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- Kevin Garnett Thanks Philly Hecklers For Putting ‘Little Kick In My Juice’ November 27, 2014Kevin Garnett is thankful for hecklers this year. The Brooklyn Nets were all too close to losing to the worst team in the NBA on Tuesday night, but some inspiration from an unlikely source ultimately saved them from an embarrassing defeat. The Nets held a measly two-point lead over the Philadelphia 76ers with under a minute remaining when Garnett stepped up and drained a 19-foot jumper with 33 seconds left to save his squad some serious humiliation. It was a clutch shot and one that wouldn’t have been possible without “the girls on the baseline,” apparently. “I wanna shout the girls out on the baseline for talking that s—,” Garnett said, per ESPN’s Mike Mazzeo. “Thank you. “I’m not gonna get into (what they said) — sorry Rod Thorn (for cursing) — but this was good,” Garnett continued. “I’m glad they did that. They put a little kick in my juice, and I needed that.” Garnett finished the game with nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals, to go along with some
- Anderson helps Nets beat winless 76ers 99-91 November 27, 2014PHILADELPHIA (AP) Alan Anderson scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Philadelphia 99-91 on Wednesday night to extend the 76ers' season-opening skid to 15 games - matching a franchise record. Philadelphia rallied from a 20-point deficit in the first half to the lead early in the fourth quarter, but Anderson and Mirza Teletovic led the way for the Nets in the final period. Teletovic had six of his nine points in the fourth. Joe Johnson had 21 points and Brook Lopez scored 19 for Brooklyn (6-8), which won for just the second time in eight games. Deron Williams added 17 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.
- Fo’ with the Foes: Brooklyn Nets November 26, 2014This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Brooklyn Nets who have lost 6 of their last 7 and are 2-5 on the road this season, but boast a roster filled with veteran NBA players (Garnett, Johnson, D-Will, Lopez) who have simply killed the Sixers over the years. After the jump, I’ll look a Fo’ key items for tonight’s game. Additionally, we’ll get a little more insight into this Nets team the Sixers face tonight from our colleague David Vertsberger at brooklynsfinestblog.com, as David will answer Fo’ questions on his Nets squad from us here at Philadunkia. Here are Fo’ key items I will be watching for tonight… 1) Get A Win: Brett Brown said after Wednesday night’s loss, “We’re not that far away. I genuinely believe that.” I’m not 100% sure what Brown was r
- Cavs Looking At Deal To Acquire Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko November 24, 2014Although the Cavs appear to be one of the favorites to land guard/forward Corey Brewer, they still have their eye on another player at that position. According to the Northeast Ohio Media Group, the Cavs are monitoring the situation for Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko. The Cavaliers are monitoring Andrei Kirilenko’s state of affairs in Brooklyn, Northeast […] The post Cavs Looking At Deal To Acquire Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko appeared first on Diehardsport.
- Report: Nets Looking to Trade Andrei Kirilenko November 24, 2014Andrei Kirilenko left the Brooklyn Nets this weekend and nobody is sure if he’ll ever come back. Rumor has it that the 76ers are interested in acquiring the veteran small forward, but Marc Stein is reporting that Philadelphia isn’t the only team that’s interested. And a rumble from the trade front: Word is Brooklyn’s market for Andrei Kirilenko is expanding beyond merely dispatching AK-47 to Philly — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 24, 2014 One intriguing option, if Nets wait ’til Dec. 15 when trade market expands, is said to be AK-47 back to Utah for Jeremy Evans/Toure Murry — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 24, 2014 Via ProBasketballTalk: Just $250,000 of Toure’ Murry’s $1 million salary is guaranteed, and Jeremy Evans makes $1,794,871. By dealing Kirilenko’s $3,326,235 salary, Brooklyn would not only save the difference in player salary, it’d also trim its sizable luxury-tax bill. The post Report: Nets Looking to Trade Andrei Kirilenko appeared first on Standing O Spo
- Struggling Nets Find Team Even They Can Beat November 27, 2014Philadelphia trailed by only 1 point with 1 minute 13 seconds remaining but could not overpower the Nets, and with the loss, the 76ers dropped to 0-15.
- Negative Numbers Piling Up for the 76ers November 26, 2014Philadelphia’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday was the team’s 14th straight — one loss short of the franchise record for consecutive defeats to start a season.
- Nets Face Stiff Test; Then the Game Starts November 24, 2014John Welch, a 51-year-old assistant coach for the Nets, plays aggressive one-on-one defense in practice against the team’s much larger players.
- Nets Edge the Thunder to Halt Skid November 22, 2014The reserve Jarrett Jack scored 23 points to lead the Nets.
- Jason Collins, the N.B.A.'s First Openly Gay Player, Retires November 20, 2014Collins, who became the N.B.A.'s first openly gay player as a Net after coming out in 2013 while a free agent, announced his retirement after 13 seasons.