TAG: Brooklyn Nets

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.

For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul (Jayne Kamin/Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.”

While much attention has been focused on the first-round matchups in the Western Conference due to the stellar performances by the majority of Western teams this season, there are intriguing matchups in the East that could translate into even more intriguing matchups in the second round. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Season

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young ( Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

For better or for worse, technology appears to be evolving at the speed of light. One of the many positives of this rapid change is the ability to be entertained from multiple areas, including the .gif, compressed image files. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:11 am

Video: Andrei Kirilenko Behind-The-Back Flick To Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks may have had the final laugh of the night with a 109-98 win, but Andrei Kirilenko provided the Brooklyn fans with fireworks in the second quarter. With the ball in his hands, Paul Pierce moved in and out of the high post, looking for a needle to thread. Pierce was able to make the pass down low to AK-47, who immediately flicked a behind-the-back pass to Mason Plumlee that would make Magic Johnson proud. Plumlee finished off the sweet dime with a strong two-handed jam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:44 pm

Iman Shumpert Puts Paul Pierce On Skates

Iman Shumpert, Paul Pierce

The Knicks may not be playoff bound this season, but they still earned some bragging rights over their crosstown rivals on Tuesday with a 109-98 win. In the third quarter, Iman Shumpert caused the crowd the stir in their seats with a dazzling display of ball-handling. From beyond the arc, Shump went to work on Paul Pierce, which ended with Shumpert dropping a mean crossover dribble that sent The Truth down to the hardwood. Shump then had loads of space to knock down a jumper.
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GIFs, NBA / Apr 12, 2014 / 12:27 pm

GIF: Jeff Teague Crossover Breaks His Brother’s Ankles

Jeff Teague, Marquis Teague

Jeff Teague, Marquis Teague

When the Hawks did battles against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night, it was a chance for some sibling rivalry. That’s because 25-year-old Jeff Teague was going against his 21-year-old little brother, Marquis Teague, the backup point guard for the Nets. The elder Teague put his younger sibling on the floor with a blistering crossover. Too bad Jeff missed the reverse layup following his brother’s impromptu ice skating routine disguised as defense. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 9, 2014 / 1:45 pm

LeBron Mocks Brooklyn’s Contender Status In The Eastern Playoffs

LeBron James

LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Four and zero. That’s Brooklyn’s record against the two-time defending champs this season. Their sweep culminated in a one-point win in South Beach last night after rookie Mason Plumlee blocked LeBron James‘ dunk attempt in the final seconds. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 11:46 pm

Mason Plumlee Blocks LeBron James To Preserve Nets Win

Mason Plumlee, LeBron James

Mason Plumlee, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Entering tonight’s game in Miami, the Nets were the only team the Heat haven’t beaten this season. After rookie Mason Plumlee blocked LeBron James‘ dunk attempt while Brooklyn was clinging to a one-point lead, they’ll finish the regular season as the only team that can say that about the two-time defending champs. The block preserved a 88-87 win and a sweep of the season series against the Heat, 4-0. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 10 Best Game-Winners In The NBA In 2014

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

There is nothing more beautiful or thrilling than a game-winning shot. When 48 minutes of blood, sweat and tears all comes down to one single moment, the art of basketball shines brightest. The feeling of your heart pounding when the game is on the line is arguably unmatched in this game we love. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 6, 2014 / 11:11 am

Video: Michael Carter-Williams Coast-To-Coast Jam Over AK-47

Deron Williams, Michael Carter-Williams

Deron Williams, Michael Carter-Williams (Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

Though they lost game No. 60 last night to the visiting Nets, the Sixers gave Brooklyn some trouble, falling by four, 105-101. Though moral victories don’t matter to fans, this Sixers season wasn’t supposed to be anything but a run-up to the 2014 NBA Draft. Still, the Sixers selected smartly in the 2013 Draft. Their first round pick, Michael Carter-Williams, showed why during his coast-to-coast journey for the jam over Andrei Kirilenko. Read More »