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Carlesimo, Nets deal Bobcats 17th straight loss

Carlesimo, Nets deal Bobcats 17th straight loss

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Dec 28, 2012
The Brooklyn Nets gave P.J. Carlesimo a victory in his debut and the Bobcats a 17th straight loss, getting 26 points from Brook Lopez in a 97-81 rout Friday.
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  • Brook Lopez Rejects a Kemba Walker Layup

    Brook Lopez Rejects a Kemba Walker Layup

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    Brook Lopez denies Kemba Walker’s layup in tonight’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • Source: Nets serious about Jeff Van Gundy

    Source: Nets serious about Jeff Van Gundy

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    The Brooklyn Nets hold Jeff Van Gundy in high regard and consider him a serious candidate behind top target Phil Jackson to fill their head coaching vacancy, if he's interested, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com.
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  • Sources: Amar'e to come off bench for Knicks

    Sources: Amar'e to come off bench for Knicks

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    As long as injuries don't necessitate otherwise, New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire will come off the bench when he returns to the team, league sources with knowledge of the Knicks' thinking said.
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  • Mike Dunleavy says that coaching his hometown’s Brooklyn Nets w…

    Mike Dunleavy says that coaching his hometown’s Brooklyn Nets would be ‘a dream come true’

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012
    Outside of perhaps Chris Mullin, possibly Mark Jackson, or our own Dan Devine, Brooklyn’s own Mike Dunleavy possesses one of the stronger borough-rich accents in the NBA. It was a constant reminder during the media back and forths we listened to during
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  • Nets turn to Carlesimo, but for how long?

    Nets turn to Carlesimo, but for how long?

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Mikhail Prokhorov said Friday he decided to fire Avery Johnson last week, but now wants patience with interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.
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  • Report: Kelvin Sampson’s In The Mix For Brooklyn’s Top Job

    Report: Kelvin Sampson’s In The Mix For Brooklyn’s Top Job

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    Houston assistant coach Kelvin Sampson was so impressive holding the Rockets together during head coach Kevin McHale’s absence that apparently he’s joined a list of established NBA coaches in the Nets’ search for a coach. This, according to a report
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  • Anthony (knee) to miss second straight game

    Anthony (knee) to miss second straight game

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will miss his second straight game Friday night against the Sacramento Kings with a hyperextended left knee.
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  • DeMarcus Cousins, reinstated after suspension, on playing vs. K…

    DeMarcus Cousins, reinstated after suspension, on playing vs. Knicks: ‘I don’t expect anything’

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012
    Stop me - oh, oh, oh, stop me - if you've heard this one before, but all is not splendid and calm in the world of DeMarcus Cousins. The Sacramento Kings center - whose most notable accomplishments this season have been arguing with a color commentat
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  • Williams Dismisses View That He Caused Coach's Firing

    Williams Dismisses View That He Caused Coach's Firing

    nytimes.com Dec 28, 2012
    Point guard Deron Williams said Friday that he did not quit on Avery Johnson, but he did accept some responsibility for the Nets' poor play recently.
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  • The Not-So-Secret Problem with the Celtics

    The Not-So-Secret Problem with the Celtics

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    Before the season started, the Boston Celtics were the biggest threat in the East to a LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh oligarchy set to control the NBA for the next few seasons. In the off-season, Kevin Garnett re-signed, Paul Pierce was still …
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  • Barkley, Shaq have harsh words for D-Will

    Barkley, Shaq have harsh words for D-Will

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal rip Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams.
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  • Avery Johnson Wasn’t The Problem In Brooklyn

    Avery Johnson Wasn’t The Problem In Brooklyn

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    Avery Johnson was fired as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets yesterday, less than one month after winning the NBA’s Coach of the Month award. Ownership, after spending $330 million in the offseason on roster upgrades, wasn’t happy with the team’s prog
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  • Doc Rivers pays Clippers championship-level compliment after 29…

    Doc Rivers pays Clippers championship-level compliment after 29-point blowout of Celtics

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012
    If you were watching Thursday night's NBA action on TNT, the late-running opener between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks - pushed to overtime thanks to this absurd, one-of-a-kind buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Darren Collison - meant that
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  • The Clippers Crush Defenseless Boston; Kevin Durant Tears Out D…

    The Clippers Crush Defenseless Boston; Kevin Durant Tears Out Dallas’ Heart

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    The Clippers have caught the momentum of an avalanche in this 15-game winning streak, and they’re apparently stopping for nobody, no matter their reputation. The Celtics are only six months removed from losing in heartbreaking fashion to Miami in the Ea
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  • Clippers drill Celtics, extend winning streak to 15

    Clippers drill Celtics, extend winning streak to 15

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    LOS ANGELES -- The 2007-08 Houston Rockets have become something of a cautionary tale in the NBA, a middling team that stood at 24-20 on Jan. 27, before they jumped into a kerosene bath. The searing Rockets embarked on a 22-game winning streak, an unfor…
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  • Video - Knicks Injury Update 03:53

    Knicks Injury Update

    Dec 28
    Frank Isola of the New York Daily News with an update on the Knicks' injuries.
  • Video - Warriors Cruise Past 76ers 00:50

    Warriors Cruise Past 76ers

    Dec 28
    David Lee's double-double leads Warriors to their 10th win in 13 games.
  • Video - Kings Hold Off Knicks In Wild Fashion 01:06

    Kings Hold Off Knicks In Wild Fashion

    Dec 28
    After surrendering 27-point lead, James Johnson's 3-pointer at the buzzer lifts Kings to 106-105 win over Knicks.
  • Video - Nets Win P.J. Carlesimo's Debut 00:57

    Nets Win P.J. Carlesimo's Debut

    Dec 28
    Nets capture just fourth win in past 14 games, handing Bobcats 17th straight loss.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will expect immediate impact …

    Dec 28
    Brooklyn's next coach will have to deal with immediate pressure from owner Mikhail Prokhorov, writes Brian Windhorst.
  • Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov says team 'capable of much more'

    Dec 28
    Brooklyn Nets owner and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov decided last week that he would fire head coach Avery Johnson. But he got a few days' worth of heli-skiing in British Columbia before pulling the trigger Thursday.
  • Miami Heat fire back at NBA for suspension of Dwyane Wade

    Dec 28
    The Miami Heat said Friday the franchise didn't agree with the one-game suspension given to Dwyane Wade for making contact with Charlotte's Ramon Sessions earlier this week.
  • Lee Jenkins: Clippers still streaking for now, but best is yet to come

    Dec 28
    LOS ANGELES -- The 2007-08 Houston Rockets have become something of a cautionary tale in the NBA, a middling team that stood at 24-20 on Jan. 27, before they jumped into a kerosene bath. The searing Rockets embarked on a 22-game winning streak, an unfor…