NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

U.S. 10/09/19, 19:10

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and ...

Nets need more talent, but won’t change their building plan

Sports 04/25/19, 12:14

Sean Marks started stumping for the Brooklyn Nets even before the season ended.The Nets had just fallen into a 3-1 hole in a heated series with the Philadelphia 76ers last Saturday when Marks entered the referees' locker room to complain. The NBA ended up fining the general manager $25,000 and ...

Nets’ summer includes decision on Russell after playoff run

Basketball 04/24/19, 13:56

D'Angelo Russell was an All-Star and the Brooklyn Nets became a playoff team. Neither looked likely four months ago. So it was a surprisingly successful season, though there's plenty for the Nets to build on — including a decision on whether Russell will have a role. Nets players were proud of their ...

Simmons, Embiid usher 76ers past Nets and into 2nd round

Sports 04/23/19, 21:47

Ben Simmons thumped his chest after a big dunk , Joel Embiid pointed toward an overmatched defender on a slam of his own, and the Philadelphia 76ers flexed their offensive muscle from the opening tip to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-100 on Tuesday night and close out their Eastern Conference ...

Butler, Dudley tossed after Embiid’s foul in 76ers-Nets game

Sports 04/20/19, 18:27

Jared Dudley didn't like the way Joel Embiid has been delivering fouls.Jimmy Butler didn't like the way Dudley tried to show it.They both ended up getting ejected Saturday after their reactions led to a scuffle.CORRECTS TO SECOND HALF NOT FIRST HALF - Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, third from ...

Embiid returns, leads 76ers past Nets 112-108 for 3-1 lead

Basketball 04/20/19, 16:51

Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead.Embiid also had a flagrant foul that led to a scuffle and two ...

Embiid starting Game 4 for 76ers against Nets

Sports 04/20/19, 14:06

Joel Embiid is back in the starting lineup for the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid missed Game 3 with left knee soreness and was listed as doubtful to play Saturday. But he warmed up before the game and was listed among the ...

Embiid listed as doubtful for 76ers’ Game 4 vs Nets

Sports 04/19/19, 16:55

The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night ...

Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid

Sports 04/18/19, 22:01

Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and 16 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers shook off the absence of Joel Embiid to beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-115 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.Without their All-Star man in the middle, ...

Home-court advantage? Warriors had it, now 76ers need it

Sports 04/14/19, 18:35

Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home.Not home for the summer. Home for a game.Only the Golden State Warriors managed to win there Saturday in a rough day for the higher seeds. Both No. 2s lost, and the Brooklyn Nets won the game and the ...

Bad knee makes Embiid doubtful for 76ers in Game 1 vs. Nets

Basketball 04/12/19, 17:03

Joel Embiid could start the postseason on the bench.Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers' All-Star center, is doubtful to play Saturday in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets because of tendinitis in his left knee that cost him most of the final month of the season"If I ...

Wade has triple-double in finale; Nets beat Heat for 6th

Sports 04/10/19, 21:26

Dwyane Wade capped his career in style, with one last triple-double before heading off to retirement.The Brooklyn Nets' destination is Philadelphia, where they are headed as the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference.Wade had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his final NBA game, which the Nets ...

Nets end playoff drought with 108-96 win over Pacers

Basketball 04/07/19, 18:34

D'Angelo Russell scored 20 points and Joe Harris added 19 on Sunday, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 108-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers and back into the NBA playoffs for the first time in four years.The Nets moved into position to clinch when Miami lost in overtime at Toronto ...

Source: Pelicans begin interviews for GM post

Basketball 04/04/19, 19:10

A person familiar with the process says the New Orleans Pelicans have begun interviewing candidates to become the club's new general manager.The person says the list of candidates includes current Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry, as well as former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, Golden State assistant GM ...

Siakam, Leonard lead Raptors past Nets 115-105

Sports 04/03/19, 21:00

Pascal Siakam had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 26 points and nine boards and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-105 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.Serge Ibaka finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors (56-23), who need to win their ...

Bucks beat Nets as Antetokounmpo returns to the lineup

Sports 04/01/19, 23:46

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 11 rebounds in his return to the lineup, Eric Bledsoe added 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-121 on Monday night.Reserve guard George Hill chipped in 22 points while Brook Lopez and Sterling Brown each scored 14 for the Bucks, ...

Antetokounmpo returns to lead Bucks past Nets, 131-121

Sports 04/01/19, 21:39

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 11 rebounds in his return to the lineup, Eric Bledsoe added 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-121 on Monday night.Reserve guard George Hill chipped in 22 points while Brook Lopez and Sterling Brown each scored 14 for the Bucks, ...

Jackson, Pistons end Blazers’ 6-game streak with 99-90 win

Basketball 03/30/19, 20:41

Reggie Jackson scored 28 points, Andre Drummond had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons ended the Portland Trail Blazers' six-game winning streak with a 99-90 victory on Saturday night.The Pistons were missing Blake Griffin, who was scratched moments before game time with a sore left knee, but ...

Russell’s 20-point 3rd leads Nets over Celtics 110-96

Basketball 03/30/19, 19:32

D'Angelo Russell scored 20 of his 29 points in another blistering third quarter against Boston, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 110-96 victory over the short-handed Celtics on Saturday night.Back from a seven-game trip that lasted more than two weeks, the Nets had a happy homecoming thanks largely to Russell, ...

Embiid’s big night leads 76ers past Nets 123-110

Basketball 03/28/19, 20:37

Joel Embiid had 39 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 123-110 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.JJ Redick scored 18 points and Ben Simmons had 16 points and eight assists for the 76ers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.The game matched ...

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