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Jeremy Lin BobbleHead and the Taiwanese Culture Night

Jeremy Lin BobbleHead and the Taiwanese Culture Night

COUNTDOWN CLOCK   It is unfortunate that Jeremy Lin has to sit out the Houston Rockets game due to his hamstring injury because the Taiwanese Culture Night will honor him with Jeremy Lin bobblehead nights for the first 10000 fans sponsored by Kenda Tires. The planning for the Jan 15 Taiwanese Culture Night not only involves JLin bobblehead giveaway for the first 10K fans, but also Santaizi dancersand Taiwanese rapper Dwagie at half-time show. https://twitter.com/NBCAsianAmerica/status/819940868325015552 But none of that has dampened the enthusiasm Borcheng Hsu has for the 28-year-old Taiwanese-American NBA star, who first exhilarated basketball fans in 2012 during his time with the New ... »

G38 Brooklyn Nets (8-29) Hopes for New Orleans Pelicans (15-24) Minus ADavis

G38 Brooklyn Nets (8-29) Hopes for New Orleans Pelicans (15-24) Minus ADavis

COUNTDOWN CLOCK The Nets looked listless in the 20pt-loss vs the Hawks. Perhaps they are demoralized playing a team with similar motion offense system but much better execution that Kenny Atkinson helped to coach last season. Rebounding is certainly the #1 issue in Nets losses; they are 3-22 when getting outrebounded. The loss of Trevor Booker in the Hawks game contributed to the rebounding disadvantage (11 at 1st half and 5 overall in the game; 33-22 in the first half and 53-48 overall). The Quincy Acy debut was very refreshing. In only 1.5 min, he contributed 4pts (1-1 3FG, 1-3 FTs). He came in, defended hard, set a great screen for SKil’s layup, drained a clutch 3, didn’t forc... »

G37 Brooklyn Nets (8-28) Hosts the Formidable Atlanta Hawks (21-16)

G37 Brooklyn Nets (8-28) Hosts the Formidable Atlanta Hawks (21-16)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK   The struggle continues for the Brooklyn Nets as they failed to beat the 76ers. The Nets waived Anthony Bennet to end their experiment to develop the former #1 pick of 2013 class in order to sign Quincy Acy to 10-day contract who showed improved 3pt-shooting in the D-League to complement his rebounding and shot-blocking skills. The Nets clearly want to shore up their weakness in defense by providing toughness. It will be interesting to watch their next moves of players to trade or sign to further improve their defense. It is admirable that Coach Kenny Atkinson can rally his troops to fight hard despite being undermanned without Jeremy Lin and Rondae-Hollis Jefferson. Tr... »

G36 Brooklyn Nets (8-27) Need A Win vs Philadelphia 76ers (9-25)

G36 Brooklyn Nets (8-27) Need A Win vs Philadelphia 76ers (9-25)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK The Nets desperately need a win to get closer to the 76ers record if they want to shed the label as the owner of the worst record in the NBA but it will not be easy to face Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel and the 76ers. Embiid had his career-high 33 pts against the Nets at home on Dec 18 so the Nets would need a solid game-plan to slow down Embiid. The Nets would also need a huge game from Brook Lopez since the Nets record is 1-13 when Lopez does not reach 20pts. Jeremy Lin will miss his 5 straight games and he has not been seen in recent team practice yet so his return could be a while. ESPN.com Game Preview article: Lopez scored 17 points Friday, marking the season-high fourth st... »

G35 CLE Cavaliers vs BKN Nets

G35 CLE Cavaliers vs BKN Nets

COUNTDOWN CLOCK It will be another tough game for the Brooklyn Nets to face LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers on the back end of back-to-back games, without Jeremy Lin and Rondae-Hollis Jefferson. FoxSports.com Game Preview article: The Brooklyn Nets will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the banged-up Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs won the first meeting, but the Nets showed last season that when they play in Barclay’s Center, anything is possible. The Nets, losers in 9 of their last 10, will host the defending champions, winners in 13 of their last 16.  This game marks the first of a 6-game road trip for the Cavaliers. KEY OF THE GAME: It would be extremely tough to wi... »

G34 Brooklyn Nets Tough Road Challenge vs Indiana Pacers

G34 Brooklyn Nets Tough Road Challenge vs Indiana Pacers

COUNTDOWN CLOCK In what became a familiar pattern, the Nets played well for most game against the Jazz only to lose another close game. The encouraging improvement was the collective effort on defense following the players-only meeting. The Nets will also not have Rondae-Hollis Jefferson (hip) and Jeremy Lin (hamstring) for this game so it will be tougher to pull a win on the road against the Pacers who have won 3 straight games. In his Jan 3 interview, Jeremy Lin said he was encouraged that his hamstring injury is less severe but offered no timetable of his return. It is likely that the Nets would want to rehab him longer or give limited minutes in extended games to prevent the injury to re... »

G33 Brooklyn Nets (8-24) Opens 2017 vs Utah Jazz (21-13)

G33 Brooklyn Nets (8-24) Opens 2017 vs Utah Jazz (21-13)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK   After a blowout loss against the Wizards on the road, the Nets held a player-only meeting to rehash their disagreement on-court about the lack of defensive assignments. Kilpatrick:”We didnt play together at all.It’ll keep being that way if u continue to keep arguing & bickering” #Nets ESPN.com Game Preview article: Gobert could have another big night on the boards as the Nets’ average 44 rebounds per game, which places them in the bottom third of the league. Brooklyn also gives up 48.1 rebounds per game, which places them in the bottom third. Brooklyn is 3-19 when getting outrebounded. The latest instance occurred during a 118-95 rout at Was... »

G32 Brooklyn Nets (8-23) on a Tough Road Game vs WAS Wizards (15-16)

G32 Brooklyn Nets (8-23) on a Tough Road Game vs WAS Wizards (15-16)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK   The Nets lost a close game on the road on a buzzer-beater against the Bulls 99-101 but it was encouraging to see how the Nets rallied and played well in Lin’s absence after he reinjured his hamstring for the 2nd time. The good news is upon evaluation, Jeremy Lin’s injury is not as severe as the last one that caused him to miss 17 games. It is a bit of consolation to expect he will be back sooner than 17 games although it remains to be seen if the Nets would like to prepare Jeremy’s body to be stronger for the next comeback to prevent further injury. Sean Marks said Jeremy Lin injury not as severe as the last one #Nets @jlin7 — Brian Lewis (@NYPo... »

G31 Brooklyn Nets (8-22) Has to Face Chicago Bulls (15-16) Without Lin

G31 Brooklyn Nets (8-22) Has to Face Chicago Bulls (15-16) Without Lin

COUNTDOWN CLOCK i It was so unfortunate that Jeremy Lin reinjured his left hamstring after playing so well against the Hornets but his teammates played inspired to win the game 120-118  on Foye’s thrilling buzzer-better with 0.9 seconds left on the clock. Lin’s injury status is unknown since the team reportedly is waiting on MRI results to confirm the severity of the injury, In the meantime, the Nets will try to fight another game without Lin on the road vs the Bulls who had suffered 6 losses in the past 8 games. It did not mean things will get easier as the Bulls beat the Nets badly 118-88 at their home-court. And the Nets road record is a woeful 1-14. ESPN.com Game Preview arti... »

G30 Brooklyn Nets (7-22) vs Charlotte Hornets (17-13)

G30 Brooklyn Nets (7-22) vs Charlotte Hornets (17-13)

COUNTDOWN CLOCK The Nets could not overcome the 2nd night of a back-to-back game against the defending champ, Cleveland Cavaliers and lost badly 99-119 after trailing as many as 46 points in the game. The Nets need to forget about the bad game and seeks deep to play well at home as they did in the first half against the GS Warriors. But most importantly, the Nets need to solve the turnover issues with 17.3/game that was the 2nd worst in the league. Will they need to reduce their motion offense to run more pick-and-roll to rely on the strength of Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin? It has been almost 30 games but the motion offense has not been clicking well as the coaches envisioned. Multiple injuri... »