April 29, 2005 |
One of the luckiest bounces of Vince Carter's career - five or six bounces, actually - couldn't keep the New Jersey Nets from falling behind 3-0 to the Miami Heat. Carter forced double overtime with a shot that danced all around the backboard and rim before dropping through, but there was no more magic for the Nets after that in a 108-105, double-overtime loss to the visiting Heat last night. Shaquille O'Neal had his best game of the series with 25 points, Udonis Haslem had the final go-ahead basket among his 14 points and 19 rebounds, Dwyane Wade had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Eddie Jones added 20 points for the Heat.
April 7, 2006 |
Richard Jefferson scored a season-high 40 points, Jason Kidd had his 74th triple-double, and the New Jersey Nets extended the longest winning streak in the NBA this season to 14 by beating the visiting Charlotte Bobcats, 113-102, last night. The Nets also matched the longest winning streak in franchise history, having won 14 in a row from Jan. 25-Feb. 24, 2004. New Jersey broke a tie with Dallas for the longest winning streak in the NBA this season. Kidd finished with 13 points, 12 assists and 10 boards, moving within four triple-doubles of Wilt Chamberlain for third place on the career list.
December 11, 2005 |
Jason Kidd put it on Vince Carter during training camp. He expected Carter to vie for league most valuable player honors. "He's one of the two best players in the league," Kidd said recently. And the other? "Well, Shaq," Kidd said. All due respect, but he's got it backwards. There's still nobody that's more valuable to the New Jersey Nets than Kidd. The 32-year-old Kidd is still capable of leading a championship team - he's top 10 in the league in assists and top five in steals - but what's heartening to the Nets is that Kidd knows this season's team can't do that, and is happy, anyway.
April 16, 2008 |
Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony said yesterday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges in Denver, and police denied giving him special treatment, even though an officer gave him a lift after his arrest and another drove his car to a city lot. "I'm here to man up to my mistake, just to let you know that I'm truly sorry for what happened and everything that's going on," Anthony said as teammate Allen Iverson stood off to the side....
December 14, 2002 |
The New Jersey Nets are getting to like thwarting the Washington Wizards. Jason Kidd had 11 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds and the Nets held Michael Jordan and the visiting Wizards to a franchise-low point total, 79-65, last night. The total was one fewer than the Wizards had last season in a loss to the Chicago Bulls. "Give their defense some credit," said Jordan, who scored 12 points on 5-for-20 shooting. The point total was also a Nets record for fewest allowed.
December 4, 2002 |
Dikembe Mutombo will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist, sidelining the New Jersey Nets center for at least 2 months. Mutombo tore the ligament Thursday night when he was hit on the wrist by the Clippers' Eric Piatkowski. Mutombo was examined last night by Dr. Charles Melone Jr., a hand surgeon. "He told me it was one of the big ligaments that holds your wrist," said Mutombo, who had missed only 28 games in his 11-year career before coming to New Jersey in the offseason.
November 16, 2004 |
The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers were above .500, LeBron James was in high school. James, the second-year player and reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, scored 33 points and the Cavaliers moved over .500 for the first time in more than 3 years with their fourth straight win, 99-88 over the visiting Golden State Warriors last night. Jeff McInnis added 20 points, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas 16 for the Cavaliers (4-3), who hadn't had a winning record since Jan. 12, 2001, when they were 17-16.
April 27, 2005 |
Alonzo Mourning was supposed to be an insurance policy for the Miami Heat, someone to give the Heat a few good minutes off the bench and take some rebounding and defensive responsibilities off Shaquille O'Neal's mammoth shoulders. Last night, Mourning was much, much more for the Heat, which took a 2-0 lead in its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the visiting New Jersey Nets. Mourning, who wanted out of New Jersey earlier this season because he didn't consider the Nets a championship contender, scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 16 minutes - helping the Heat to a 104-87 win. "It's important that each and every one of us stay ready," said Mourning, whose high in 19 games in his late-season return to the Heat was only 11 points.
January 12, 2005 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The post-Jefferson era began poorly for the New Jersey Nets, who learned yesterday that they will be without their leading scorer for the rest of the season and then went out and lost, 89-80, to the Detroit Pistons. Rasheed Wallace had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Richard Hamilton scored 18 points for the Pistons, who extended their road winning streak to six games. Richard Jefferson watched from the bench as the Nets got 19 points from Vince Carter, 16 from Travis Best and 13 from Jason Kidd.
February 4, 2003 |
The New Jersey Nets' Kenyon Martin seems determined to show he shouldn't have been passed over for the NBA All-Star Game. Martin had a career-high 35 points, 12 rebounds and blocked a shot late in regulation that gave Jason Kidd the opportunity to hit a three-pointer with 1:31 left in overtime in a 109-108 win over the visiting Seattle SuperSonics last night. "I think that he's showing he's an All-Star in this league," Kidd said after the Nets improved to 22-2 at home. Desmond Mason scored a season-high 30 points, but missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer in a disheartening loss for Seattle, which rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half.