Mike Mazzeo

Harvey painting at 98. He'll be fun to watch this year.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets beat the best team in the NBA and got blown out by a below-average one two days later. So… I don’t know what’s gonna happen tonight.

Tim Bontemps

Syracuse is far from the first or the last to do so. Just the way collegiate athletics works -- "student athletes" are just pawns.

Tim Bontemps

There's nothing more disingenuous than schools throwing current students under the bus to save themselves from further punishment.

Tim Bontemps

Can't say I'm crying for Syracuse getting demolished by the NCAA today.

Mike Mazzeo

Joe Johnson: 3-for-13, seven points previous two games. Five before that: 16.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 47.8 percent shooting. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Jets a third of the way to a nice offseason. Now just need that QB and a couple quality CBs.

Stefan Bondy

My NYCFC preview. Alexi Lalas calls Manchester City the Mothership. nydn.us/18nemSQ

Devin Kharpertian

Just over 1,000 minutes since 1/1 for Joe. Only 8 guys have played more. RT @ArianSharapolli: he is playing big minutes may be fatigue

Devin Kharpertian

Note from @SeanFlatts: Joe Johnson has scored just 7 points in the last two games (59 MIN). bkga.me/1BOjP1w

Stefan Bondy

After mishaps + misfortune, NYCFC set to kickoff w/ high expectations: "They have to be good right out of the chute." nydn.us/1G40EiY

Tim Bontemps

Brutal news about Wes Matthews. Loved that Portland team heading into the playoffs. Also could have big impact on him in free agency.

Mike Mazzeo

The 1994-95 Red Wings had five Hall of Famers (Yzerman, Lidstrom, Ciccarelli, Fetisov, Coffey). Fedorov probably gets in too. Devils swept.

Lenn Robbins

Watching @SportsOn1KG Guest looks oddly familiar Great job by Kevin Garritty.Talking #Nets, #Islanders #Atlantic10 & boxing @barclayscenter

Mike Mazzeo

I would think it would be pretty difficult to get a lobster through arena security these days

Mike Mazzeo

Never realized that a fan threw a lobster on the ice when Bruce Driver scored in Game 3 of the 1995 Stanley Cup finals.

Tim Bontemps

That was a spectacularly drawn up play by Tom Thibodeau, and it was executed just as well as it was diagrammed. Incredible.

Devin Kharpertian

Russell Westbrook has me thinking about this again. http://t.co/AbVktQxsXR

Tim Bontemps

And as you're all watching Russell Westbrook go for another triple double, my column on him taking the NBA by storm: nyp.st/18m0bO4

Tim Bontemps

Really happy for Craig Sager's return. Really good guy who is a pro at his job. Have always enjoyed watching him. #WelcomeBackSager

Devin Kharpertian

I want to live in a world where Russell Westbrook and Craig Sager switch closets for a day.

Mike Mazzeo

Damion Lee led the CAA in Player Efficiency Rating and Win Shares. Finished a close second in the Player of the Year voting. Oh well.

Mike Mazzeo

Top MLB prospect lives by his own rules -- in a van espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Tim Bontemps

Also in this week's column: thoughts on Nicolas Batum as Portland's X-factor, the Clips awful bench, and 'Nique: nypost.com/2015/03/05/rus…

Tim Bontemps

My national column for this week on Russell Westbrook, who is taking the NBA by storm and doing so his way: nypost.com/2015/03/05/rus…

Jason Kidd

Join my wife @PorschlaKidd #GiveBack to @LLSusa Vote her "Woman of the Year" Milwaukee I'll #Follow all who donate mwoy.org/pages/wi/wi15/…

Tim Bontemps

This week's national column on Russell Westbrook, who is coming into his own and doing so in a way only he can: nyp.st/18m0bO4

Andrew Keh

With the Knicks struggling, Nets CEO Brett Yormark wants the Nets to "own this city." @Andy Vasquez's story: bit.ly/1EjunHA

Tim Bontemps

I've been on a few flights that felt at moments like they might go off the runway without ever doing so. Just glad everyone is all right.

Tim Bontemps

Really glad everyone on that flight out at LaGuardia is OK. Can only imagine how terrifying that was for everyone involved.

Andrew Keh

I like this @zschonbrun story on @deafgeoff, internet famous for lipreading Jim Boeheim: nyti.ms/1EqA4C0

Mike Mazzeo

The #Nets have had three season-best three-game winning streaks. They have had six losing streaks of three or more (two of five or more).

Mike Mazzeo

Glad Larry Donnell and others are safe. Must've been so scary. instagram.com/p/z2kNAVtsks/?…

Tim Bontemps

Here's my Nets Rewind, on keeping same lineup/rotation, an odd reason why it didn't work vs. Charlotte and more: nyp.st/1A0FTRV

Tim Bontemps

Lance Stephenson made his lone trip to Brooklyn this year and was just as forgettable as he's been all season: nyp.st/1M7U515

Tim Bontemps

The Nets had another chance to prove they finally turned the corner this season against the Hornets. They haven't: nyp.st/1zM6q4j

Rod Boone

Last night's game did little to excite #Nets ticket holders enough to pull out their credit cards for early renewal: newsday.com/sports/basketb…

Rod Boone

And oh yeah, he's not forking over the extra dough because he's not down with a 15% percent increase. He's out. Guessing many feel the same.

Rod Boone

One season ticket holder told me #Nets offering free 1st-round playoff tickets for early renewal. May be cause his tix go up 15% next season

Mike Mazzeo

The good news: TIVO picked up the Soup Nazi episode, and you always have to take advantage when that happens.

Mike Mazzeo

The bad news: the #Nets trailed by as many as 32, had three fastbreak points, were out-rebounded by 11 and shot under 40 percent tonight.

Tim Bontemps

So much for turning a corner. The Nets once again prove they can't be trusted in blowout loss to the Hornets at home: nyp.st/1zM6q4j

Tim Bontemps

The "Maybe Austin Rivers is good!" thing has been amusing from the jump. Clippers bench is gonna kill them in the playoffs.

Lenn Robbins

For the 6th straight year, the #StonyBrookMBB advances to the America East semis. Looking to for that @bigdance berth.

Rod Boone

Nets' blowout loss to Hornets could have playoff implications nwsdy.li/1Eo8zcm #Nets

Rod Boone

Deron: "No excuse. They just beat us. Tthey came in here and they whooped us.”

Rod Boone

Deron on #Hornets third quarter: "They came out and just hit us over the head."

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams on effort tonight: “No explanation for it, no excuse. They just beat us. They came in here and they whooped us.”

Mike Mazzeo

Deron: They whooped us.

Tim Bontemps

Mason Plumlee: "This was a big game (in the standings) and we have to make up for it now."

Tim Bontemps

Hollins credited Steve Clifford's move to go small. Said it helped keep Nets from being able to get into the lane and attack the paint.

Tim Bontemps

Hollins: "This was a good beating by a good team that's playing really well."

Lenn Robbins

Lionel Hollins on the #Hornets: "They came in here and beat us in every facet of the game.'' #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins: "They beat us in every facet of the game."

Mike Mazzeo

Lionel: We came out flat.

Lenn Robbins

Lionel Hollins on the loss: We just came out flat. We missed a lot of shots. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

At 15 minutes and no sign of Lionel Hollins yet.

Mike Mazzeo

#Hornets 115 #Nets 91. Obliterated at home in a game they knew they needed to win. Awful showing.

Rod Boone

Final: #Hornets 115, #Nets 91: Some boos around Barclays Center as final horn sounded.

Tim Bontemps

Nets get run off their home court, lose 115-91 to the Hornets. Fall into 10th place, a game out of eighth.

Mike Mazzeo

Too much LeBron. Raps played incredibly well without Lowry.

Mike Mazzeo

LeBron, you sir, are ridiculous.

Tim Bontemps

Lance Stephenson just tried to hammer one home on Mason Plumlee but fired it off the back of the rim. Fell to the floor begging for a call.

Tim Bontemps

Joe Johnson (1-for-6), Alan Anderson (1-for-5), Jarrett Jack (4-for-13), Brook Lopez (2-for-7) are a combined 8-for-31.

Rod Boone

Cody Zeller just dunked on Mason and Cory Jefferson. Good night.

Mike Mazzeo

Lou Dude goin' off. Holy crap.

Tim Bontemps

Lance Stephenson can't even make plays against the Nets' end of the bench unit right now.

Tim Bontemps

Nets have the end of their bench in. Can't blame Hollins – nothing else has worked.

Mike Mazzeo

The undermanned Raps are hanging tough with the Cavs. Really gutsy effort regardless of outcome. JV/DeMar playing well.

Tim Bontemps

No other way to say this: Nets laid a total egg tonight.

Mike Mazzeo

Definitely did not expect the #Nets to get beaten like this at home. Terrible.

Rod Boone

Ugly performance tonight by #Nets. Rough games in particular for Joe and Brook, who are a combined 3 for 13.

Mike Mazzeo

Well ... it was 12 ... now it's back to 20

Tim Bontemps

Bojan Bogdanovic and Brook Lopez already in for Plumlee and Anderson.

Tim Bontemps

Meanwhile, Mo Williams just shattered the entire team's ankles at once.

Tim Bontemps

Welp, that didn't go so well. Hornets open the second half like they did the first, going on 10-2 run to push lead back to 20.

Tim Bontemps

If the Nets are going to win this game, they're simply going to have to start rebounding better.

Mike Mazzeo

Joe Johnson is getting to play the three right now. He must be so ecstatic lol

Tim Bontemps

Smart move by Lionel Hollins – we'll see if it pays off.

Tim Bontemps

Nope, scratch that: Plumlee remains starting, but here comes Thaddeus Young for Markel Brown.

Tim Bontemps

Looks like Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez are starting the second half for the Nets.

Tim Bontemps

If anyone thinks Mirza Teletovic isn't an incredibly intelligent guy ... filmed a halftime notice for the Nets in fluent Spanish.

Tim Bontemps

Charlotte, predictably, is 7-for-28 since starting out 13-for-15. We'll see if Nets can make the rest of the climb back in the second half.

Tim Bontemps

Brown's biggest asset is being able to lock up perimeter scorers; unless you want to put him on Mo Williams, doesn't have a clear purpose.

Tim Bontemps

I think Markel Brown has been a big boost to the Nets in starting five overall but with @NateDuncanNBA – Young should start 2nd half tonight

Mike Mazzeo

The #Nets have cut a 23-point deficit to a manageable 12 at the half. Charlotte is 7 for its last 28 from the field after 13-for-15 start.

Tim Bontemps

Mason Plumlee and Al Jefferson now taking turns letting the other score.

Tim Bontemps

Referees calling a lot of touch fouls here tonight. Both teams in the penalty halfway through the second.

Tim Bontemps

Dumb foul by Mason Plumlee there. Needless hack on Al Jefferson with the Hornets in the penalty. Jefferson helps by missing 1-of-2.

Tim Bontemps

Very good minutes from Bojan Bogdanovic here as part of this run to help get the Nets kind of back into this game.

Tim Bontemps

And then Thaddeus Young bangs home a 3-pointer to make it a 10-0 run for the Nets and pull them to within 44-31.

Tim Bontemps

Quick 7-0 run for the Nets manages to pull them back ... to within 16.

Tim Bontemps

The Nets are getting killed on the boards. it's keeping them from having any shot at getting back in this game as Charlotte cools off.

Rod Boone

Boos at Barclays for #Nets getting outhustled.

Rod Boone

#Nets are being outrebounded 17-6 and Brook has zero boards in 9 minutes. Not one.

Tim Bontemps

Nets opening up with Jack, Brown, Bogdanovic, Young and Lopez.