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Brooklyn Nets 2015-2016 News and Updates
4/27/15 - The Brooklyn Nets shocked everyone, and achieved something for the first time this season: they beat out the Atlanta Hawks. Not only that, the Nets managed to do it twice. Even though they came close, the Nets lost both of their away games, but they held their own admirably on their own court. It is amazing that the team that snuck their way into the playoffs at the last minute kept the conference leader down to a measly 83 points on April 25th. They need two more wins to move on to conference semifinals, and there is only one more home game in this round, which means the Nets will need to win on the Hawk's court at least once to survive. It is a tall order, but the Nets have already surprised us once this week.
4/21/15 - The Brooklyn Nets were barely able to make it into the playoffs, earning their spot on the final day of the season, so no one expected much from them in the postseason. They have finished their first game, against the conference leader, the Atlanta Hawks, and while they were not able to take the victory, they only lost by a slim seven points. Considering the Nets lost all four of their matchups with the Hawks throughout the season, by much more than that, this is a huge achievement. If the Nets can continue to play well, they might just have a chance at knocking out the big league leader, especially once they get on their own court. Tickets for the first home Nets game of the playoffs start at $43.
4/13/15 - The final game of the season is here for the Brooklyn Nets. After ending their winning streak, the Nets have had a rough time on the court. They lost to the Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls, and now all that remains is an away game against the Orlando Magic on April 15th. The Nets still have a hope to make it into the playoffs, but it is a long shot. If they are able to beat the Magic, and the Indiana Pacers lose against the Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn will barely edge out the Pacers for the number eight spot in the Eastern Conference. The Nets are ranked higher than the Magic, and the Grizzlies already earned a spot in the postseason, so there may just be a chance for Brooklyn.
4/6/15 - Unfortunately, the Brooklyn Nets have ended their winning streak, but it looks like they are already back on the horse. They were able to add two more wins, against the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors, before the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks, beat them. Immediately following that 99-131 defeat, the Nets started a series of three home games. So far, they are doing very well, beating the Trail Blazers 96-106. Next up, the Nets will be taking on the Atlanta Hawks again, this time on Brooklyn's home court. Being the Nets' biggest competition, playing the Hawks will be good practice for the playoffs. That game promises to be very exciting, but it also marks one of four remaining home games in the regular season.
3/30/15 - The Brooklyn Nets' amazing streak continues. They are up to four consecutive wins and they have won eight of their last 10 games, six of which were over 100 points. Most recently, the Nets beat out the Indiana Pacers on March 31st. After securing an 18-point lead before the end of the first quarter, Brooklyn went all the way to 111 points, winning by a slim five-point lead. It is a shame the Nets were not able to get into the postseason, because it seems they just hit their stride. There are six remaining home games for the Nets, five of which are against playoff contenders. The future promises to be very exciting for Brooklyn Nets fans. You can catch their first game, against the Toronto Raptors, for $23.
3/23/15 - The Brooklyn Nets might not have made the playoffs, but they are currently playing better than they have for the rest of the season. Their most recent 91-88 victory against the Charlotte Hornets marks their fifth win in seven games and brings their record to 30-40. This might not have been a very high scoring game, but just earlier this week the Nets took a victory from the Milwaukee Bucks with an amazing 129 points. Going all the way to double overtime and ending with a slim, two-point lead, that was the most exciting game Brooklyn has had in recent memory. Next up, the Nets will play the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tickets are still available for the March 27th game for $88. With only nine home games remaining, the season is nearly over.
3/16/15 - Things were looking dicey for the Brooklyn Nets last week when they reached a five-game losing streak, but they have been playing better more recently. It was a very low scoring game when they took on the Philadelphia 76ers on March 14th, but the Nets still managed to take the win. They have now won two consecutive games and the latter was much more exciting. Both the Nets and the Minnesota Timberwolves broke 100 points and Joe Johnson led the Nets with 22 points. Now at 27-38, the Nets are just behind the Boston Celtics in the Atlantic Division. Their next home game will be against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 22nd, then the Nets take on the Celtics, which could be a great opportunity to catch up. Tickets for these games start at $13 and $9.
3/9/15 - Coach Lionel Hollins has worked throughout the season to establish an effective lineup for the Brooklyn Nets, having run through 17 variations to his starting five since opening night. A brief experiment with a small-ball scheme, featuring Joe Johnson playing the power forward position, came to an end on Sunday as Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young were given the start in order to match up with the imposing front line of the Utah Jazz. Although the moves did not result in a win, the Nets are looking at a soft schedule in March which should give them ample opportunity to make up ground in the standings. Dwyane Wade and the Heat will host Brooklyn on Wednesday in a battle of teams on the playoff bubble, and you can get in the game for as low as $17!
3/2/15 - Deron Williams turned back the clock on Saturday, as the veteran point guard put up 25 points to go with six rebounds and a pair of assists for the Brooklyn Nets in their 104-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Williams played high school basketball in The Colony near Dallas, making the game a homecoming of sorts, and likely adding to his motivation to have a strong performance. “This game is (about) confidence,” Williams explained. “At times, mine dipped—but not tonight.” The Nets will try to carry momentum from the impressive victory into their upcoming five-game home stand, which kicks off with the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. Brooklyn will host the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday the 4th and great seats are available starting at just $6!
2/23/15 - The Brooklyn Nets came back from the NBA break with a bang. They’ve put two more wins in their record, putting them in second place in the Atlantic Division. The Nets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-105, then turned around four days later to shatter the Denver Nuggets in a final score of 110-82. The Nets continue on the road until they come home on Monday (3/2) to host the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. Tickets start at $35. On Wednesday (3/4), the Charlotte Hornets come to Brooklyn. Tickets are a bargain for this game, starting at $6. The Nets are waiting for Thomas Robinson to clear waivers so that he can join them on a ten-day contract. He’s averaging 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, so he may be just what they need to move them up in the ranks.
2/16/15 - When the Brooklyn Nets come home on March 2 to play their first home after the NBA All-Star break, their roster may look much different. The trade deadline wraps up on Thursday (2/19), and rumors have Lance Stephenson looking at coming to Brooklyn. The Detroit Pistons are interested in Joe Johnson, but it will all come down to what’s best for the Nets. They’ll be out on the road for five games starting in Los Angeles, then Denver, New Orleans, Houston, and finally Dallas before their home game on the 2nd where they host Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. Don’t wait to get the best seats from Razorgator. Tickets start at $35, and you’ll want to see their new lineup. Come out for some exciting basketball!
2/9/15 - Going into the break, the Brooklyn Nets sit in second place in the Atlantic Division with a 21-31 record. Nets’ fan will have to wait till Monday (3/2), to get their basketball fix at Barclays Center, which is the next home game. Don’t wait to get your tickets starting at $33 from Razorgator. Brooklyn loves its home team, and they sell out quick. The team may be experiencing a line-up switch with rumors running wild about who will be traded. The Nets have lost their last three games, most recently against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies came out strong in the first quarter with 32 points to the Nets’ 15. The Nets kept the rest of the game close, but never made up that strong opening deficit with a final score of 86-95.
2/2/15 - The Brooklyn Nets snapped a four-game losing streak with a win on Monday evening when they hosted the Los Angeles Clippers. The final score was close at 100-102. It came down to the wire. The Nets host the New York Knicks on Friday (2/6). You’ll want to come out to Barclays Center and cheer on the home team in this game between two fierce rivals. Get your tickets from Razorgator starting at $40. The Nets go out on the road on Saturday and won’t have another home game until March 2. With a 19-28 record, the Nets are second in the Atlantic Division. It might be one your last opportunities to catch Brook Lopez playing for the home team, as the Nets are talking about making a trade.
1/26/15 - After severe weather resulted in the postponement of their home game versus Portland, the Brooklyn Nets will take to the road on Wednesday to square off with the hottest team in the league, the Atlanta Hawks. Brooklyn did not fare particularly well on their recent three-game road trip, losing games to the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz by an average of 37 points. They did, however, score a crucial victory over DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings by a score of 103-100, keeping them afloat in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. The Nets will return home on Friday night to face another dangerous rival in the Toronto Raptors, and great seats at Barclays Center are still available for the contest starting at just $17 each.
1/19/15 - The Brooklyn Nets are 2nd in the Atlantic Division, just 10 games out of first place after the Toronto Raptors. After losing seven games in a row, the Nets finally caught a break when they played the Washington Wizards, taking the game in final score of 102-80. The next day, the Nets hosted the Wizards for a home game and suffered a disappointing loss at 99-90. The next game on home court is Monday (1/26) against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Nets are hoping that their point guard, Deron Williams will be back in play after a fractured rib cartilage. Tickets for the game against the Trail Blazers start at a very affordable $10. Show the Nets that you’re behind them by joining them in the arena.
1/12/15 - Despite a tough week, the Brooklyn Nets are hanging tough in the Eastern Conference. After going just 1-6 to start 2015, the Nets remain in sole possession of eighth place in the East, holding a game-and-a-half lead over the Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets. The loss of Deron Williams in the lineup has made things a little more difficult, but continued solid play from Jarrett Jack at the point guard position and great production from their starting frontcourt is helping keep Brooklyn afloat. The Nets will play host to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, before taking on the Washington Wizards on consecutive nights this weekend in a home-and-home series. Tickets for both games at Barclays Center are available starting at $19, but supplies are limited so don’t delay!
1/5/15 - Some lineup tinkering seems to have injected new life into the Brooklyn Nets, winners of six out of their last nine games. Close losses to the Miami Heat and the new-look Dallas Mavericks in overtime have dropped the Nets back below .500, but upcoming home games versus Boston and Philadelphia should provide opportunities to get back into the win column. Point guard Deron Williams has turned in better numbers since moving to the bench, allowing coach Lionel Hollins to better regular his minutes and rest a variety of nagging injuries. Strong play from centers Mason Plumlee and Brook Lopez continue to anchor Brooklyn in the middle, who are holding opponents to just over 98 points per game, placing them among the top five defenses in the East. Great seats can be had for Friday’s game versus the 76ers, with tickets starting at just $9 from Razorgator!
12/29/14 - The Brooklyn Nets inched closer to the .500 mark on Monday night, defeating the Sacramento Kings 107-99 to improve their record to 14-16 on the season. The win moves them to one game ahead of Miami, and just one behind Milwaukee for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference. Mason Plumlee, whose name had been attached to trade rumors with Sacramento in recent weeks, led Brooklyn with 22 points and four rebounds in 33 minutes. Joe Johnson scored 16 points to go with six assists for the Nets, winners of four out of their last five games. They will have a quick turnaround, as they travel to Chicago to face Derek Rose and the red-hot Bulls at the United Center. Razorgator still has a limited number of seats available starting from $97, but don’t wait because they’re going fast!
12/23/14 - Amid swirling trade rumors involving two of their biggest stars, the Brooklyn Nets will look to maintain focus and win their second straight game after defeating the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, 110-105. Talk around the league has suggested a potential trade that would send all-star point guard Deron Williams to the Sacramento Kings, although the Nets have refused to include big man Mason Plumlee in the package, keeping the transaction effectively on ice. For his part, Plumlee has played well in spite of all the distractions, averaging over 17 points and nearly 10 rebounds over the last five games. Brooklyn will face off with the struggling Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night, and tickets in to Barclays Center are still available from Razorgator starting at just $22!
12/15/14 - Brooklyn Nets’ fans get a great Christmas gift when the Nets have three home games for them to enjoy over the holiday week. It kicks off on Sunday when the Detroit Pistons come to town. Tickets for that game start at just $11, so you can bring the whole family. On Tuesday, they face off against the Denver Nuggets. Get your tickets for this exciting matchup for just $18 and up. The Nets go out of town on the 26th, but they come back on Saturday to meet the Indiana Pacers. Bring a date to this night game and enjoy an evening of great basketball and cheer the Nets to victory. They’re playing well as evidenced by their 2nd place rank in the Atlantic Division with a record of 10-13.
12/8/14 - After a pair of double-digit losses at home, the Brooklyn Nets will try to reverse their fortunes on the road, as they face the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night at the United Center. The Nets suffered their most recent setback to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, in front of a Barclays Center crowd in Brooklyn that included Prince William and Princess Kate, among other celebrities. Deron Williams finished with 13 points and 11 assists, and Kevin Garnett added 14 points on 6-9 shooting, but it wasn’t enough to overcome six Cavs players in double figures, led by 26 points from Dion Waiters. Brooklyn will try to bounce back versus the Bulls in Chicago, and Razorgator has great seats available starting at just $27.
12/1/14 - Over the past two weeks, the Brooklyn Nets have been alternating between winning and losing. Their 102-84 loss against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday continues that trend. Despite their inconsistent winning record, the Nets still maintain a ratio of 6-9, which is not bad considering that they are second for the Atlantic Division. The Toronto Raptors (13-4) have built up a sizable lead, but the Nets still have a shot to catch them. Brooklyn will be taking on the New York Knicks on Tuesday, who shouldn’t put up too much of a fight with their 4-14 win rate. Then the Nets are starting a series of home games which hopefully will give them the edge they need to start building up some wins. They take on the San Antonio Spurs first and tickets start at $8.
11/25/14 - The hopes that the Brooklyn Nets were turning their luck around were dashed on Saturday when the Nets lost to the San Antonio Spurs in a close 87-99 game. They were able to end their five-game losing streak on Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but they were unable to repeat their win. On the bright side, this is only one loss and the Nets are still sitting at 2nd for the Atlantic Division. At 5-8, there is more than enough opportunity to pull ahead and top their division, especially if their next few games go well. Brooklyn is taking on the Philadelphia 76ers, who are yet to get a victory in this season, so their winning streak may just start on Wednesday the 26th.
11/17/14 - It was a rough game for the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. They were one step behind in the first three quarters, but shot out an incredible comeback in the final 20 minutes, scoring 21 points over Portland’s 17. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough to pull off a victory, falling just short at 87-97. Sitting at 4-5, this is Brooklyn’s third loss in a row. They are, however, still in second for their division, just ahead of Boston. Now that they’ve finished an away leg of their tour, their upcoming home games seem to be the perfect chance to turn things around. On Monday, they face the Miami Heat, and on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks. Tickets start at $10 and $8.
11/10/14 - Another victory for the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday brings them to 4-2. The 96-104 game was led by Bojan Bogdanovic with his season high 22 points. Their opponents, the Orlando Magic, played a tight game which was close until the very end. In addition to Bogdanovic, Mason Plumlee scored 12 points and got 10 rebounds and Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett each had seven assists. The Nets have an impressive win ratio and will be looking to add to it on Wednesday the 12th against the Suns in Phoenix, followed immediately by a game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland on Thursday the 13th. Both games are nearly sold out, but a few tickets can still be found for around $100. If you are looking to attend, this is your last chance.
11/3/14 - The Brooklyn Nets took the win 116-85 to Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night's game, the biggest home-opening game in franchise history. The Nets shot 47.8 percent from the three-point line, 52.4 percent from the floor and 17-for-19 free throws. After halftime, Thunder's Sebastian Telfair scored a driving layup but the Nets responded by pushing the lead back to 21 with a 7-0 run. Brook Lopez, back from his season-ending foot surgery, scored 18 points for his first regular-season game. Alan Anderston scored 18 points as well and Deron Williams had 17 points. See the Nets take on the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Be sure to get your tickets today, starting at just $75.
8/14/14 – The Brooklyn Nets' 2014-2015 schedule was unveiled on Wednesday, and there are loads of intriguing matchups and must-attend games on slate, starting with the season opener on Oct. 19 against the Celtics. This highly anticipated game will presumably feature Kevin Garnett in his return TD Garden, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams in their post-surgery debut, plus the reveal of vaunted rookie Bojan Bogdanovic. Brooklyn will play their first game at home when KD and Oklahoma City visit Barclays Center. If you couldn’t get enough of the Jason Kidd offseason drama, buy Brooklyn Nets tickets for Nov. 19, when the former coach returns as leader of the Milwaukee Bucks. The must-watch Nets-Knicks showdowns will get underway Nov. 7 (Barclays), Dec. 2 (MSG), Feb. 6 (Barclays) and Apr 1 (MSG). The early bird gets the worm, right? Select your Brooklyn Nets tickets now and lock down the best deals!
The Brooklyn Nets put their money where their mouth was and enlisted hoards of blockbuster acquisitions, including the championship duo of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, all in hopes of attaining the title in 2014. Not only did Brooklyn crush the hearts of Celtics fans everywhere, but this win-now approach of a near-$182 million payroll ultimately failed, and in spite of an impressive late-season surge, the Nets only reached so far as the second round of postseason. While not bad for their first playoff appearance since 2007, their early dispatch was granted at the hands of Finals-bound Miami, a team the squad swept in the regular season. Judging by their offseason moves, Brooklyn is ready to seek revenge and wreak havoc in the East.
Brooklyn shed Pierce, Anderson, Collins and Livingston in the offseason, giving owner Mikhail Prokhorov some breathing room. The salaries of Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, however, place them right back at the cap. The franchise also closed out the Jason Kidd saga last month, quickly hiring the well-respected Lionel Hollins in his place. Plus, the addition of pro-ready rookies Markel Brown, Xavier Thomas and Cory Jefferson will infuse the roster with youthful energy, making this team an even greater threat in the 2014-2015 season. Can these Atlantic Division contenders take advantage of the Eastern Conference’s weak top slots and take the crown? Buy your Brooklyn Nets tickets in 2014-2015 to find out yourself!
5/9/14 - The Brooklyn Nets are finding out first hand how the defending league champion Miami Heat literally shift into another gear in the postseason. The Nets were never challenged by Miami during the regular season, winning all four games of the season series; but the postseason has been a whole different story, as the Nets were unable to keep close in the fourth quarter of Game 2 en route to a 94-82 loss. After three periods, the game was still within reach, with the Nets behind by just 66-63, and well into the fourth quarter, the deficit was just two points, but could not get any closer. Mirza Teletovic, with 20 points off the bench – including six threes, a team postseason record – was the star of the game for the Nets; Shaun Livingston added 15 points, while Kevin Garnett was team high on the glass with 12 rebounds.
5/8/14 - The last time the Nets franchise had advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs, the team still played at the Continental Airlines Arena (now the Izod Center) in New Jersey, and Jason Kidd was a perennial All Defensive Team nominee. This was in 2007; fast forward seven years, and the Nets represent the borough of Brooklyn (the first top-level pro team to do so since baseball’s Dodgers left after 1957), and are now coached by Kidd. The Nets needed seven games to subdue Toronto, their first round opponent – and even Game 7 in that series went down to the wire. However, the Nets drew the defending champion Miami Heat in the second round; despite claiming all four games from the Heat during the 2013-14 regular season; the Nets found themselves on the short end of the score in Game 1 on May 6, falling 107-86 in Miami.
5/2/14 - The Brooklyn Nets staged a furious comeback in Game 5 of their series against third-seeded division rival Toronto, but in the end, the comeback fell just short as the Nets lost to the Raptors, 115-113, to fall to a 3-to-2 deficit in their first round series. The Nets allowed themselves to fall too far behind in the first half, as they were outscored 34-19 in the second quarter alone to go into halftime down by 18, and then by 22 after three quarters. But even though the Nets woke up in the fourth quarter to outscore Toronto 44-24, it just wouldn’t be enough in the end. Joe Johnson was the Brooklyn star of Game 5, knocking down 30 points on 13-of-23 shooting, with five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
4/15/14 - It’s looking like the Brooklyn Nets will end up with the fifth seed in the East when all is said and done; they are three games back of Toronto for the lead in the Atlantic Division, as well as Chicago in the overall conference standings, and two games up on number 6 Washington. The Nets picked up their latest win over Orlando over the weekend, 97-88. The Nets’ bench did some heavy lifting in this contest, as reserve Mirza Teletovic led the team in scoring with 20 points, including 4 of 7 from beyond the three point line. The Nets as a team shot over 40% from way downtown – not only was Teletovic 4-for-7, but Deron Williams was also, en route to 16 points (along with five assists and four steals); and Joe Johnson made 3-of-7 as part of his 17-point effort. Kevin Garnett had just three points, but collected seven rebounds and a pair of rejections, while Mason Plumlee had a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards.
4/8/14 - After winning their 15th straight at Barclays Center on April 4, the Brooklyn Nets headed up I-95 to Philadelphia, defeating the 76ers 105-101 on the following night. Kevin Garnett returned to the starting lineup for the Nets, after missing 19 games in five weeks’ time due to back spasms. Garnett collected 10 points, four boards, an assist and a blocked shot in 13 minutes on the court for the Nets, who were led in scoring on the night by Deron Williams, who had 19 points to go along with nine assists and four rebounds of his own. Mason Plumlee chipped in 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds coming off the bench for Brooklyn.
3/31/14 - Currently standing in fifth place, the Brooklyn Nets should be the next Eastern Conference squad to book their place in the NBA Playoffs. Winners of two straight – and 13 straight at the Barclays Center – the Nets dropped Minnesota 114-99 this past weekend. Six Nets broke the double-figure plateau in scoring against Minnesota, led by Paul Pierce (interestingly enough, one of the few players who likes the league’s sleeved-jersey experiment) with 22 points; Joe Johnson tossed in 19 points, while backup center Andray Blatche added not only 14 points, but six rebounds, a pair of assists, a pair of steals AND a pair of blocked shots. Three players – Mason Plumlee, Shaun Livingston, and reserve Alan Anderson – each chipped in 13 points in the winning effort.
3/18/14 - If only the Brooklyn Nets could play Miami more often. The Nets turned off the Heat for the third time last week, only to turn around and drop their following game, a 101-94 clunker to Washington, who pulled back ahead of the Nets by a game in the Eastern Conference standings. The Nets got 19 points out of Marcus Thornton off the pine, to go along with 16 points and seven rebounds from Joe Johnson and 14 points, seven boards and seven assists from Deron Williams, but altogether had no answer for the Wizards’ John Wall and Drew Gooden, who combined for 54 points. The Nets did get one piece of good news that night: guard Andrei Kirilenko returned from a sprained right ankle. However, center Kevin Garnett remains out, and coach Jason Kidd has said that Garnett will be out for the remainder of the week.
3/11/14 - Brooklyn’s team, the Nets, are hovering just above the .500 mark at 31-30, after defeating the Sacramento Kings over the weekend 104-89, despite the Kings outscoring the Nets in the paint (54-42) and outrebounding the Nets by almost 2 to 1 (53 to 27) Marcus Thornton led Brooklyn in scoring, contributing 27 points off the bench; Joe Johnson’s 18 points led Brooklyn starters. Center Kevin Garnett continues to be out with back spasms, which meant he missed the Nets’ visit to Boston, a game the Nets dropped 91-84. Late reports indicated that Garnett would miss a fifth game as Brooklyn hosted Toronto.
3/4/14 - Center Jason Collins will get a second 10-day contract from the Brooklyn Nets, the team confirmed on Monday. Collins’ initial 10-day contract expires on March 4; once the second 10-day deal expires, the Nets expect to sign him for the rest of the season. Collins has so far played sparingly for Brooklyn, averaging about eight minutes of playing time per game; and just three points, those coming against Denver in their 112-89 road win last week. Collins should see more playing time for at least a few games, as center Kevin Garnett ended his road trip early with back spasms after back to back games in Portland and Denver. Garnett missed the Nets’ last road game, a 107-98 win over Milwaukee.
2/24/14 - Even though many commentators noted the Brooklyn Nets signing of center Jason Collins as a historic first for the league, Nets general manager Billy King regarded the signing as strictly “a basketball decision.” Speaking on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” show, King characterized the signing as “the right time and the right fit for us.” The Nets were in need of an experienced center with Kevin Garnett on a day to day basis and Brook Lopez out for foot surgery, leaving the team with just Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic as healthy options. Collins made his first appearance for the Nets this season over the weekend against the Los Angeles Lakers.
2/18/14 - A lone Brooklyn Net player made the trip to New Orleans for last weekend’s NBA All Star Game: guard Joe Johnson, who scored five points, pulled down one rebound and collected one assist for the East in their 163-155 win. Johnson, a shooting guard for the Nets, is the team’s #2 scorer at 15.0 points per game, and will be counted on in the second half of the season as the Nets make their playoff push; the team currently sits seventh in the conference, a half game behind Washington and a game in arrears of Atlanta.
2/5/14 - Despite a 108-102 win over Philadelphia on February 3, the Brooklyn Nets’ Paul Pierce was less than happy with the team’s performance in the game, according to the New York Post. The Nets went on big runs to start both halves of the game, but the Sixers were able to claw their way back, even getting within two points at 97-95 with just 22.9 seconds left. “When you have a team on its back,” said Pierce, “put them away when you can.”
1/31/14 - After a difficult streak of luck in the early part of the season, the Brooklyn Nets may have righted the ship, going 10-2 in their last 12 games, both losses coming at the hands of division mates Toronto. This streak has put the Nets in playoff contention, currently in seventh position ahead of Charlotte. As well, the Nets continue to pay homage to their Brooklyn big-league baseball predecessors, announcing a set of Brooklyn Blue nights and a blue and grey sleeved jersey top. The first of these games will be in March against the Boston Celtics.
1/21/14 - The Brooklyn Nets are gearing up for their huge game against the Celtics this Sunday in Boston. Two thirds of the “Big Three,” Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, will be making their grand homecoming on Jan 26, visiting TD Garden for the first time as foes after their trade. It’s sure to be a memorable and emotional night, and you can get into this long awaited match-up for just $57 in the Balcony. Tickets jump up to $114 in the Lower Level, but you can steal some floor seats for a bargain $181! After a shoddy start, Brooklyn began 2014 with the best record in the NBA, improving to 17-22 and reaching the East's 7th spot. Brooklyn has won seven of their last eight games, and look to extend this winning momentum over the last half of the season. Two upcoming home games are today against the Magic (just $2 to get-in!) and Jan 24 against tough opponents, the Mavericks (get-in for $27). Get your Brooklyn Nets tickets today and see this resurgence pay off as the squad enters the playoff picture!
Despite a 38% jump in ticket price since last season, the Nets fell from the fifth most expensive NBA ticket in 2012 to the sixth most in-demand ticket in 2013. The $62 increase is likely due to the Nets adding to their marketability this off-season with 3 veteran players from the Boston Celtics. If anyone is to ever question NYC’s love affair with basketball consider this: neighboring New York Knicks are the top selling NBA team and the Nets are second. Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry will play their former squad at their new home in Brooklyn twice this season; Celtics vs. Nets tickets are averaging $220 (3/21) and $194 (12/10) entering the 2013-14 season. Both games at Barclays Center are much cheaper than the trios homecoming at TD Garden (1/26) where tickets are averaging $339, for the must-go-to NBA game for Boston fans. Another highly anticipated game for the Nets – NBA Christmas Day opener against the Chicago Bulls in a rematch of last year’s seven game series in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The holiday matchup is one of the top five most expensive games at Barclays this season, averaging $344.
Entering their second year in Brooklyn, the Nets made major offseason moves in hopes of competing with the best in the Eastern Conference. After playing one season with the New York Knicks, future Hall-of-Fame point guard Jason Kidd retired from playing this offseason, and will make the unprecedented jump directly to the sidelines with the Nets. The addition of former Boston Celtics Kevin Garnet, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry will give Kidd one of the most talented rosters in the league. The Nets will play the first of four cross-town matchups against the Knicks on 12/5 at the Barclays Center and also have a home game against the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day.
3/25/13 - The Brooklyn Nets recently clinched their first playoff berth since 2007. With Deron Williams healthy and playing like his old self – the Nets have a chance to go deep into the NBA Playoffs. First round Nets playoff tickets are averaging $331 with potential matchups against the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, or Boston Celtics. With just a few regular season games left in the season, the Nets will look to improve their playoff standing. Just five of the Nets twelve remaining games, will be played at Barclays Center where Nets tickets are averaging about 62% less than their rival, New York Knicks.
2/14/13 - It only took 55 years, but big-league sports finally returned to the New York borough of Brooklyn. With the opening of the brand new Barclays Center not far from the site of old Ebbets Field. The first tenants of the new arena, the Brooklyn Nets, are one of the four teams imported from the old American Basketball Association (along with Denver, Indiana, and San Antonio) in the 1970s; starting out on Long Island, the Nets ultimately spent much of their NBA existence in New Jersey, before announcing their move to Brooklyn to be effective for the current season.
For the last few seasons, the Nets have struggled on the court, finishing out of playoff contention the last four seasons; this year has seen a dramatic turnaround, as the Nets are battling tough against their rivals from Manhattan. The Nets are having success pounding the ball inside on their opponents, as center Brook Lopez is their leading scorer; also providing key contributions are guards Joe Johnson and Deron Williams, as well as Reggie Evans and Gerald Wallace. New-ish coach P.J. Carlesimo has the rejuvenated Nets playing well, but the question going into the All-Star break has to be whether the team can get healthy; as of right now, the team is on pace to earn more wins this season than they accumulated over the past two seasons.
Brooklyn Nets tickets at Barclays Center average $125; the move from New Jersey to Brooklyn has made the Nets one of the ten most popular home teams in the NBA this season. Nets fans looking for a deal will find Nets basketball tickets from $30-$50 in the 200 level at most 2013 home games. Although popular in Brooklyn, the Nets have been one of the least-watched road team this season. Nets road game tickets fetch an average price of $82 — only Cleveland, Denver, and Phoenix have lower prices. What games do Brooklyn Nets fans want to see at Barclays? The Nets schedule features upcoming games with the Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, and Chicago Bulls.