Tim Bontemps

With Russell Westbrook having a fractured bone in his hand, the Nets will not see either Westbrook or Kevin Durant this season.

Tim Bontemps

If the Thunder beat the Clippers on the road without Westbrook and Durant after the Knicks-Cavs game earlier ... I give up.

Tim Bontemps

30 assists on 37 shots for the Knicks tonight is pretty spectacular. Hard to believe things played out tonight the way they did.

Deron Williams

Wow, @CrownRoyal hooked it up! You can’t even find this yet. #CrownApple Happy Halloween! #HH http://t.co/X0rMhrEzkW

Tim Bontemps

Derek Fisher begins presser praising Tim Hardaway, Jr. for being supportive of teammates despite playing four minutes, staying positive.

Tim Bontemps

This also is proof for anyone who was worked up about the Nets yesterday that it's a long season with plenty of ups-and-downs along the way.

Tim Bontemps

Hats off to the Knicks. Cavs were out of sorts all night but still an incredibly impressive win after yesterday's debacle.

Mike Mazzeo

Will LeBron's albatross hamper the win-now Cavs going forward? Troll column:

Tim Bontemps

The Cavaliers sure can get hot in a hurry.

Stefan Bondy

Holy s$#t, the Knicks might win this game.

Tim Bontemps

This game is yet another example of why sports are the best. Totally unpredictable.

Tim Bontemps

It's Quincy Acy's world, and we're all living in it.

Tim Bontemps

Been impressed with Derek Fisher tonight. Hasn't minded experimenting with different combinations of players.

Tim Bontemps

Quincy Acy just outfought multiple Cavs, including LeBron, for that ball, even though it was offensive interference.

Tim Bontemps

Interesting Cavaliers lineup heading out here for the fourth: Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Shawn Marion, Mike Miller, and Tristan Thompson.

Tim Bontemps

LeBron is clearly feeling the pressure from playing in the biggest sporting event of all-time.

Mike Mazzeo

The Devils just snapped an 18-game shootout losing streak. End the season now. March 10, 2013 Baauer-Harlem Shake was No. 1 song on charts.

Tim Bontemps

Dan Gilbert's fancy new scoreboard is having issues in its first regular season game: http://t.co/zuvvGtVwto

Tim Bontemps

LeBron James played about as bad a half as I've ever seen him play: 1-for-8, four turnovers.

Tim Bontemps

That's one way to end a half. Kyrie Irving hits Tristan Thompson for an alley-ooo at the buzzer and Cleveland has a 44-42 lead at halftime.

Devin Kharpertian

LeBron almost always makes the right play. But now he’s just firing. Gotta be nerves.

Tim Bontemps

The Knicks winning this game would be about the funniest thing ever, given all the hype surrounding the Cavaliers.

Fred Kerber

Bernie Kosar just shown on scoreboard at #Knicks v #Cavs. Good chance he starts for #Jets soon

Fred Kerber

The ways #Knicks v #Cavs is going, I'm kinda praying for Game 8 of the World Series

Fred Kerber

"And with the fourth pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks select..."

Fred Kerber

First quarter highlights of #Knicks v #Cavs: Kevin Love scores 12 for Cleveland and Justin Bieber gets treated like Stalin

Fred Kerber

So when does Taylor Swift come on the court?

Tim Bontemps

The good people of Cleveland loudly boo Justin Bieber when he was shown on the jumbotron.

Fred Kerber

So who can I talk to about making the sound louder at #Knicks v #Cavs? Every other half minute, I can still almost hear myself think

Rod Boone

#Nets opened up against #Cavaliers in Cleveland exactly a year ago tonight. Looks like a wee bit different atmosphere there now. Just a bit.

Fred Kerber

At 2:43 of 1st Q, #Knicks down 21-12 v #Cavs. Did anyone think they'd be this close this late in the game?

Stefan Bondy

Man, the Cavs are gonna be fun.

Fred Kerber

At 6:30 of first Q, all five #Cavs starters have scored. Anthony has 6 for #Knicks, Shumpert 2. Knix down 6

Stefan Bondy

Is that Reggie Evans starting for the Knicks?

Tim Bontemps

That Kevin Love outlet pass to LeBron James was breathtaking.

Fred Kerber

#Knicks up 4-2 v #Cavs Fisher considering scraping triangle for four corners

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins again says Brook Lopez's minutes won't be limited nwsdy.li/1tWIzl1 #Nets

Fred Kerber

LeBron introduced for #Cavs v #Knicks. My ears are bleeding

Fred Kerber

Gotta admit The Q for #Knicks v #Cavs has that real Izod Center feel to it for say, #Nets v #Clippers, circa 1998

Tim Bontemps

The scene inside Quicken Loans Arena just prior to tip: http://t.co/XUGqe3oyoZ

Devin Kharpertian

Radio announcer in the background kiiiiiind of ruining the moment.

Fred Kerber

Okay everyone be quiet. No matter where you are on the planet, you will hear #Cavs crowd react for LeBron James intro v #Knicks

Tim Bontemps

This place is a madhouse.

Fred Kerber

Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Bangled Banner quicker than Usher sang it at #Knicks v #Cavs

Tim Bontemps

Cavs part owner Usher singing the national anthem here today.

Fred Kerber

They showing LeBron's new commercial 4 the city. Has him talking 2 #Cavs fans. Reminiscent of Eisenhower chatting up Rangers before D-Day

Fred Kerber

At #Knicks v #Cavs there are a bazillion celebrities who I have no idea who the hell they are

Tim Bontemps

Crowd is going crazy every time LeBron is shown on the massive JumboTron here in Cleveland

Tim Bontemps

Practically every seat is full 20 minutes before tip-off as the Cavaliers take the court for the first time to a standing ovation.

Tim Bontemps

The Nets have plenty of defensive problems to correct after Wednesday's debacle in Boston. My look at what happened: nyp.st/10CYsky

Devin Kharpertian

M’lord RT @SBNationGIF: M'lady http://t.co/LxOEK8PSIn http://t.co/QFpwt2xoPV

Devin Kharpertian

Didn’t take long for her to shake off New York http://t.co/Z4CGwpAT45

Devin Kharpertian

Best ad ever? Best ad ever. Press R as you watch it. youtube.com/user/HondaVideo

Fred Kerber

Sorry make that matchups in mind...#Knicks Fisher sed Quincy Acy starts at four. He want to see Amare at five with second unit

Tim Bontemps

Taking one night off from Nets to take in LeBron's return to Cleveland against the Knicks, where it's quite a scene: http://t.co/hbwzbVf6Wi

Devin Kharpertian

You can smell the cigar smoke RT @ConradKazNBA: wut RT @Steve_OS: Kevin Love has arrived… http://t.co/cbyINuuyZ1

Fred Kerber

#Cavs gave out over 350 media credentials for opener v #Knicks. Usually 75 to 80

Fred Kerber

#Cavs coach David Blatt asked if he ever saw atmosphere like this. Bottom line: Yeah "if you ever care to come to a game in Tel Aviv..."

Fred Kerber

#Cavs coach DBlatt on what he told team: "Play the game and not the occasion"

Devin Kharpertian

This is what I do RT @MikeGrandBAM: @Devin Kharpertian "Plumlee glumly added" Top notch.

Tom Lorenzo

Nets add new 'Core 4' signage to the main @barclayscenter entrance. (via @DougBearak) netsdaily.com/2014/10/30/713… http://t.co/8sAhVq3KdN

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins: "We're a work in progress" es.pn/1sM4nt3 #Nets

Fred Kerber

Thrilla in Manila, Secretariat's Belmont, Miracle on Ice. Now LeBron II: "This is probably 1 of the biggest sporting events up there ever”

Mike Mazzeo

Basically, China trip was good for global biz, but not good for 2014-15 version of the #Nets on the court

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins didn't disparage the China trip, but did say after going on trip team didn't have days of practice they would've liked #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins said maybe expectations are "too high" on Bojan Bogdanovic #Nets

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins, speaking on The Mike Lupica show, said when Brook returns he will play normal minutes. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins sounds a lot like Avery when talking about last night's game and Kidd when talking about the team needing more time together #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Lionel on Brook: "When he comes back, he'll play normal minutes." #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Lionel on Lupica: "We're a work in progress. I still believe we're gonna get there." #Nets

Stefan Bondy

The Nets took it on the chin in the season opener nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…

Tim Bontemps

The thought of @Marc Berman and @Therealkiss sitting next to each other on a flight from NYC to Cleveland is about the greatest thing ever

Tim Bontemps

And here's my Nets Rewind on KG, Brook Lopez & how Lionel Hollins is already doing things differently than Jason Kidd nyp.st/1zNxLZD

Tim Bontemps

Mason Plumlee was in the starting lineup but never got started in Wednesday's season opening loss. My notebook: nyp.st/1rCaGzj

Tim Bontemps

Good thing the Nets have 81 games left because it might take that many to forget how rough their season opener was: nyp.st/13gf2aK

Mike Mazzeo

Something good did come out of last night's game: Cory Jefferson, Isaiah Austin and their bond via the No. 21 es.pn/1sLitLg #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Sad to hear about Mayor Menino's passing this morning. His sports flubs were great and he always had fun with them. KJ and Hondo.

Devin Kharpertian

Solid work, everyone.

Devin Kharpertian

My mentions currently have people trying to make the argument that LeBron's homecoming isn't important to Cleveland sports history.

Devin Kharpertian

I can understand LeBron’s comment if he’s talking about physically up there in Cleveland. This is one of the bigger games in CLE history.

Devin Kharpertian

Really important tool here: calculating actual, not estimated, NBA possessions. bkga.me/1E5wI6i

Andrew Keh

Madison Bumgarner's name comes from a newspaper headline his dad randomly saw -- just like in Mrs. Doubtfire.

Andrew Keh

Great read: @powellnyt watched the World Series with Madison Bumgarner's dad. nyti.ms/1E5jA0I

Mike Mazzeo

In case you were watching Game 7 and Mad Bum being Mad Bum the God of Pitching, the #Nets stunk last night m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Tim Bontemps

Mason Plumlee was in the starting lineup but never got started in the Nets' ugly loss. My notebook: nyp.st/1rCaGzj

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams summed things up after the Nets were blown out in Boston: "We just looked like crap out there." nyp.st/13gf2aK

Devin Kharpertian

The Morning After: So, that didn't go so well bkga.me/1nS1pry

Mike Mazzeo

Happy A-Rod Day everyone

Rod Boone

Nets trampled by Celtics in season opener nwsdy.li/1wG3iYW #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Deron Williams shot 1-for-7 in the first half and had four turnovers. But he did play 39 minutes and was effective in spurts #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

It’s 12:01 and The Morning After is back: Nets romped to start the year. bkga.me/1nS1pry

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets begin Lionel Hollins era with a dud es.pn/1sHYbSU

Tim Bontemps

But their play was completely overshadowed by the incredible number of miscues the team had as a whole, particularly defensively.

Tim Bontemps

On a night of few positives for the Nets, the play of Williams and Garnett were about the only ones. Both looked good.

Tim Bontemps

D-Will "It’s never good to lose like this but it should open our eyes a little bit. If we don’t come ready to play we’re going to get beat."

Tim Bontemps

Hollins on Brook being missing: "Brook could have been there, but it wouldn’t have changed what I saw: the loose balls, the turnovers."

Tim Bontemps

Madison Bumgarner matched anything I've ever seen in these playoffs. Simply sensational.