Nets Update – May
The Brooklyn Nets came into the season with lofty expectations following an offseason that
saw them acquire two future Hall of Famers in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The team got off to a sluggish start as rookie
head coach Jason Kidd and the players adjusted to their new roles. However, once the calendar turned to 2014 the Nets hit
the stride and were one of the top teams in the National Basketball Association. The Nets were able to earn the sixth seed
in the Eastern Conference playoffs, placing them in a first-round matchup with the Toronto Raptors. The Nets were able to
take Game 1 in the series thanks largely in part to a nice performance out of guard Joe Johnson. Johnson certainly is not
the player he was in his prime in Atlanta, but he is capable of taking over the game on some nights. Johnson notched 24 points
to go with eight rebounds and four assists in this contest. He scored the ball efficiently, hitting eight of this 13 attempts
from the floor. Toronto got 22 points, seven rebounds and eight assists out of breakout point guard Kyle Lowry, as well as
a monstrous 18-rebound effort from Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas, but it was not enough to down the Nets in Game 1.
Raptors would even the series at 1-1 before the series headed to Brooklyn. The Nets were solid yet again in Game 3, though,
taking the victory by a margin of four points after staving off a surge from Toronto in the fourth quarter. Johnson again
was the high point man for the Nets, scoring 29 points in the contest. Toronto gout 30 out of DeMar DeRozan, but Brooklyn
prevailed. However, the Raptors took the next two games and have the Nets on the ropes of elimination.
The Brooklyn Nets had themselves one heck of a month during March, winning 13 of their 17 games. The
Nets actually have one of the best records in the National Basketball Association in 2014, as the team has really turned things
around after their slow start to the 2013-14 campaign. Brooklyn head coach Jason Kidd has found out how to succeed with this
roster, moving Paul Pierce to power forward and using journeyman guard Shaun Livingston in the starting lineup. Rookie Mason
Plumlee has also been playing very well for this team, as he is proving to have been a nice get in the latter half of the
first round of the 2013 NBA Draft. The Nets have a shot at earning a Top 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, but they
should fare well no matter where they land, as long as it is above the seventh seed.
The Nets earned some impressive
victories throughout March, and one of the biggest of those wins certainly came on March 12th when Brooklyn took down the
Miami Heat. It was a close contest all the way between these two Eastern Conference foes, Pierce proved to be too much for
the reigning Eastern Conference champs. The veteran scored 29 points on an incredibly efficient 9 of 12 shooting from the
floor, outdoing Heat star LeBron James, something now easily done. The Nets also racked up wins against quality opponents
like the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks in March, among others. The Nets will look to play well down
the stretch and earn the best playoff seed possible as they head into the postseason brimming with confidence. The Nets had
a busy offseason in the hopes of competing in the conference, and though it took a while this group seems to have come together
and could be a dark horse to reach the Conference Finals.
Nets Update – March
In the month of February
the Brooklyn Nets finally started to look like the team many people thought they would be entering the 2013-14 season. While
some early-season struggles had the team looking like it may be in danger of missing the postseason, the Nets have surged
lately, putting them in firm position to be a part of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Brooklyn went 7-5 in the month of February,
and one of their biggest victories came against the San Antonio Spurs on February 6th. The Spurs are the reigning Western
Conference champions and again appear to be one of the top teams in the NBA. This game belonged to the Nets, though, as Brooklyn
put together a fantastic second half. Alan Anderson was an integral part of the victory, as he scored 22 points off the bench
to lead the Nets. Only two starters scored in double figures for Brooklyn, but it turned out to be enough since the Spurs
were without Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
Brooklyn would take on the Denver Nuggets in their final game of February,
and earn a 112-89 win. Paul Pierce led the team with 18 points, but this win was really an all-around effort for Brooklyn.
That is a great sign going forward for this club, as they have serious aspirations in the Eastern Conference. While the team
is without center Brook Lopez for the duration of the 2013-14 campaign, the Nets still look like they're capable of earning
as high as the third seed in the conference come playoff time. The Nets will need to play well down the stretch, though, as
other teams like Washington and Chicago will be vying for a high seed in the postseason as well. There are some exciting games
on their way in March for this club.
The Brooklyn Nets - Schedule in 2013-14
The Brooklyn Nets are ready
to hit the hardwood this season with the hope of racking up as many wins as possible in 2013-14. The Nets have a roster filled
with talent, and are coming off an eventful offseason that saw the team land some big names to add to their starting lineup.
The team is hoping that new additions Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett can make a big impact on the court after coming over from
the Boston Celtics in the offseason. The Nets play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference, a division that features
some of the top teams in the NBA. Last season the Nets finished second in the divisional standings, trailing only the crosstown
rival New York Knicks, and earned the fourth seed in the postseason. The Nets have high hopes for this season thanks to a
well-rounded starting lineup and a bench that features some exciting young talent. Brooklyn has a home schedule filled with
tough teams, and they know they have to elevate their level of play on a nightly basis if they're going to contend for the
The Nets are certainly looking forward to any matchups they have this season with the New York Knicks.
Since the Nets moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn before the 2012-13 season these two teams have quickly developed a heated
rivalry that should make for some fantastic competition for years to come. The Knicks have one of the best players in the
NBA in Carmelo Anthony. Anthony is one of the top scorers each and every season, and it's going to fall on the Nets to slow
him down as best as they can when the Knicks visit the Barclays Center this season. It takes more than just one player to
defend Melo, and a veteran team like Brooklyn knows that well. Brooklyn will look for Deron Williams to exploit the Knicks'
weakness at the point guard position to help propel the Nets to a big victory. The atmosphere at these games should be electric,
and fans will pack into the state-of-the-art Barclays Center to be a part of a budding hoops rivalry.
team that the Nets will face this season is the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals
last season and appear to be a real threat to dethrone the Miami Heat as conference champs this time around. The Pacers have
a budding superstar player in Paul George, who took his games to the next level in the postseason last year and showed himself
to be a player capable of dominating games regularly. The Pacers are a tough defensive team, so offensive efficiency and execution
will be paramount when the Nets take the floor against Indiana. Spreading the ball around on offense and playing unselfish
basketball is the best way to take down this Indiana team, and the Nets' overall talent makes that a viable option when the
two teams take the court at the Barclays Center in the near future.
The Brooklyn Nets are a professional
hoops team that plays in the National Basketball Association, the top basketball league in the entire world. The Nets call
the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division home, and they compete with the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics
and Philadelphia 76ers for the division title each and every season. The Nets made it to the postseason last year after a
resurgent campaign that saw point guard Deron Williams play some of his best ball since being traded to the Nets a couple
of years ago. The Nets have their sights set even higher this time around, and they look to have a stronger roster thanks
to an offseason trade with the Boston Celtics that brought in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Things look to be shaping up
nicely in Brooklyn, and if rookie head coach Jason Kidd can manage to make the transition from the court to the bench this
could be a team that makes some real noise in the Eastern Conference.
The National Basketball
Association is filled with some of the most amazing athletes you'll ever see in person, and that's why so many people flock
to arenas across the country. The talent level in the NBA is unparalleled, and that's never more obvious than when you're
watching the game from your very own spot in the arena. When the Nets hit the floor this season, you're going to want to be
right there in the stands of the Barclays Center so you can get the full effect of just how amazing NBA basketball really
The Brooklyn Nets recently moved to New York City. Where did they play previously?
answer is New Jersey, as the team was known as the New Jersey Nets for many years.
Nets were founded in 1967 as a part of the American Basketball Association and became a part of the National Basketball Association
in 1976. For the first season of the franchise's existence, the team was known as the New Jersey Americans, but quickly changed
their name to the New Jersey Nets. The Nets went to the NBA Finals in back to back seasons in 2002 and 2002, though they were
unable to win the NBA Championship despite a very solid group of veteran players. In 2012 the Nets moved to Brooklyn, a borough
in the city of New York. The Nets are still in search of that elusive NBA title, and fans are always hoping that it's finally
The Brooklyn Nets have only played in Brooklyn for one season thus far, but they've
already found that fans in the area are taking to this team unbelievably quickly. These fans pack into the stands at the Barclays
Center to be a part of the action, and the team should see an even more rabid fan base in the team's second season in Brooklyn.
Head out to the arena to join the biggest Nets fans this season.