs to Rediscover Defense vs Boston Celtics (8-6)

G14 Brooklyn Nets (4-9) Needs to Rediscover Defense vs Boston Celtics (8-6)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK Jeremy Lin is still ruled out for this game but Brooklyn Nets really needs to discover defense to stop the 4-game losing streak even without him. Nets announce that Jeremy Lin remains out for tonight against Celtics, missing his ninth straight game. — Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) November 23, 2016 He also posted on Instagram how he missed playing ball and is waiting patiently with #eyeofthetiger hashtag. Interestingly, he wore a mohawk hairstyle from last season with the Nets jersey. I miss 🏀 #waitingpatiently #eyeofthetiger A photo posted by Jeremy Lin (@jlin7) on Nov 21, 2016 at 4:50pm PST Brooklyn is allowing 113.3 points per game overall but in this skid, the Nets... »

G13 Brooklyn Nets (4-8) Needs Jeremy Lin against Portland Blazers (7-7)

G13 Brooklyn Nets (4-8) Needs Jeremy Lin against Portland Blazers (7-7)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK With the Nets losing the last 3 games in a row, they desperately need Jeremy Lin to come back to give them a boost to start winning again. But Coach Atkinson did not set a predetermined date of Jeremy’s return and relies on the performance team to ensure Jeremy Lin does not come back too early to have recurring hamstring issues throughout the season. Atkinson: “Lin is progressing on schedule. No exact dates.Going to be #smart about this, take a #longterm approach”https://t.co/uKAOww4B5q pic.twitter.com/Cc8lFxknjs — JLin Portal (@JLinPortal) November 19, 2016 The last 3 games have exposed the Nets tendency to frequently turn the ball over too much due to lack of ex... »

G12 Brooklyn Nets (4-7) Visits OKC Thunder (7-5)

G12 Brooklyn Nets (4-7) Visits OKC Thunder (7-5)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK   As the Nets are about to close the 5-game road trip against the OKC Thunder, they can’t wait to get Jeremy Lin back to the starting lineup, hopefully either in the Blazers (Nov 20) or the Celtics game (Nov 23). They have 1-3 record in the tough road trip. They are currently #12 in the Eastern Conference standing with 4-7 record. Jeremy Lin has had his evaluation but #Nets coach Kenny Atkinson is still awaiting the result. Lin clearly don't play tomorrow in OKC. — Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) November 17, 2016 It will be another tough game for the Nets to win since OKC Thunder is ranked 6th best in 3FG% allowed with 32.8%. But the Lakers loss also exposed... »

G11 Brooklyn Nets (4-6) Seeks Another Road Win against LA Lakers (6-5)

G11 Brooklyn Nets (4-6) Seeks Another Road Win against LA Lakers (6-5)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK The Nets might be completely outmatched by the mighty Clippers 95-127 (who carried the best NBA record 9-1 before the game) sans their two best players (Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez) but Coach Atkinson did the right thing to keep his team fresh for the second straight game tonight against the Lakers by playing 11 players averaging 22 min. It is a great strategic move to focus on getting the 5th win in a winnable game against the young Lakers team. The Lakers have an improved offense but also had weakness in careless ball-handling (ranked #25) and defense (#25 in Opponent FG% allowed) Their improved play has been mainly the by-product of their up-tempo offense, a system Walton i... »