3:06 AM EST, Thu January 24, 2019
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Clara Wu Tsai joins celebrity sports and entertainment lineup pushing justice reform

Clara Wu Tsai joins celebrity sports and entertainment lineup pushing justice reform

Some of the country’s top sports and entertainment figures are teaming up to reform the nation’s justice system ... and Brooklyn is well represented. One of the Nets co-owners and Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z have joined with rapper Meek Mill and the owners of the 76ers, Michael Rubin, and Patriots, Robert Kraft, to form the Reform Alliance, which will lobby to change state probation and parole laws around the country. Van Jones, an Obama White House official and CNN host, will be the group’s CEO. The program, with a $50 million budget, was unveiled Wednesday. Clara Wu Tsai — a...
4 hours ago
Make that FIVE straight: Nets squeeze out late victory over Orlando, 114-110

Make that FIVE straight: Nets squeeze out late victory over Orlando, 114-110

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The last time these two teams played, the Nets erased a 21-point deficit and defeated the Magic in improbable fashion. This one wasn’t exactly a comeback, but it was another intriguing ending with the Nets finding ways to dig it out, 114-110. The Nets are 26-23 on the season, have won five straight games — six straight at home (11 of 12) and are the NBA’s hottest team since December 6 with an 18-5 record. It’s their best 23-game stretch since the 2005-2006 season. They’re two wins away from matching their win total from last season. It came on the backs of the...
8 hours ago
Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic Live Game Thread: Nets looking to win....again...after winning...again

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic Live Game Thread: Nets looking to win....again...after winning...again

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (25-23) vs. Orlando Magic (20-27) WHAT: These Nets, man. Here we go - gunning for those playoffs and taking on one beatable team at a time. WHERE: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY WHEN: 7:30 p.m. EST HOW: YES, FSFL; NBA League Pass THE STORY: Game Preview The Magic as a team shoot 44.8% from the field and also attempt the least amount of free throws per game in the league with 18.8 which puts them almost an entire attempt behind the 29th ranked Chicago Bulls who are literally trying to lose games. The most recent Nets-Magic game was close due to Orlando’s strong team...
17 hours ago
Nets 2K19 Ratings: Brooklyn now with four players above 80

Nets 2K19 Ratings: Brooklyn now with four players above 80

With the Brooklyn Nets thriving on the basketball court, we could all expect some players to get a boost in their NBA2K19 ratings. Well, that’s what happened. The Nets now have four players that are rated above 80. #Nets now have 4 players above 80 after beginning the season with only 1. @Dloading: 84@SDinwiddie_25: 82@CarisLeVert: 82 @_bigjayy_: 81#NBA2K19— Bryan Fonseca (@BryanFonsecaNY) January 22, 2019 Let’s take a look at their progression... D’Angelo Russell 84 Prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, the Nets point guard was rated an 83 and the highest rated Net in...
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Brooklyn Nets attendance rising as team wins ... and stars emerge

Brooklyn Nets attendance rising as team wins ... and stars emerge

As Greg Joyce of the Post reports Wednesday morning, the Nets 17-5 record over the last six weeks is having a positive effect on attendance at Barclays Center. There are still empty seats, but a lot fewer of them. Moreover, the fans have become more enthusiastic, less willing to sit back and let interlopers from other teams take the lead at the Nets home gym. Joyce notes... During the Nets’ first 13 games at home this season — in which they went just 3-10 — their average attendance was 13,813. In their last 11 home games — in which they are 10-1 — the average attendance has...
Jan 22, 2019
Magic, DLo’s victim on Friday, arrives in Brooklyn for return match

Magic, DLo’s victim on Friday, arrives in Brooklyn for return match

It’s like, kind of hilarious how good this Nets team is right now. Remember when they lost eight straight games? Me neither. A 123-94 win against the Kings bumped Brooklyn’s record up to 25-23 for the season, good for sixth in the Eastern Conference, and they now have scored more points than their opponents. The win was their fourth straight and the Nets have won eight of their last ten... 2019 has been very fun so far. The Orlando Magic, who the Nets recently beat, are coming to Brooklyn for a little mid-week match-up. Orlando, Washington, and Detroit are all within a half game of...
Jan 22, 2019
Kenneth Faried: Nets weren’t honest with me

Kenneth Faried: Nets weren’t honest with me

Kenneth Faried is with the Rockets now. His buyout —reportedly only a $450,000 discount on his $13.8 million contract— got done quickly. Once he cleared waivers, it was on to Houston. In his first game with the Rockets, he scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds, but the 76ers blew out his new team. Tuesday, he was back in New York for a game against the Knicks and with New York writers as his audience, he unloaded on the Nets front office for not playing him ... and claimed they wouldn’t give him not give him honest answers about his situation. “It’s very frustrating. A lot of,...
Jan 22, 2019
Treveon Graham demonstrates why he has Kenny Atkinson’s trust

Treveon Graham demonstrates why he has Kenny Atkinson’s trust

The Nets have now won four straight, and Treveon Graham has played a vital role in two of them. Bryan Fonseca caught up with the forward ahead of Monday’s game against the Kings. After signing with the Brooklyn Nets on July 30, Treveon Graham quickly became a Kenny Atkinson favorite. His 6’5”, 241-pound frame, his versatility, defense and shooting ability all caught the eye of the third-year Net head coach instantly, and Graham was able to take advantage of some early injury woes and crack a spot in the rotation in pre-season. And then, a hamstring injury only two games into the...
Jan 21, 2019
Power Rankings: Nets moving on up ... but not high

Power Rankings: Nets moving on up ... but not high

Even before their blowout of the Kings on Monday afternoon, power rankers had begun to take notice of what they were doing ... to a certain extent. Those who put together power rankings seem to take one of two roads to their compilation: who’s hot at the moment or who has the best record. Sometimes, if the pundits are lucky, a team will be both, but what of the Nets who have been hot now for nearly six weeks, since December 6, but are still just above .500? They’ve moved up, of course, but despite their wins, their 17-5 record over that stretch, they can’t seem to break into the...
Jan 21, 2019
Jordan Loyd and Raptors 905 Big Three beat Long Island Nets, 113-87

Jordan Loyd and Raptors 905 Big Three beat Long Island Nets, 113-87

Entering Monday’s game at Nassau Coliseum, the Long Island Nets had won both meetings against their Atlantic Division rival the Raptors 905 this season and had won the past five meetings against them. Well, the Nets did not extend that streak. Long Island struggled to score the ball throughout the game and never held a lead in the game. With this loss, the Nets now have only two losses by double figures. With the loss, the Nets fall to 18-9 and reduce their Eastern Conference lead to 1.5 games. Raptors 905 (17-11) is now tied for second in the Eastern Conference with the Lakeland Magic...
Jan 21, 2019
Nets, Barclays Center to host food bank for federal employees

Nets, Barclays Center to host food bank for federal employees

Federal workers and their families who’ve shouldering the burden of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, will get some help from the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center Tuesday afternoon. To help those impacted, Food Bank for New York City will activate a mobile food pantry at Barclays Center Tuesday to distribute food and essentials to approximately 500 families in the community who are being affected by the government shutdown, with the support of Stop & Shop’s resources and local staff. In addition to food and essentials, families in attendance will also receive a special...
Jan 21, 2019
LISTEN UP! Post-game audio from Russell, Dinwiddie, Carroll and Harris

LISTEN UP! Post-game audio from Russell, Dinwiddie, Carroll and Harris

D’Angelo Russell Joe Harris DeMarre Carroll (part 1) DeMarre Carroll (part 2) Spencer Dinwiddie
Jan 21, 2019
Russell leads the Nets to its 4th straight victory with a 123-94 win over the Kings

Russell leads the Nets to its 4th straight victory with a 123-94 win over the Kings

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — “I feel the momentum building with the fans,” Kenny Atkinson said before the game. “I hear them... We want to turn this place into the place to be.” And that’s what it’s becoming. In front of a packed-out Barclays Center crowd, the Brooklyn Nets (25-23) won its fourth straight game — sixth straight at home — with a 124-93 victory over the Sacramento Kings (24-23). The Nets are three wins away from matching last year’s total and are 17-5 in the last 22 games. That’s the best 22-game stretch since 2014. They remain the hottest team in the NBA, and it’s...
Jan 21, 2019
Joe Tsai agrees to buy Liberty. Is he the next big thing in NBA?

Joe Tsai agrees to buy Liberty. Is he the next big thing in NBA?

Monday’s news from AP that Joe Tsai has agreed to buy the New York Liberty is significant in a lot of ways. The minority owner of the Nets —and majority owner in waiting— is seen as a savior for the Liberty, Madison Square Garden’s afterthought, and someone who wants a bigger presence in the New York sports scene. But the move sets up Tsai up as a major player in the NBA as well. Not only will he soon own an NBA franchise, a WNBA franchise and yes, a G League franchise and an esports franchise in the league’s biggest market, he’s already serving as a key adviser Commissioner...