Nets rout Pistons 103-75 to move into No. 6 spot in East
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nets haven't been to the playoffs in four years. On Monday night, they looked ready to return.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 points and Brooklyn held the Detroit Pistons to...
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,"...
Nets crush Mavericks 127-88 to end three-game skid
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nets needed a win, and they got their easiest one ever in Brooklyn.
DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Rodions Kurucs had 19 and the Nets easily snapped a three-game...
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...
Russell on the rise in Brooklyn and seeking first postseason
NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Russell stood high above Times Square, a spot where stars are showcased in New York.
He was front and center on a billboard celebrating the Nets' midseason success,...
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.
Even without Dinwiddie, Nets’ bench too much for Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nets needed someone to come in and change the game, but the guy they normally turn to wasn't available.
There were more than enough candidates left.
Theo Pinson, Ed Davis and Shabazz Napier carried a Nets bench that dominated the Knicks even without Spencer Dinwiddie, and Brooklyn beat New York 109-99 on Friday night for its sixth straight victory.
"We were losing. We had to do something and we wanted to come in and make a spark," Pinson said.
Dinwiddie will need thumb surgery, but Nets unsure how soon
NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie will need surgery for torn ligaments in his right thumb, though the Nets don't know how soon that would be or the length of the recovery.
For now, the Nets are only ruling their sixth man out for their game Friday against the New York Knicks. The team says it is consulting with doctors on the best course of action.
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.
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."
Nets beat Hornets 134-132 in 2OTs on Harris’ late layup
NEW YORK (AP) — Kemba Walker had the Nets down and almost out, and they turned to a gimmick defense to force the ball out of his hands.
Somebody else on the Charlotte Hornets was going to have to make the winning play, and Malik Monk tried.
It turned into the winning play for the Nets.
Joe Harris gathered the ball near midcourt after Monk lost his dribble and drove in for the tiebreaking layup with 3.4 seconds left in the second overtime, giving Brooklyn a 134-132 victory on Wednesday 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 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.
Russell scores 32, Nets beat Hawks 144-127 for 5th straight
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson watched the Nets let a 21-point lead slip to two and was reminded of the offensive flaws that sent the team spiraling on an eight-game skid a few weeks ago.
Needing a spark on the offensive end, Atkinson made sure D'Angelo Russell led the way.
Russell scored 32 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 18 and the Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 144-127 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.
Dinwiddie adds to big week with 27, Nets’ win streak at 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets keep adding to a big week.
The Washington Wizards sounded like a team that may be breaking up.
Dinwiddie scored 27 points in his first game since signing a three-year contract extension, and the Nets beat the Wizards 125-118 on Friday night for their season-best fourth straight victory.
Nets, Spencer Dinwiddie agree to contract extension
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets gave Spencer Dinwiddie a contract extension Thursday, a day after the best game of his career.
The three-year extension will be worth about $34 million for the guard who was playing in the NBA G League before he signed with the Nets on Dec. 8, 2016.
He has gone on to become one of their top players and scored a career-high 39 points, the most by any player off the bench in the NBA this season, in a victory at Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Dinwiddie scores career-best 39, Nets top 76ers 127-124
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie put on his best Stephen Curry impersonation.
Dinwiddie scored a career-high 39 points off the bench and Allen Crabbe had 20 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-124 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
"If I had two 3s in a row, I feel like Steph," Dinwiddie said. "I wasn't about to stop shooting after that. I don't know if I was in a zone, but if I hit two in a row, I'm hot and they know it."
Dinwiddie scores 25, Nets top Knicks 112-104
NEW YORK (AP) — Kenny Atkinson and the Brooklyn Nets are feeling a sense of satisfaction. Two wins in 24 hours will do that.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 20 to lead the Nets to a 112-104 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
"My Sunday will be a heck of a lot better," Atkinson said. "We call it a 'Q of L' win. Quality of life win. We feel a little bit better and everything tastes a little better."
Butler hits another winning 3 as Sixers rally past Nets
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Butler made a 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.
Butler's shot from the right wing, similar to the one that beat Charlotte in overtime on Nov. 17, capped Philadelphia's rally from 20 points down in a game the Nets led nearly all the way.
Butler finished with 34 points and 12 rebounds, and Joel Embiid had 32 points and 12 boards for the 76ers.
Kick game: Nets’ Dinwiddie plays with artwork on his feet
MIAMI (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie is wearing art on his feet this season.
It's for a good cause.
The Brooklyn guard is planning to have a different set of sneakers in every game this year, paying tribute to either various people or causes on that particular night. On Tuesday in Miami, his shoes were an homage to Heat guard Dwyane Wade — and Dinwiddie proudly got one of his childhood idols to sign the kicks afterward.
Russell, Nets add to Miami’s home misery, top Heat 104-92
MIAMI (AP) — The only 3-pointer that the Miami Heat made in the fourth quarter came with just about a minute to go, when Rodney McGruder connected from the right corner.
Problem is, he stepped out of bounds first.
And that sums up things right now for the Heat.
The Brooklyn Nets were more than happy to add to Miami's home woes. D'Angelo Russell scored 20 points, Jarrett Allen had 13 points and 14 rebounds and the Nets prevailed 104-92 on Tuesday night — handing Miami a fifth consecutive home loss.
Dinwiddie, Russell help Nets get first win without LeVert
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson thinks the Nets can succeed without Caris LeVert.
They took the first step toward proving it Friday night.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-best 25 points, D'Angelo Russell had 23 and the Nets beat the Washington Wizards 115-104 for their first win since LeVert's gruesome foot injury.
Heat beat Nets 120-107 to end three-game losing streak
NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Heat were eager to rediscover their defense after their poor recent performances.
They did it rather easily against a team beginning life without its leading scorer.
Tyler Johnson scored a season-high 24 points, Goran Dragic had 21 and the Heat beat the short-handed Brooklyn Nets 120-107 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Dinwiddie hits late 3, Nets beat Pistons 120-119 in OT
NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie and his teammates are trying to change the perception of the Brooklyn Nets. That is why what transpired at Barclays Center on Wednesday night was so important to the fourth-year guard.
Crabbe’s career-high 41 lifts Nets to 3rd straight win
NEW YORK (AP) — The rebuilding Brooklyn Nets have finally started to click over the season's final month.
Allen Crabbe is hoping it'll carry over to next season.
Crabbe scored 20 of his career-high 41 points in the first quarter and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 114-105 on Monday night for their first three-game winning streak this season.
The Nets have won seven of 12 games since March 17 after dropping 18 of 21.
Kings outlast Nets 116-111 in overtime
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De'Aaron Fox passed up a chance at a game-winning 3-pointer and settled for a tying floater at the end of regulation. Bogdan Bogdanovic followed Fox's lead in overtime with a couple of momentum-swinging shots of his own.
Sacramento's top two rookies certainly are looking a lot more comfortable in the big moments.
Nets beat 76ers 116-108 to snap 4-game skid
NEW YORK (AP) — Feeling good after his best performance since knee surgery, D'Angelo Russell was just happy his struggling team won.
Especially because of what it meant to Jahlil Okafor.
Russell scored 22 points, Okafor capped the decisive spurt of the game with a basket against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-108 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game skid.
Westbrook’s late basket lifts Thunder past Nets
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had one goal on the Thunder's final possession: make it to the rim.
The Brooklyn Nets left him just enough space, and the reigning MVP put Oklahoma City over the top once again.
Westbrook made a go-ahead layup with 3.3 seconds left to help the Thunder rally from a 15-point second-half deficit and beat the Nets 109-108 on Tuesday night.
"They sat in the paint all game long," Westbrook said. "I was just trying a way to get to the basket."
Dinwiddie basket in last second, Nets beat Pistons 101-100
DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie hit the big shot against a familiar foe.
Dinwiddie's jumper with 0.9 seconds left lifted the Brooklyn Nets over Detroit 101-100 Sunday, the Pistons' fifth straight loss.
After a basket by Andre Drummond put the Pistons ahead with 4.7 seconds left, Dinwiddie took the inbounds pass, drove to 14 feet and drained a jumper against his former teammates.
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