12:08 AM EDT, Sun April 21, 2019
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Nets fight and claw but lose Game 5 in disappointing fashion, 112-108

Nets fight and claw but lose Game 5 in disappointing fashion, 112-108

It’s a 3-1 Sixers lead. BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Down 2-1 in the series, the Nets were fighting for their lives. Literally. Unfortunately, their lifespan this season will be determined in Game 5 at Philly on Tuesday. The Nets and 76ers went head-to-head the entire game, highlighted by a brewing scrum that caressed into the front row. Joel Embiid laid (another) flagrant foul on Jarrett Allen, and Jared Dudley was having none of it. Dudley came flying in as he and Jimmy Butler ended up getting ejected. Nets and 76ers brawl goes into the crowd after a hard foul from Embiid on Allen. Jared Dudley...
9 hours ago
NBA Playoffs Game 4: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Live Game Thread

NBA Playoffs Game 4: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Live Game Thread

WHO: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers (76ers lead 2-1) WHAT: Alright, so, time to reset. Nets are still at home and have a chance to tie up this series against a 76ers team with an inured Joel Embiid. Kenny seems to be open to playing his best players some more minutes - which seems promising. But the Nets more than anything are going to need to get stops against the 76ers and not just turn it into a shot for shot track meet. There’s hope, but this game is a must win. WHERE: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY WHEN: 3:00 p.m. EST HOW: WWOR, NBCSP; TNT THE STORY: Preview Let’s play a...
Apr 19, 2019
PLAYOFFS GAME 4: NETS LOOK TO EVEN SERIES AT TWO APIECE

PLAYOFFS GAME 4: NETS LOOK TO EVEN SERIES AT TWO APIECE

The Nets blew it. The didn’t blow a lead, God knows they didn’t have one of those, but they blew what can only be described as a perfect opportunity. There was an outside chance, but a chance nonetheless, that the Nets could have been heading back to Philadelphia with a 3-1 series lead. Instead, they’ll have to fight for their lives in order to even up the series 2-2 after dropping Game 3 to Philly in Brooklyn. I don’t have much more to say as far as an intro goes, but you best believe I have some thoughts on that game and what needs to happen going forward. Let’s get into it....
Apr 19, 2019
Woj: Trajan Langdon now a candidate for Timberwolves job

Woj: Trajan Langdon now a candidate for Timberwolves job

Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon, who’s previously been linked to then-vacant GM jobs in Washington and New Orleans, will interview for the job of president of basketball operations with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Brooklyn Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon will interview for the President of Basketball Operations job with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 19, 2019 Among the other candidates for the POBO job are former Piston great Chauncey Billups, Denver Nuggets assistant GM Calvin Booth, LA Clippers GM Michael Winger and...
Apr 19, 2019
Brooklyn’s guards need to play more ... or it could be over

Brooklyn’s guards need to play more ... or it could be over

Let’s call it how it is: The Philadelphia 76ers have taken the Nets down from the high they were riding from Game One. Philly has officially regained control of the series at 2-1 following two double-digit victories over the Nets. There was a ton of drama during and after Game Two in Philly, all a byproduct of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons laughing about the Flagrant 1 elbow Embiid delivered to Jarrett Allen. The Nets felt disrespected. Jared Dudley jabbed at Simmons. Fans posted a “MISSING” poster seeking information on the Philly All-Star’s jump shot This series has the making of a...
Apr 19, 2019
LISTEN UP! Brooklyn Nets post-game audio from Game 3 loss

LISTEN UP! Brooklyn Nets post-game audio from Game 3 loss

D’Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert (podium) Jared Dudley Kenny Atkinson
Apr 18, 2019
Game 3: 76ers regain series lead at 2-1 following 131-115 win in Brooklyn

Game 3: 76ers regain series lead at 2-1 following 131-115 win in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Even with Joel Embiid out, the Nets couldn’t snag the win. Even after being laughed at on the podium after Game Two, the Nets weren’t nearly physical enough to stop Philadelphia. And even with the home crowd having their back, the Nets laid an egg at home and lost Game Three, 131-115, Thursday night at Barclays Center. They now trail 2-1 in the series and Philly has regained home court advantage. “Ben Simmons is a great player in transition. And once you get him into halfcourt, he’s average,” Jared Dudley infamously said at Brooklyn’s practice Wednesday....
Apr 18, 2019
NBA Playoffs Game 3: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Live Game Thread

NBA Playoffs Game 3: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Live Game Thread

WHO: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers (series tied 1-1) WHAT: We’re home! And while this isn’t your typical “revenge game,” it’s kinda a “revenge game.” Fros and elbows. WHERE: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY WHEN: 8:00 p.m. EST HOW: WWOR, NBCSP; TNT THE STORY: Preview The Sixers out-rebounded the Nets 49-32 and that is just too wide a margin for the Nets to allow again. They have to do a better job at boxing out the Sixers, especially on defense where Philly grabbed 15 offensive boards. Brooklyn doesn’t have nearly as much pure talent as Philadelphia, so they’re going...
Apr 17, 2019
PLAYOFFS IN BROOKLYN! NETS LOOK TO TAKE 2-1 LEAD OVER PHILLY

PLAYOFFS IN BROOKLYN! NETS LOOK TO TAKE 2-1 LEAD OVER PHILLY

Game 2 was not, how you say, a “success”. Philadelphia was able to tie the series 1-1 and head to Brooklyn with a 145-123 win. THAT’S RIGHT: BACK TO BROOKLYN AFTER FOUR LONG YEARS! Whatever happened in Game 2 —the 51-point third quarter, the Flagrant 1 that should have been a Flagrant 2, the disrespectful press conference— it’s over and Game 3 will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, USA, in front of a sell-out crowd. Yeah, it was deflating that the Nets couldn’t even sniff a comeback, but Thursday, the Nets will try to regain the series lead before a packed and...
Apr 17, 2019
Net anger at Sixer immaturity mounts as Game 3 approaches

Net anger at Sixer immaturity mounts as Game 3 approaches

It’s a playoff series now. First, Nets-76ers meets the rule that a playoff series doesn’t begin until the home team loses. That happened in Game 1. And now, after Joel Embiid’s controversial elbow to Jarrett Allen’s face in Game 2, it’s become personal. Very personal. After Wednesday’s practice, Nets players spoke about the flagrant foul — and how Embiid and Ben Simmons laughed off the controversy post-game Monday. Embiid apologized for the elbow and claimed it wasn’t intentional. Then, he and Simmons started laughing. ”I’m not usually humble, that’s why he’s...
Apr 17, 2019
D’Angelo Russell has to get beyond Ben Simmons defense

D’Angelo Russell has to get beyond Ben Simmons defense

After the Nets loss to the 76ers on Monday night, both Brett Brown and Kenny Atkinson praised Ben Simmons, not just for his triple double on offense, but for his defense on D’Angelo Russell, who had burned Philly with 26 points in the Nets Game 1 win. “His defensive effort on D’Angelo was spectacular, his aggression especially,” Brown said of the marquee match-up. “Ben was excellent,” Atkinson added. “He really picked it up. … They picked [Russell] up full court, denied him. That got us out of our rhythm.” Russell had 16 points, but shot just 6-of-16 with two assists and...
Apr 17, 2019
Back in Brooklyn, Nets hoping for rebound in front of big home crowd

Back in Brooklyn, Nets hoping for rebound in front of big home crowd

The Nets return to their practice court in Brooklyn Wednesday as they get ready for the first post-season game at Barclays Center in four years, since the Hawks beat them in six games in 2015. A win in Thursday’s game at Atlantic and Flatbush would put the Nets up 2-1 — and help them forget the shellacking they took in the second half Monday night in Philly. Players are hopeful that the crowd will be ready. “Very, very excited. I know the Barclays Center is going to be jumping in there,” D’Angelo Russell said. “I know our fans are [hungry]. Philly fans, they treated us well. I...
Apr 16, 2019
Rodions Kurucs made sure Ben Simmons learned his name

Rodions Kurucs made sure Ben Simmons learned his name

Ben, meet Rodions. Rodions, meet Ben. Following a frustrating 111-102 Game One loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Ben Simmons threw shade at Jared Dudley and Rodions Kurucs, whom he referred to as, “The other kid.” ”I think I could be more aggressive,” Simmons said on Saturday after the loss. “I got [Jared] Dudley and the other kid guarding me, so I got to be more aggressive attacking them.” The diss trickled over into Game Two. The chippy playoff battle has officially begun. The Nets and Sixers were tied at 64 apiece with three seconds remaining in the first half. Just a couple minutes...
Apr 16, 2019
Did refs blow a blatant flagrant 2 on Joel Embiid? Duh!

Did refs blow a blatant flagrant 2 on Joel Embiid? Duh!

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. — If the NBA was a cartoon, Jarrett Allen would’ve been laying on the floor with chirping birds flying in a circle above his head. The Nets trailed the 76ers by two points with 35 seconds left when Joel Embiid extended his elbows and delivered a swift haymaker into the face of Jarrett Allen. The refs deemed it a Flagrant 1 foul, but watching it live and re-watching it on video, it’s clear that it should’ve been a Flagrant 2 foul —and ejection— for Philly’s most dominant player. This is an elbow I would NOT want to take. Not for a million dollars. (Okay...
Apr 16, 2019
LISTEN UP! Nets post-game audio discussing loss to Sixers in Game Two

LISTEN UP! Nets post-game audio discussing loss to Sixers in Game Two

D’Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert (podium) Jarrett Allen Ed Davis Kenny Atkinson