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Nets make franchise history with stunning win over Lakers

The Nets looked to be on their way to a 15th loss in 18 games early on at Arena, but they flipped the script on the Hollywood Lakers and turned a slow start into an explosive second half.

Brooklyn outscored Los Angeles 38-22 in the third quarter with Cam Thomas pacing the Nets with 33, Spencer Dinwiddie coming alive for 19 and Nic Claxton notching an impressive 22 point, 14 rebound double-double in the contest.

LeBron James had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Anthony Davis had 26 and 12 boards, while DeAngelo Russell poured in 20.

For Brooklyn, Lonnie Walker IV and Dennis Smith Jr. had spirited efforts off the bench with 15 and 11, respectively, to go along with a great deal of hustle plays.

The Nets earned their biggest win in franchise history at the Lakers home court with a 130-112 triumph.

Brooklyn will be back in the same arena on Sunday to take on the Clippers as it looks for a Los Angeles sweep. 

Nets suffer ugly loss on foreign soil to Cavs in Paris


Donovan Mitchell stole the show in the NBA's Paris Game 2024 with 45 points, 12 rebounds and six assists as the Cavaliers cruised to a 111-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. 

Once again, the Nets were lackluster offensively with careless turnovers, poor shot selection and lack of ball movement among their many problems. 

Mikal Bridges tallied 26 points, Cam Thomas 26 and Lonnie Walker IV 20. The Nets surrendered 43 free throw attempts to Cleveland and provided little resistance on the defensive side of the ball. 

Former Nets Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen tallied 21 and 12 points, respectively. The Nets had a fun trip overseas in an international showcase via social media, but chock up another one in the loss column. 

With Paris Fashion Week around the corner, no player was happier to up his Instagram game than Simmons. 

Simmons told reporters this week that he was 'close' to returning but when pressed on when he replied simply with: 'no timetable.' 

Simmons' agent, Bernard Lee, detailed his client's ongoing progress and recovery from this back ailment and while offering a reason for optimism,  fans are skeptical of the Nets' point guard's prospect of returning healthy. 

Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics and while Simmons plans to play with Team Australia, Nets fans are hoping that's not the next time you'll see him fully healthy on the basketball court. 

As for the Nets, the head scratching rotations from Jacque Vaughn continued as he waited until the team was buried by 20-plus points early to insert Thomas and Walker IV into the lineup. 

The Nets are in a world of trouble with a tough schedule ahead ready to bury the already 16-22 struggling club. 

It's clear that the Nets should look to sell off any win-now assets unless Sean Marks can pull a rabbit out of a hat and acquire a game-changing talent like Dejounte Murray to give Brooklyn a much needed shot in the arm. 

The Nets travel to Miami on January 15 to play the Heat. 

Nets snap five-game losing streak with shocking win over Thunder

 The Brooklyn Nets led by as many as 32 points on Friday night at Barclays Center against Oklahoma City before surviving with a 9-point victory. 

The Nets losing streak ended at five games as Nic Claxton and Spencer Dinwiddie added 23 apiece. Cam Thomas chipped in 19 and Mikal Bridges 17. 

Brooklyn got off to a strong start in the first half but stumbled to the finish line in the second half.

Sloppy execution down the stretch saw Brooklyn's lead shrink to only six points, but It held on for a 124- 115 win.

The Nets are ecstatic to be back in the win column and head coach Jacque Vaughn can loosen his collar a bit. 

Brooklyn welcomes in the Portland Trailblazers to Barclays Center on Sunday looking for its second consecutive victory. 

Injury bug ravaging underdog Nets as another player is sidelined


The Brooklyn Nets can't seem to stay healthy. Between Ben Simmons's nerve impingement, Nic Claxton's ankle injury, Cam Johnson's knee, Dennis Smith Jr.'s back, Cam Thomas's ankle and now Lonnie Walker IV's hamstring injury, it's amazing that Brooklyn is just one game out of the sixth seed in the East. 

Walker will miss Wednesday's contest in Atlanta and while the majority of the Nets starters, sans Simmons, has returned healthy, the Nets x-factor and sparkplug off the bench is the latest name to be sidelined.

Brooklyn knows a thing or two about injuries derailing a season, just ask Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden about that. 

Luckily, the 2023-24 Nets run nine players deep and have the requisite depth to overcome a few injuries. 

This year has seen an inordinate amount of injuries afflict the team this season, so Jacque Vaughn will need to go into his bag on tricks and use his bench to make it out of a tough stretch of upcoming games will Walker working his way back.