Photo by Elsa/Getty Images The Nets have won four of their last five despite injuries and a tough schedule. Defense, which many fans and staffers thought would be a strength, is finally getting there. Ten days ago, the Brooklyn Nets traveled to Atlanta to play the Hawks and their high-power offense. It turned into a frustrating loss. Mikal Bridges had 45, one of four … [Read more...] about Can Brooklyn Nets match their defensive performance vs. Orlando Magic?
Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports The Brooklyn Nets couldn’t wait to paste a dub over their previous loss to the shorthanded Charlotte Hornets. After jetting out to a 43-22 lead on some Mikal Bridges-branded kerosene, they never looked back, beating the Orlando Magic by a 129-101 final score. Brooklyn Bridges finished the contest with 42 points while shooting 12-of-20 from … [Read more...] about 3 Takeaways from Brooklyn Nets rout of Orlando Magic
Photo by David L. Nemec/NBAE via Getty Images Behind Mikal Bridges, the Nets notched another big victory over the Magic, and erased any poor aftertaste of the loss that preceded it. The Brooklyn Nets sit at 9-9, but the highs and lows of the adolescent season have left fans feeling anything but average. Just in the past two weeks, Brooklyn’s first three-game losing … [Read more...] about Brooklyn Nets blow out Orlando Magic behind historic first half from Mikal Bridges, 129-101
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Brooklyn Nets’ update on Ben Simmons on Saturday night turned out to be, well, more of the same Ben Simmons last played against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 6th, where he played 33 minutes, posting a wonky 2/15/4 stat line. Simmons was then ruled out for a November 8th tilt against the Los Angeles Clippers with left hip soreness, … [Read more...] about Ben Simmons to be re-evaluated in two weeks
Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Brooklyn looks for a bounceback win against Orlando You can call Brooklyn’s loss against Charlotte embarrassing, disappointing, etc. and you wouldn’t necessarily be wrong. They played a depleted (and struggling) Hornets squad and couldn’t close it out at home. That said, it’s a new day and it’s only December. As we often … [Read more...] about NBA Live Thread: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets, 7:00 PM ET