Tim Bontemps

The Nets backups understandably appear to be running out of gas. Now trail by 11.

Mike Mazzeo

Looking like it's going to be Toronto at this rate #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Kemba Walker misses at the buzzer and the Bulls and Bobcats go to overtime. Third/Fourth seeds still up in the air.

Tim Bontemps

Raptors up 20 in the first half on the Knicks. Still early, but if that result holds Toronto will clinch third seed.

Tim Bontemps

Somehow this zombie Nets lineup is hanging with the Cavaliers. Down one with 2:44 left. Would be pretty funny if a seven-man team wins.

Mike Mazzeo

The #Nets reserves look much more interested than their starters did the last four games. Will say that.

Mike Mazzeo

#Raptors up double digits. #Nets are coming back. Reserves mustn't have gotten the avoid the #Bulls memo?

Mike Mazzeo

One down. Three to go. No one injured. #Nets

Rod Boone

End of first Q: #Cavaliers 33, #Nets 21

Rod Boone

Gotta feeling Marcus Thornton is going YOLO tonight. What does he have to lose? #Nets

Rod Boone

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are in uniform and on the bench cheering on their teammates. Neither typically does that when not playing.

Mike Mazzeo

Final game for the expansion #Nets. Jason Collins trying to complete a three-point play.

Tom Lorenzo

Game Thread: Brooklyn #Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers, 8:00 PM sbn.to/1hN9WIj

Rod Boone

Anderson said he feels "a lot better." now, though. #Nets

Rod Boone

Alan Anderson said his abdominal muscle has been bothering him on and off lately. Aggravated it in 1st half vs. Heat, then again vs. #Magic.

Rod Boone

Collins thought about it for a second and said, "That's pretty cool." #Nets

Rod Boone

Asked Jason Collins when was his last start. Said it was with #Wizards. Said he's now started at least 1 game for each team he's played for.

Rod Boone

Asked Kidd if he's bothered some feel #Nets are tanking: "Know what's funny? I don't catch everybody what they say or write so I missed it."

Rod Boone

#Nets who are available off the bench tonight: Alan Anderson, Andrei Kirilenko and Mason Plumlee. If Anderson even plays, it won't be long.

Mike Mazzeo

If the $190 million #Nets were built for the playoffs, they shouldn't fear anyone. Will have to beat the league's best to fulfill goals.

Tom Lorenzo

Sure, the Nets aren't playing to win, but that still doesn't mean they get the Raptors in the first round.

Tom Lorenzo

I mean, the Nets don't control their own destiny tonight. Falling into 6th guarantees them no one.

Tim Bontemps

Alan Anderson is available tonight, but only on a limited basis because he's only just coming off an abdominal strain.

Rod Boone

Starters: Jorge, Teague, Thornton, Blatche and Collins. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Kidd said Anderson will play "very little." Could see Blatche and Thornton get a LOT of shots tonight.

Rod Boone

Deron, Joe, Pierce, KG are all out tonight vs. #Cavs

Mike Mazzeo

So the #Nets are resting all of their starters per @Tim Bontemps. The buzzer can't get here soon enough.

Tim Bontemps

In other words, hard to see the Nets winning this one.

Tim Bontemps

Gutierrez, Teague, Thornton, Blatche, Collins starting. Plumlee, Kirilenko, Anderson available off the bench. That's it.

Rod Boone

#NBA announces some of the potential Game 1 info. If #Nets are at #Bulls, they'll meet at 7 pm Sunday in Chicago. #Raptors game wilts be Sat

Tom Lorenzo

So, basically (re: Nets), we still don't know anything. They'll either play 1 of the 2 days playoffs start against 1 of 2 teams we epexcted.

Tim Bontemps

Was right about Saturday/Sunday for Raptors/Bulls, but was wrong about Nets getting Sunday 1 p.m. ABC slot. That went to San Antonio instead

Rod Boone

Back to where it started for #Nets on Oct. 30. #groundhogday http://t.co/mHoEPH4Jtk

Mike Mazzeo

#NBA announces #Nets will either be in Toronto on Saturday or Chicago on Sunday for Game 1

Andrew Keh

The Toronto Raptors will host their Game 1 on Saturday, the Chicago Bulls will host theirs on Sunday, the NBA said.

Mike Mazzeo

Hello Jerry! Mets affiliate to host Seinfeld night espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/s… via @ESPNNewYork

Mike Mazzeo

Like what #NYJ did this offseason. Could use another corner, but really solid (long as QB play is up to par)

Mike Mazzeo

The Nets are living the Knicks' dream espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Mike Mazzeo

Rule 6.08 (c). You learn something new everyday.

Mike Mazzeo

Today's #MLB consists of them just making up the rules as they go

Mike Mazzeo

The #Yankees $155 million No. 3 starter continues to look good. Also, that blocking the plate rule is silly. Must-slide rule makes sense.

Tom Lorenzo

#Nets vs. Cavs injury update: Who's in, who's out? sbn.to/1hLRKi7

Tom Lorenzo

This will be only the 3rd DNP for Joe Johnson this season. Leads the team in games played.

Mike Mazzeo

Williams, Johnson, Teletovic and Livingston are out tonight. In media notes. Confirmed via PR injury report is accurate. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Starting Five: Bulls or Raptors? espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Mike Mazzeo

Knicks win battle, but Nets nab N.Y.'s finest espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Mike Mazzeo

Worried after Nets' no-show? Not the Kidd espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Shaun Livingston

S/out ESPN on a dope comeback story! #CheckMeOut #BkNets #Peoria

Andrew Keh

The cop called Winston, and he said he had to go to baseball practice.

Stefan Bondy

Shaquille O'Neal last night on Mason Plumlee: "He's ‘Plumdog Millionaire’ and he will be a star. He’s Joakim Noah-ish.”

Tim Bontemps

The Nets won something Tuesday: the battle for who could care less, as they get drilled by the Knicks in Brooklyn: nypost.com/2014/04/15/kni…

Stefan Bondy

After his team was blown out by Knicks for 2nd time in 2 weeks, Jason Kidd says the 5th seed doesn't matter m.nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…

Mike Mazzeo

Worried after #Nets' no-show? Not the Kidd m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Marcus Thornton

Homie I was right there prolly my fav song off this August Aslina #bang

Marcus Thornton

Last regular season game in Cleveland tom finish strong

Rod Boone

Deron Williams, Nets gladly accept top billing in New York as lone playoff team bit.ly/1iXtXHs #brooklynnets

Tim Bontemps

There's also the fact that most would expect the Nets to win that series, leaving Toronto with absolutely no pressure but to go out and play

Tim Bontemps

... the backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan could give the Nets fits, as could their frontline. All 4 games were competitive this year

Tim Bontemps

Yes, the Bulls are a pain in the neck for anyone to play, and Noah and Thibodeau are a tremendous combination. But ...

Tim Bontemps

I'm going to say this now, too: all of this wishing for Toronto isn't necessarily the smartest thing in the world. The Raptors are good.

Rod Boone

Paul Pierce on the playoffs drawing near: “You look forward to it now. Definitely, it’s that time of the year. You get the chills." #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Joe Johnson said he's going to Cleveland.

Stefan Bondy

Best way to describe Jason Kidd postgame: strangely defiant. Probably fact that it wasn't televised contributed.

Rod Boone

Jason Kidd: "Nobody got hurt." That about sums it up. #Nets

Andrew Keh

"Fifth, sixth, same thing," Jason Kidd said.

Stefan Bondy

Jason Kidd: "Fifth seed or sixth seed -- it doesn't matter."

Tim Bontemps

Jason Kidd just said, "Fifth, sixth, same thing." Sounds like Nets won't mind at all if they finish sixth.

Mike Mazzeo

Kidd: Fifth. Sixth. Doesn't matter. #Nets played that way.

Tom Lorenzo

Kidd said they haven't made the decision yet on who will make the trip to Cleveland tomorrow.

Mike Mazzeo

GREAT East River Rivalry this year! 30, 23, 29 and whatever tonight is. Yay. #Nets #NYK

Tom Lorenzo

Seventeen minutes later, Blatche hits his first FG of the game -- a corner three.

Tom Lorenzo

Knicks fans pointing at the scoreboard, Nets fans shouting "Playoffs!" back at them. TV Timeouts are waaaayyy too long.

Tom Lorenzo

There are way too many chants happening in here, including Nets fans chanting "J.R. loves us!" and J.R. Smith acknowledging them.

Tim Bontemps

Loud "Let's Go Knicks!" chant breaking out in Barclays.

Rod Boone

This night is officially a disaster. Some dude next to me courtside just asked me to take a picture of him and his boy. #whatdoilooklikeman

Tom Lorenzo

Some Nets fans chanting "Goodbye Melo."

Tom Lorenzo

Andray Blatche is 0-for-1 from the floor with 5 turnovers in 13 minutes.

Rod Boone

Amar'e and JR Smith standing up and having lots of fun on #Knicks bench.

Rod Boone

Good line from @Shaquille O'Neal on @Mason Plumlee during TNT halftime: "He’s ‘Plumdog Millionaire’ and he will be a star. He’s Joakim Noah-ish.” #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Feels like #Nets are waiving the white flag on regular season

Rod Boone

Can we get a running clock ... straight to the playoffs?

Tom Lorenzo

If your theory is that the Nets are "tanking" to get the 6th seed and play the Raptors/Heat... Nah.

Rod Boone

#Nets are playing like they are at the YMCA trying to get a quick run in with a bunch of old cats. #Knicks playing like they want to win.

Stefan Bondy

Nets can say what they want: They played four starters. They wanted to win and clinch 5th seed. About to enter final game with no clarity.

Tim Bontemps

The Nets are playing far too many of their regulars to look this bad.

Rod Boone

Why would you ever throw an alley-oop to Marcus Thornton? He's not exactly a high riser. #Nets trail 68-51 and better wake up quick.

Tom Lorenzo

Fan makeover at the Nets game, in which they put a hat and jersey on a guy and his son. #Makeover

Andrew Keh

Joe Johnson for some reason threw a lob to Marcus Thornton. It ended with a writer's laptop getting smashed and coffee spilling everywhere.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets, playing sloppy basketball and looking disinterested, down 68-51 midway through third. 4-32 when trailing after three quarters.

Rod Boone

That last alley-oop by Joe to Marcus Thornton (that nearly decapitated @Tim Bontemps and @Stefan Bondy) highlights how #Nets are playing.

Tom Lorenzo

Paul Pierce (ankles) is listed as a GTD tomorrow. #NoHesNot

Rod Boone

That's 5 fouls for Paul Pierce with 8:02 left in the 3rd Q.

Tim Bontemps

Mason Plumlee is going to be an easy choice for April rookie of the month.

Tim Bontemps

Pretty dreadful half for the Nets, who trail 55-43 to the Carmelo-less Knicks.

Stefan Bondy

This shouldn't be happening, but it is: Toure Murray (8 minutes) is outscoring Deron Williams (15 minutes).

Mike Mazzeo

The future Israeli star dunks. The rookie strikes back with two of his own. #Nets #NYK