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Raptors escape Nets to extend club-best winning streak

Feb 09, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The reigning champions stay on a roll as the Raptors stretch their winning run to 14 games

IN CHARGE. Fred VanVleet (right) takes over in the final quarter. Photo from Toronto Raptors

Nets lose Kyrie for a week with knee sprain

Feb 03, 2020 - 2:58 PM

Injuries continue to hound Kyrie Irving, who has already missed a career-high 28 games this NBA season

OUT AGAIN. Kyrie Irving will have to sit out a couple of games to recuperate. Photo from Instagram/@brooklynnets

Kyrie Irving honors Kobe with 54-point explosion against Bulls

Feb 01, 2020 - 3:01 PM

Channeling the 'Mamba mentality,' Kyrie Irving delivers an electrifying performance for the Nets

ON FIRE. Kyrie Irving unleashes his second 50-point game of the season. Photo from Brooklyn Nets

Nets fans chant 'Kobe' as team pays tribute to Bryant

Jan 30, 2020 - 6:38 PM

Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant before their home game win against Detroit

IN LOVING MEMORY. An image of NBA icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are shown on the jumbo video screen at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA-EFE

Kyrie drops 45 as Nets snap skid

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:55 PM

Kyrie Irving dazzles in his highest scoring game since his Nets debut as they halt a five-game losing streak

SCORING MACHINE. Kyrie Irving steals the show to help the Nets trip the Pistons in overtime. Photo from Twitter/@BrooklynNets

LeBron tallies triple-double as Lakers roll over struggling Nets

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:34 PM

LeBron James inches closer to passing Kobe Bryant on the all-time NBA scoring list

ONE-MAN WRECKING BALL. LeBron James posts his 91st career triple-double. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Dominant Ben Simmons propels Sixers over Nets

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:10 AM

'Ben was ridiculously dominant tonight,' says 76ers coach Brett Brown as Simmons posts another triple-double

DOMINANT. Ben Simmons posts his 4th triple-double of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks run roughshod over Kyrie, Nets

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the hot-shooting Bucks drub the Nets by 20 on the road

TOO GOOD. Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo keep the league-leading Bucks far from reach in the East.

Heat and 76ers stay hot at home

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Two Eastern Conference juggernauts sustain their dominant plays as the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers hack out separate wins

Take note: Jazz hit 10th straight win since Jordan addition

Jan 15, 2020 - 1:21 PM

The red-hot Utah Jazz still hold a perfect record since acquiring Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson in a trade last December

BIG BOOST. Jordan Clarkson proves to be what the Jazz needed to spark a turnaround. Photo from Utah Jazz

Irving shows no rust in return as Nets blast Hawks

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:38 PM

Kyrie Irving returns from missing 26 games and fires on all cylinders in one of the best shooting nights of his career

COMEBACK. Kyrie Irving says he missed playing basketball. Photo from Twitter/@BrooklynNets

Kyrie comeback: Nets say Irving likely to play vs Hawks

Jan 12, 2020 - 10:44 AM

After a shoulder injury sidelined Kyrie Irving for 26 games, the Nets star says he's now good to go

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving   Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA-EFE

Kyrie Irving eyeing NBA return as shoulder improves

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:34 AM

Sidelined for more than a month, Nets star Kyrie Irving finally returns to full practice

Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Nets' Kyrie Irving hoping to avoid shoulder surgery

Jan 05, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Kyrie Irving has not played an NBA game since November as he continues to nurse his right shoulder injury

COMEBACK. Kyrie Irving looks to return to the court this season. File photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks rip Nets in cross-town clash

Dec 27, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Brooklyn star Kyrie Irving misses his 19th straight game as the Knicks score their first win over the Nets in 3 meetings this season

ON FIRE. Julius Randle unloads his second straight 30-point game for the Knicks. Photo from NBA

Dinwiddie paces Nets in win over Celtics as Kyrie looks on

Nov 30, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Kyrie Irving misses his eighth straight game but the Brooklyn Nets make sure to get the job done against his former team, the Boston Celtics

STEPPING UP. Spencer Dinwiddie drops a double-double of 32 points and 11 assists to power the Brooklyn Nets past Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Harden, Kyrie turn in big nights; hurting Warriors win

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Houston's James Harden pumps in 44 points while Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving unloads 39 to power their teams to separate victories

ON FIRE. Kyrie Irving and James Harden sizzle in separate games on the road. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Irving, Nets hold off Knicks in Big Apple battle

Oct 26, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Kyrie Irving gets booed but the new Brooklyn star drops a performance reminding rival New York it's the Nets that won the off-season free agent contest

PUMPED. Kyrie Irving picks up his first win with the Nets versus Elfrid Payton and the Knicks. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Irving's 50 points not enough in Nets debut

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Kyrie Irving breaks the record for most points by a player in his first game with an NBA team

BITTERSWEET. Kyrie Irving erupts for 50 points but the Nets still drop a tough overtime loss to the Timberwolves. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Nets draw Hong Kong protest backers as NBA-China row simmers

Oct 19, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Several hundred people clad in t-shirts that read 'Stand with Hong Kong' watched the Nets' preseason showdown against reigning NBA champion Raptors

NEW HOME. Kyrie Irving will play his first season for the Brooklyn Nets. Photo from Twitter/@BrooklynNets

Nets beat Lakers to bring merciful end to tense China tour

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:40 AM

As the NBA's controversial preseason China tour wraps up, it leaves behind questions over the future of a key market

STILL POPULAR. On court, Chinese fans continue to cheer for NBA superstars like LeBron James. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

NBA cancels all Lakers-Nets press events in China

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The NBA says the China row has put the players in a 'complicated and unprecedented situation'

NO MORE QUESTIONS. Visiting NBA players like Lakers superstar LeBron James and the Nets' DeAndre Jordan will just let their games do the talking. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Hail King James: NBA reigns for a night in China game

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The preseason Shanghai clash between the Lakers and the Nets shows it will be difficult to shake the NBA's huge following among passionate Chinese fans

MAIN DRAW. LeBron James mesmerizes Chinese fans even as the Lakers bow to the Nets. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

NBA game to go ahead in China despite free speech row

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:38 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets in a Shanghai preseason game amid a controversial pro-democracy tweet that has angered China

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Shanghai cancels NBA fan event over 'inappropriate' HK comments

Oct 09, 2019 - 4:36 PM

China calls off an NBA fan night on the eve of a preseason game pitting the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets

HEATED. The NBA and China row continues even as several NBA players like LeBron James and Anthony Davis remain in Shanghai for the Los Angeles Lakers’ scheduled events with the Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA, Nets cancel Shanghai media event

Oct 08, 2019 - 4:09 PM

NBA China tells the media that the event has been scrapped just 2 hours before it was due to start

CANCELED. Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets arrive in Shanghai before their exhibition game against the Los Angeles Lakers got canceled. Photo from Brooklyn Nets Twitter

After 'failed' Celtics leadership role, Irving seeks new start with Nets

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Kyrie Irving regrets failing his Boston Celtics teammates but vows not to make the same mistakes with the Brooklyn Nets

Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving day-to-day with facial fracture

Sep 26, 2019 - 10:06 AM

The Brooklyn Nets downplay the injury Kyrie Irving sustained during a workout

NOTHING SERIOUS. The Nets insist there's nothing to worry after new star recruit Kyrie Irving sustained an injury. Photo from Brooklyn Nets

Nets show Durant in new No. 7 jersey, Irving working out

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The Brooklyn Nets give a sneak peek of their NBA preseason with superstar recruits Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving

STAR POWER. Kyrie irving and Kevin Durant look to bring the young Nets deeper into the playoffs in the next few seasons. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Nets forward Chandler issued 25-game doping suspension

Aug 30, 2019 - 11:08 AM

Just a month after joining the Brooklyn Nets, Wilson Chandler gets suspended for positive drug test

BANNED. Wilson Chandler (left), who saw action with the Clippers last season, won’t get to suit up yet for his new team as he serves a league suspension. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Durant to sport new jersey number for Nets

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Kevin Durant will not be wearing No. 35 for the first time in the NBA as he begins a new chapter in his career with the Nets

FRESH START. Kevin Durant says he will continue to honor the man behind No. 35 – his AAU coach Charles Craig, who was murdered at age 35. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

Irving officially signs with Nets

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:04 PM

With the Nets also acquiring DeAndre Jordan, Kyrie Irving joins a young playoff team expected to be even tougher with Kevin Durant

FRESH START. Kyrie Irving will play for his third NBA team next season. Photo from

Nets trade D'Angelo Russell to Warriors

Jul 01, 2019 - 12:15 PM

D'Angelo Russell is coming off his first All-Star selection and a runner-up finish for the Most Improved Player award

D-LOADING. D'Angelo Russell will join the Warriors, his third NBA team. Photo from Brooklyn Nets' Twitter account (@BrooklynNets)

Kevin Durant to depart Warriors for Nets as NBA free agent

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Although expected to miss all of next season, Kevin Durant is set to sign a max deal with the Brooklyn Nets

MAJOR MOVE. As Kevin Durant leaves the Warriors for the Nets, Boston guard Kyrie Irving is also expected to join him in Brooklyn. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Irving 'motivated' to sign 4-year deal with Nets

Jun 30, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Kyrie Irving becomes part of the Brooklyn Nets' plan to lure Kevin Durant to the team

LEAVING. Kyrie Irving targets signing with the Brooklyn Nets.  File photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers rip Nets, set semis series vs Raptors

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Joel Embiid and the Sixers dispatch the Nets, 4-1, to arrange a semis showdown versus the No. 2 Raptors

WAKE-UP CALL. Joel Embiid says the Sixers’ shock Game 1 loss to the No. 6 Nets triggered them to flip the switch. Photo from Philadelphia 76ers Twitter account

Nets GM Sean Marks gets one-game NBA ban

Apr 22, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Marks will serve his suspension when the Nets visit Philadelphia for Game 5

SUSPENDED. Sean Marks receives a one-game ban for the Brooklyn Nets' crucial Game 5. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines 76ers' Butler, Nets' Dudley for altercation

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley engage in an altercation in Game 4 of their best-of-seven opening-round series

FINED. Jimmy Butler is handed $15,000 for shoving Jared Dudley who is slapped with a $25,000 fine for rushing at Joel Embiid. File photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected

Apr 21, 2019 - 8:38 AM

The Sixers are a win away from taking the first-round series against the Nets

3-1 LEAD. The Sixers are leading the first round series over the Brooklyn Nets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Sixers' historic 3rd quarter surge blasts Nets in Game 2

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers get even with the Brooklyn Nets thanks to a dominant win

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Ben Simmons records a triple-double of 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Photo from NBA Twitter

Sixers lash at booing fans after upset playoff loss

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:01 PM

'If you're going to boo, then stay on that side,' Australian star Ben Simmons tells Sixers fans

IRKED. The Brooklyn Nets – and even the Sixers’ own fans – frustrate Ben Simmons. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Nets upset Sixers in NBA playoffs opener

Apr 14, 2019 - 8:18 AM

D'Angelo Russell knocks in 26 points as the No. 6 Nets stun the third-ranked Sixers on the road in Game 1

TAKE CHARGE. Nets star D'Angelo Russell drives around the Sixers' JJ Redick. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images/AFP

Playoff hungry Nets topple top-seeded Bucks

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The Nets hack out a huge upset win over the No. 1 Bucks to boost their playoff bid

MAJOR UPSET. D'Angelo Russell and the Nets take advantage of the shorthanded Bucks. Photo from NBA Twitter

Hayward shines as Celtics hand Heat damaging defeat

Apr 04, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The results leave 4 East teams – Detroit, Brooklyn, Orlando and Miami – fighting for the last 3 playoff berths

FINAL PUSH. Playoff-bound Boston gets a big lift from Gordon Hayward in the Celtics’ bid to secure a top 4 spot. Photo from NBA Twitter

Giannis returns to power Bucks' win

Apr 02, 2019 - 1:31 PM

'I want to play every game – rest is not in my dictionary,' says Antetokounmpo in his return from injury

NO REST. Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 28 points to lead the Bucks to a victory. File photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

3 East teams hold on to tenuous playoff spots

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:26 PM

The Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat forge key victories to stay inside the playoff circle

PRECARIOUS POSITION. Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat hold on to the 8th and last spot in the East playoff race. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Nurkic's horrific leg injury mars Blazers OT thriller

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Jusuf Nurkic exits the game after suffering a brutal leg injury

UNFORTUNATE. Portland's Jusuf Nurkic goes down with a gruesome injury in his best NBA season yet. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lakers out: LeBron misses playoffs for 1st time since 2005

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) LeBron James and the Lakers bow to the Nets as Los Angeles misses the playoffs for the sixth straight season

FAILURE. LeBron James misses the playoffs for the first time since 2005. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lou Williams' game-winner lifts Clippers past Nets

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Los Angeles strengthens its hold of 8th place for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference

CLUTCH KILLER. Lou Williams hits a game-winner for the nth time in his NBA career. Photo from Twitter (@nbastats)

Westbrook posts 130th career triple-double in OKC win

Mar 14, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Russell Westbrook delivers another triple-double show to power the Thunder over the Nets

ENERGIZER. Russell Westbrook says his job is to bring energy to the team every game. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP