PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — They had just clinched a playoff spot, though there were no cheers or celebrations from the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead, just silence and prayers for Jusuf...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic had 32 points and 16 rebounds before suffering a gruesome left leg injury in the second overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the Brooklyn Nets...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — D'Angelo Russell took no public pleasure in playing a pretty big role in officially eliminating the Los Angeles Lakers from playoff contention for yet another...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — D'Angelo Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams continues to prove that he is not only the Los Angeles Clippers' most valuable player, but the NBA's leading candidate for Sixth Man of the Year.
Gobert shakes off illness to lead Jazz past Nets, 114-98
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A flu bug kept Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert from feeling at full strength before tipoff and caused him to vomit in the locker room after the game.
Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Nets
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Once Russell Westbrook figured out which of his many skills to focus on, everything changed.
Oklahoma City's point guard had 10 of his 11 assists in the second half and...
Nets hold off Hawks 114-112 for 3rd straight win
ATLANTA (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie didn't care that the Brooklyn Nets gave an ugly performance. They still escaped Atlanta with a victory.
"Honestly, we just got enough stops, just barely...
NEW YORK (AP) — Locked in a tight game in the fourth quarter, the Brooklyn Nets needed answers quickly.
That meant Spencer Dinwiddie.
"He's a speed demon. He's a dragster out there,"...
NEW YORK (AP) — Gregg Popovich had watched his players struggle to guard their men, and finally decided he wouldn't even let them try.
So a night after they surrendered 130 points in a loss...
Miami posts largest win of season, beat Nets 117-88
MIAMI (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 25 points, Derrick Jones Jr. added 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat never trailed on the way to easily topping the Brooklyn Nets 117-88 on Saturday...
Heat run away from Nets, win 117-88
MIAMI (AP) — Getting big leads hasn't been a problem lately for the Miami Heat. Keeping them, however, has been an enormous issue.
NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Kaminsky was told Friday the opportunity he wanted was finally going to come.
Charlotte coach James Borrego hadn't make Kaminsky part of his rotation for much of this...
NEW YORK (AP) — The clothing brand Coogi has launched a full-court press against the Brooklyn Nets over a Notorious B.I.G.-inspired jersey.
The New York Times says a special version of the...
Nets shut down struggling Spurs in 101-85 victory
NEW YORK (AP) — Worst scoring performance of the season. Worst rodeo road trip of any season.
The San Antonio Spurs have rarely looked this shaky so close to the playoffs.
Russell’s 40 points lift Nets to 117-115 win over Hornets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Six days after his first All-Star appearance, D'Angelo Russell believes his confidence is at an all-time high.
"For sure, because I feel like when you have that...
Center duo of Nurkic, Kanter leads Blazers over Nets, 113-99
NEW YORK (AP) — When Jusuf Nurkic went to the bench, the Portland Trail Blazers inserted a player who barely knew their offense.
Imagine how good Portland's center combination can be once...
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New York Liberty excited for upcoming season with new owners
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been five weeks since the New York Liberty were sold to an investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai, and the front office has been working hard to get...
Russell scores 36, Nets outlast Cavaliers 148-139 in 3OTs
CLEVELAND (AP) — DeMarre Carroll saved the day for the Brooklyn Nets, and D'Angelo Russell took advantage of the extra opportunity.
Russell scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime after Carroll's desperation 3-pointer in the second OT tied the game, and the Nets outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers 148-139 on Wednesday night.
Russell's big finish wouldn't have been possible if Carroll hadn't shocked everyone with his buzzer-beating shot.
Leonard hits winning basket, Raptors beat Nets 127-125
TORONTO (AP) — Marc Gasol was a winner in his first home game with the Toronto Raptors — thanks to a sweet shot by Kawhi Leonard.
Leonard banked home the tiebreaking basket with 4.2 seconds remaining and the Raptors edged the Brooklyn Nets 127-125 on Monday night.
"I asked if he called 'bank,'" Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. "He said he called 'game.'"
Markkanen leads Bulls to 125-106 rout of Nets
NEW YORK (AP) — Otto Porter Jr. had a strong debut for the Chicago Bulls — even without a practice or walkthrough with his new teammates.
Two days after being acquired from Washington, Porter scored 18 points to help lift the Bulls to a 125-106 rout of the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
"He played great," Lauri Markkanen said. "I'm glad we have him."
LeVert set to rejoin Nets on Friday after foot injury
NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert is set to rejoin the Brooklyn Nets after missing nearly three months with a dislocated right foot.
Coach Kenny Atkinson says LeVert "is in" for the Nets' home game on Friday against the Chicago Bulls.
Orlando C Bamba out indefinitely with left leg injury
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Orlando Magic reserve center Mo Bamba will be out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left leg.
The team made the announcement in a news release before the Magic were set to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. Bamba also missed Saturday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Big game for Giannis helps NBA-best Bucks beat Nets 113-94
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the cold-shooting Brooklyn Nets 113-94 on Monday night.
The injury-depleted Nets missed 19 of their first 20 3-point attempts, making it another easy night for the team with the NBA's best record. Brooklyn finished 5 for 42 (11.9 percent) behind the arc.
Malcolm Brogdon added 16 points and Eric Bledsoe had 15 for the Bucks, who won their fourth straight, all by double digits.
Giannis, NBA-best Bucks beat cold-shooting Nets 113-94
NEW YORK (AP) — They already had the NBA's best record, so Giannis Antetokounmpo knew the Bucks were a good team.
A powerful finish to a five-game road trip showed him they might be even better than that.
"To finish our road trip with four wins in a row says a lot about this team and how great it can be," Antetokounmpo said.
Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, and Milwaukee beat the cold-shooting Brooklyn Nets 113-94 on Monday night.
LeVert to practice with G League team as he works to return
NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert will practice with the Brooklyn Nets' NBA G League affiliate on Tuesday as he works to return from a dislocated right foot.
Coach Kenny Atkinson says Monday that he doesn't know how soon LeVert will be ready for game action, though he says the guard is "progressing great."
Vucevic has 24 points to lift Magic over Nets 102-89
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic, as usual, was the key player for Orlando.
But it was unexpected contributions from Jonathan Isaac and Wes Iwundu that were the difference in the Magic's 102-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night, their second straight win.
Vucevic, selected for his first All-Star Game on Thursday, had 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, when Orlando put away a Brooklyn team that never got it going offensively the entire night.
Derrick White’s career night leads Spurs past Nets, 117-114
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs relied on LaMarcus Aldridge until they were able to put things together against a sneaky zone defense from the Brooklyn Nets.
Leaning on Aldridge has worked out pretty well this season.
Derrick White scored a career-high 26 points, Aldridge had 20 and the Spurs rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Brooklyn 117-114 on Thursday night, their 16th straight win at home over the Nets.
Nets G Spencer Dinwiddie has surgery on right thumb
BOSTON (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie had surgery Monday to fix torn ligaments in his right thumb.
The team announced the operation prior to a game against the Boston Celtics. Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he'd been texting with Dinwiddie — presumably using his left hand — and says the 25-year-old is in "good spirits."
Atkinson declined to provide a timeline for Dinwiddie's return.
Celtics star Irving sidelined with hip injury vs. Brooklyn
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving is missing Monday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets because of a hip injury.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said the guard "woke up stiff and sore" and thought he suffered the injury in a first-half fall during a loss to Golden State on Saturday night.
Nets say Dinwiddie being evaluated for right thumb injury
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets say guard Spencer Dinwiddie is being evaluated for a right thumb injury.
The team gave no other details Thursday about the injury to Dinwiddie, one of the keys to their surprising run to sixth place in the Eastern Conference. They said more information would be provided after the diagnosis had been completed.
Russell’s double-double helps Nets edge Magic 114-110
NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Russell could very well make his first NBA All-Star game appearance next month in Charlotte. After yet another big offensive performance for the surging Brooklyn Nets, the young point guard was quick to credit a key defensive play by one of his teammates.
Russell had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds, Spencer Dinwiddie scored 29 points, and the Nets edged the Orlando Magic 114-110 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Nets minority owner buys WNBA’s Liberty
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty have a new owner and get to keep their NBA ties.
An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has bought the Liberty, the WNBA announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. Tsai, co-founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, bought a 49 percent interest in the Nets in April.
AP sources: Nets minority owner agrees to buy WNBA’s Liberty
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are finally about to have a new owner.
An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has agreed to buy the New York Liberty, pending approval by the NBA Board of Governors, two people familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on Monday. They said the WNBA Board of Governors approved the sale a few days ago.
Those speaking to the AP did so on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made.
Russell scores 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic 117-115
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — This winning thing has become a habit for the Brooklyn Nets — and apparently no deficit is too large to overcome lately.
D'Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back after trailing by as many as 21 points to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday night.
Harden scores 58 points in Rockets’ OT loss to Nets
HOUSTON (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie didn't seem to be nearly as wowed by his late-game scoring for the Brooklyn Nets as he was by the fact that his team got an overtime victory on a night James Harden had a season-high 58 points.
"The man had 60 and we won," Dinwiddie said, shaking his head and only slightly exaggerating Harden's performance. "That's big-time for a young group."
Russell scores 34, Nets send Celtics to 3rd straight loss
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Celtics had been beating the Brooklyn Nets for years, first in trades and then in games.
With D'Angelo Russell on a roll and Kyrie Irving on the bench in street clothes, Brooklyn finally broke through.
Russell scored 18 of his 34 points in the third quarter and the Nets ended a 10-game losing streak to Boston with a 109-102 victory on Monday night, sending the Celtics to a winless three-game road trip.
Leonard has 20 points, 11 rebounds, Raptors top Nets 122-105
TORONTO (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets needed one more victory to match their best stretch in four years.
Instead, they stumbled in Toronto — again.
Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam scored 16 points and the Raptors beat the Nets 122-105 on Friday night for their second seven-game home winning streak of the season.
AP source: Nets minority owner’s group nearing Liberty deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai is close to adding another New York team to his sports portfolio.
An investment group led by the co-founder of the Alibaba Group is close to a deal to buy the Liberty, a person familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person, who said the deal could be done within a week, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the discussions were private. The WNBA's regular season begins in May.
Irving scores 17 in return as Celtics top sloppy Nets 116-95
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics shared the ball extremely well. The sloppy Brooklyn Nets helped them out a lot, too.
Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games with an eye injury and scored 17 points to lead eight players in double figures as Boston beat the Nets 116-95 on Monday night.
Jayson Tatum added 16 points, and Al Horford, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart each scored 12 for the Celtics, who won their third straight game.
Irving set to play after missing 2 games with eye injury
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics star Kyrie Irving is back in the lineup against the Brooklyn Nets after being sidelined with an eye injury.
Irving missed two games after scratching both corneas in a collision Dec. 31 at San Antonio. Boston won both — against Minnesota and Dallas — while Irving was out.
He leads the team in scoring and assists entering Monday, averaging 23.1 points per game and 6.6 assists.
Russell leads Nets past Bulls 117-100 for 3rd win in a row
CHICAGO (AP) — D'Angelo Russell is on a roll, and so are the Brooklyn Nets.
Russell scored 28 points, DeMarre Carroll had 20 points off the bench and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-100 on Sunday for their third straight victory.
Jarrett Allen added 19 and six rebounds as the Nets improved to 12-3 in their last 15 games, matching their best 15-game stretch since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.
Russell topped 20 points for the fourth straight game and is averaging 26.5 points in the span.
Russell, Carroll lead surging Nets past Grizzlies, 109-100
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets had the right formula for a winning start to their road trip.
"Defense, defense, defense. I thought we were outstanding defensively," Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said.
D'Angelo Russell had 23 points and 10 assists, DeMarre Carroll added 20 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Nets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 109-100 on Friday night.
Nets bounce back, beat weary Suns 111-103
NEW YORK (AP) — Deandre Ayton was eating breakfast after a short, sleepless night when the reality of NBA life hit the rookie.
In college, he'd have had a break Sunday.
This is the pros.
"I was talking to the coach, I was like, 'Yo, we've got to do this again,'" he said.
He and the Suns found out just how tough that is with weary legs after playing three overtimes a night earlier.
Nets’ Atkinson fined $25,000 for outburst against officials
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson has been fined $25,000 for verbally abusing game officials and failing to leave the court quickly enough after he was ejected.
The league announced the fine on Saturday.
Atkinson was thrown out of the Nets' 114-106 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. With 1:09 remaining and Brooklyn trailing by five, Atkinson ran onto the court to confront an official after a foul was called against Rodions Kurucs.
Nets hang on to beat Bulls 96-93, extend winning streak to 7
CHICAGO (AP) — A few weeks ago, the Brooklyn Nets were mired in an extended losing streak mainly because of shortcomings on the defensive end late in games.
On this night, they showed just how much they've progressed in that area.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points off the bench and made a critical defensive play in the final seconds, lifting the Nets over the Chicago Bulls 96-93 Wednesday for their seventh consecutive victory.
Russell helps Nets hold off Lakers for 6-game winning streak
NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets ran the NBA's longest winning streak to six games by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 115-110 on Tuesday night.
Joe Harris added 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 for the Nets, who last won six in a row from March 25 to April 3, 2015. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 17 points and Jared Dudley made some big baskets down the stretch to score 13.
Nets hold off Lakers to extend winning streak to 6 games
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were rallying, trying to send themselves home on a winning note.
The hottest team in the NBA wouldn't allow it.
The Brooklyn Nets ran their longest winning streak in nearly four years to six games with a 115-110 victory Tuesday night, emphatically stopping James on his first shot and then holding him off down the stretch.