Hot-shooting Nets eye big in-season tourney win vs. Raptors

A barrage of 3-pointers heading through the hoop led to an impressive comeback performance by the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. A similar showing may earn the Nets the chance to play for a trip to Las Vegas along with the financial benefit linked to winning the NBA in-season tournament. Coming off the NBA’s most proficient performance from behind the arc through the first month of the season, the Nets conclude the group stage of the

Nets focused on shoring up defense in clash vs. Bulls

The Brooklyn Nets struggled defensively during their just-concluded three-game losing streak. Even if one of their better defensive showings occurred against a short-handed opponent on Saturday, the Nets will look to follow it up on Sunday night when they host the struggling Chicago Bulls. The Nets are playing their second back-to-back set this season and are coming off a 112-97 win over the Miami Heat, who held out stars Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler due

Heat look for complete effort vs. Nets

The Miami Heat are off to a 10-6 start, but their record might be better if not for a few blown leads of late. Coming off a second 21-point collapse in less than a week, the Heat will conclude a five-game trip Saturday evening with a visit to the Brooklyn Nets. Miami will play in its league-leading 12th road game and is 6-5 so far. Two of the five losses were meltdowns of varying degrees

Skidding Hawks, Nets look to get back on track

The Atlanta Hawks will continue to search for their identity and end a three-game losing streak on Wednesday when they host the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of a back-to-back. The Hawks blew a 20-point lead to the Indiana Pacers and lost 157-152 on Tuesday night, even though they set a franchise record with 86 points in the first half. Atlanta has lost four straight at home and has been eliminated from the NBA

Nets have tall task ahead in clash vs. 76ers

The last time the Nets welcomed the Philadelphia 76ers to town, Brooklyn saw its season come to an end. After being swept by Philadelphia in an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series this past spring, the Nets will be out for revenge on Sunday afternoon when the teams reconvene in New York. If Brooklyn wants to redeem itself, it will have to do so short-handed. The Nets will be without guards Ben Simmons (back) and Cam

Heat put six-game winning streak up against Nets

The red-hot Miami Heat will take a six-game winning streak into a matchup against the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Thursday. The Heat enter off a 115-105 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, which wrapped up a 4-0 road trip. “We have a will to win,” Heat center Bam Adebayo said. Brooklyn has a much more modest two-game win streak, including its most recent victory, 124-104 over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday. Brooklyn was without

Nets seek offensive boost with Magic in town

The last two wins for the Brooklyn Nets can hardly be characterized as offensive masterpieces but rather a display of effective defense down the stretch. Given the slightly added significance of the NBA in-season tournament, the Nets would like to maintain their stout defense while sprinkling some more scoring Tuesday night when they host the Orlando Magic. The Nets are seeking a third straight home win and a second victory in the tournament after a

Battling injuries and inconsistency, Nets host Wizards

Through the opening two weeks of the season, injuries forced the Brooklyn Nets to mix and match their lineups. Various absences seemed to catch up to the Nets Friday night, and they will attempt to bounce back from their most lopsided loss of the early going when they host the Washington Wizards on Sunday afternoon. After using the same starting lineup in 24 of their final 27 games of last season, following the trades of

Streaking Nets face road test against Celtics

The Brooklyn Nets will attempt to extend their road winning streak to four games when they visit the Boston Celtics on Friday night. After starting the season with back-to-back losses, the Nets posted road wins against Charlotte (133-121), Miami (109-105) and Chicago (109-107). Brooklyn then lost two in a row at home before beating the Los Angeles Clippers 109-103 at home on Wednesday. The Nets trailed 21-13 after the first quarter of Wednesday’s win, but

James Harden, Clippers aim to click against Nets

James Harden’s debut with his latest new team was adequate from an individual standpoint but a dud for the Los Angeles Clippers. Coming off their most lopsided loss of the early going, the Clippers meet one of Harden’s former teams when they visit the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. The Clippers are off to a 3-3 start and their first two losses were by a combined seven points. On Monday, Harden debuted after having his