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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Last season, Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd got a chance to see what one of his current players, Alan Anderson, could do first-hand. While he was playing with the Toronto Raptors, Anderson scored a career-high 35 points against Kidd’s New York Knicks on March 22. Now, Anderson is starting for Kidd’s Nets due to a hand injury that could cause Paul Pierce to miss a month of action. “He’s a guy that brings a lot to the table,” said Kidd, who wanted team brass to sign Anderson this offseason.
The Brooklyn Nets snapped a two-game losing streak with a 97-88 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday at the FedEx Forum. WHAT IT MEANS: The Nets capitalized against a Grizzlies team that also was decimated by injuries. Not that the Nets are going to feel sorry for anyone -- Brooklyn has been shorthanded all season long. The Nets, losers of 10 of their previous 12 games, improved to 5-12 overall, 3-8 away from home. With the win, the Nets moved two games behind the idle Toronto Raptors (6-9) for first place in the Atlantic Division and the No.
Despite his team’s early-season struggles, Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King remains in support of rookie coach Jason Kidd. “We’re still together. Guys still believe in Jason as their leader,” King told the YES Network during an interview that aired at halftime of the Nets-Toronto Raptors game Tuesday night. “They believe in each other. It’s been frustrating because we expect to be winning more games, but injuries have taken a toll on us and we’ve asked other guys to do a little bit more, but that’s not an excuse.
TORONTO — The Nets have been devastated by injuries during their horrid start to the season, but they can take solace in the fact that their list of four sidelined players won’t be increasing as point guard Shaun Livingston has been given the green light to play Tuesday night against the Raptors ...
Brooklyn Nets point guard Shaun Livingston will play in Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors, the team announced. Shaun Livingston #14 PGBrooklyn Nets 2014 STATS GM13 PPG8.4 RPG2.6 APG3.4 FG%.456 FT%.844Livingston had been listed as probable due to a head contusion. He suffered the injury late in Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Pistons. Point guard Deron Williams (ankle), center Brook Lopez (ankle), forward Andrei Kirilenko (back) and guard Jason Terry (knee) are all out.
CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose went through all of morning shootaround and is expected to play Monday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, according to Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. Rose had his best game of the season against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, scoring 20 points, including six three-pointers, and shooting 43.8 percent from the floor (7 of 16) for his highest percentage of the season. The Bulls hope the right hamstring injury that kept him out most of last week and forced him to miss Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors is behind him.
TORONTO -- Let's take a quick look at how the Chicago Bulls cruised to a 96-80 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at Air Canada Centre. How it happened: Carlos Boozer scored 14 points, pulled down 8 rebounds and dished out 6 assists as the Bulls picked up an impressive win without Derrick Rose, who sat out the game because of a right hamstring injury. Luol Deng chipped in with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Joakim Noah added 18 points and nine rebounds.
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Not much to say about Friday’s stinker that I didn’t cover here but a few more points: - Kyle Lowry’s hand injury might be bothering him more than he lets on. He shot well in Memphis, but followed with a 3-for-15 effort against Chicago that included 0-for-7 from deep. He’s been unable to find consistency [...]
TORONTO -- The Chicago Bulls are not a better basketball team without Derrick Rose. Most knowledgeable basketball fans know this, but there will undoubtedly be some frustrated fans who watched Friday night's dominant 96-80 win over the Toronto Raptors and think differently. Don't fall into the trap. Obviously, the Bulls are a better team with the former MVP on the floor -- even as he continues to struggle to find a rhythm and stay on the floor. Rose sat out his first game of the regular season on Friday while recovering from a right hamstring injury, and the Bulls decided to play their most...
TORONTO -- Friday night marks another case study in deciding how the Bulls will handle Derrick Rose's health this season as he makes his way back from reconstructive knee surgery. If Rose says he feels fine and he's ready to play against the Toronto Raptors, what should the Bulls do? Who will make the final call regarding whether he plays? After missing practice the last two days, it sounded as if Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls would err on the side of caution as it pertained to Rose's status after Thursday's practice.
From about the start of the second half Saturday night when Kyle Lowry did not come out with his team until Dwane Casey in his post-game media scrum described Lowry’s ankle sprain as minor, we were wondering if we had just witnessed the tipping point of the Raptors’ season.
Not once, but twice, Kyle Lowry dropped the athlete version of "It sucks and I don’t want to talk about it"
TORONTO -- The Boston Celtics tip off their 2013-14 season (and formally open the Brad Stevens era) on Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors. Here's 10 things to keep in mind as the season starts: AP Photo/Michael DwyerRajon Rondo will star the season by leading these Celtics from the bench.1. RONDO'S PRESENCE Rajon Rondo has been with the team nearly every day since camp opened while navigating the final stages of rehab from ACL surgery. He's hinted at a December return to the court, but that hasn't prevented him from having an impact on this team.
Toronto Raptors coach says injury won’t affect Kyle Lowry’s game: ‘He just has to get used to’ splint
With none of the point guards behind Lowry both coming off a solid pre-season and proven at this level, the Raptors need their starter
Compared to last year, everything had been going blissfully for the Toronto Raptors this pre-season
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Kenyon Martin's lingering ankle injury will keep him out of Monday's preseason game against the Raptors. It may also keep him out of the Knicks' season opener. Martin suffered an ankle injury late last season but returned to play in every playoff game for the Knicks. But the injury is still bothering Martin, according to Mike Woodson. "His knees are fine. He feels great there. It's just, he’s nursing his ankle," Woodson said after Saturday's practice.
It’s only the pre-season, but a crushing blow has already befallen the Raptors.
Opening night is three weeks away, yet the Raptors have already suffered a season-altering injury. Prior to Toronto’s preseason home opener, news broke from the Toronto Star‘s Doug Smith that The Raptor, the team’s mascot for the past 19 years, had blown out his Achilles and would miss the entire 2013-14 season. “My daughter cried,” […]
Jared Sullinger had 14 points and six rebounds in his first appearance following February back surgery, and Gerald Wallace tossed in 16 points. But the Celts could not overcome their inside deficiencies, falling to the Raptors, 97-89, in their preseason opener tonight. The C's took a 52-34 beating on points in the paint, a 22-11 whupping on second chance points and a 46-26 gouging on the glass. After coaching his first NBA game, Brad Stevens certainly knows what his team needs to work on.
Chris Forsberg/ESPN BostonThe Celtics close out practice Sunday with 5-on-5, halfcourt work.WALTHAM, Mass. -- Eight months and eight days after a season-ending back injury left him hobbling off the TD Garden floor, Celtics forward/center Jared Sullinger will resume game activity on that same parquet when Boston opens its exhibition slate with a visit from the Toronto Raptors on Monday evening. "It's going to be cool," said Sullinger, who tried to shift the focus to how a new-look team will respond than his first game action in 251 days.
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Otto Porter didn't participate in Monday's scrimmage with the Raptors, but he's expected to play in Tuesday's summer league game vs. the Nuggets.