Tim Bontemps

The officials are seemingly aiding the flow of the 44-minute game by not calling anything at either end. Missed travels at both ends.

Stefan Bondy

Nets playing experimental 44-minute game. 1st qtr running time was 20 min. At this rate we'll be home to watch second half of Giants loss

Rod Boone

Interesting lineup Lionel Hollins has on floor to end first quarter here: Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson, Joe, AK and Mason. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Honestly forgot that Marcus Thornton was coming back to Brooklyn today with the Celtics.

Tim Bontemps

Up-and-down first quarter for Mason Plumlee, but he's doing a good job of running the floor and to the rim.

Lenn Robbins

The #Nets did not ask Mirza Teletovic to work on his low post game. He realized at 6-9, 245 w a deadly 3-point shot, a post game could help

Mike Mazzeo

#NBA should institute an experimental rule in which the #Nets change their in-game music. Stagnant. Needs more variety.

Andrew Keh

Mr. and Mrs. Whammy have apparently returned from China without stomach viruses.

Lenn Robbins

Welcome to 44 minutes of basketball. #Nets and #Celtics to test 11-minute quarters "We're the guinea pigs,'' jokes Deron Willams

Andrew Keh

It doesn't look like there are any barbers on duty today at the Barclays Center barber shop.

Rod Boone

Stomach virus claims another: #Nets now say Markel Brown is out today vs. #Celtics.

Mike Mazzeo

Markel Brown (stomach virus) is out today too #Nets

Lenn Robbins

Kevin Garnett (stomach bug) out vs #Cletics..No Brook Lopez, too. Opportunity knocks for Teletovic, who was great in China #Nets

Stefan Bondy

Gerald Wallace = Available tonight at the Barclays Center.

Tim Bontemps

No Kevin Garnett against the Celtics today. Still out with a stomach virus.

Stefan Bondy

No Kevin Garnett tonight. Stomach virus.

Andrew Keh

Billy Beane said the word "maths," The Guardian reported. bit.ly/107mT9o

Marquis Teague

I guess the older u get the earlier u start 2 wake up..

Mike Mazzeo

Maybe it was illegal. But I definitely wanted it to be called legal -- if only just this one time.

Mike Mazzeo

David Robinson's son's GW TD catch is negated by an illegal pick that probably was not illegal?

Mike Mazzeo

Holy cow, Golson and David Robinson's son

Rod Boone

Bojan Bogdanovic has best shot at being Nets starting guard nwsdy.li/1vuifxW #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Jaromir Jagr could probably play hockey forever and would still be good

Mike Mazzeo

'Four less minutes to holler and scream' #Nets to play a 44-minute game tomorrow afternoon es.pn/1wpXzYb

Stefan Bondy

Nobody can do more to erase the memory of Paul Pierce in a Brooklyn uniform than Mirza Teletovic nydn.us/1rkzEmD

Stefan Bondy

Former Nets pick Damion James has as many championship rings as Brooklyn's roster combined.

Tim Bontemps

“The only thing that surprises me is that he didn’t say it in a chicken suit." - Popovich on Sarver per @Dan McCarney. Man, he's the best

Fred Kerber

#Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesn't foresee scoring title in new offense -- but his offense will be there when needed bit.ly/107WUi3

Mike Mazzeo

Teletovic takes comfort in experience es.pn/1CC3JEg #Nets

Fred Kerber

If #Knicks Carmelo Anthony were commish for a day first rule change: "No back to backs"

Fred Kerber

#Knicks CAnthony doesn't foresee scoring title "especially in this system" but "when its time 4 me 2 go 2 work it’s time 4 me 2 go 2 work"

Fred Kerber

#Knicks Bargnani (hamstring) Outlaw (Achilles) and Stoudemire (recovery - from rest not wine bath) did not practice

Fred Kerber

ex #Nets Andray Blatche tweeted how much he liked Brooklyn: "hopefully one day I'll return" Hopefully one day I'll hit the lottery

Rod Boone

Kevin Garnett listed as questionable for tomorrow's game vs. #Celtics.

Lenn Robbins

Kevin Garnett is questionable for Sunday's game vs #celtics @barclayscenter w stomach virus. Brook Lopez (foot) is out. #opportunity #nets

Tim Bontemps

Brook Lopez is out and Kevin Garnett is questionable for tomorrow's game. Personally, I don't expect Garnett to play.

Mike Mazzeo

KG is questionable for tomorrow officially even if he does somehow play he won't play much Hollins said #Nets

Rod Boone

Besides Brook, Kevin Garnett (stomach virus) and Joe Johnson (off day) did not practice. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

No Brook Lopez (foot), Kevin Garnett (stomach virus) and Joe Johnson (rest) at today's practice.

Stefan Bondy

Kevin Garnett (stomach virus) and Joe Johnson (rest) did not practice today.

Mike Mazzeo

Garnett (stomach virus) missed his second straight practice, while Johnson got today off #Nets

Stefan Bondy

Everton’s Gareth Barry nearly signed with NYCFC, but was swayed against it by argument likening move to retirement nydn.us/105zQRa

Stefan Bondy

Frank Lampard was taken off today's Manchester City game in a stretcher.

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins: it's the travel that needs to be reined in, not the minutes or number of games nydn.us/105z32x

Stefan Bondy

The news was good for Brook Lopez, and Billy King says Nets are ready to move on -- with or without the 7-footer nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…

Tim Bontemps

And you can find all five parts of my NBA Season Preview that I've done so far right here: nypost.com/tag/nba-full-c…

Tim Bontemps

While Lopez is on the sidelines, this is what the Nets will do with their lineup and offense: nyp.st/1FffJQu

Tim Bontemps

Brook Lopez spent a long flight home fearing the worst before receiving news that was as good as possible: nyp.st/1CxKImw

Andrew Keh

Never seen someone so happy to have a right midfoot sprain (also never seen someone with a right midfoot sprain) nytimes.com/2014/10/18/spo…

Tim Bontemps

Brook Lopez spent the whole flight home from China fearing the worst. Instead, he caught a lucky break: nyp.st/1CxKImw

Mike Mazzeo

Just went to two @VerizonWireless stores and told that phone service towers are down in NYC. Anyone else having trouble?

Mike Mazzeo

The Percy Harvin acquisition is good and all ... but Rex Ryan needed the speed burner like six weeks ago ...

Tim Bontemps

Like I said the other day, unless Kobe performs some kind of never-before-seen miracle, the Lakers will be horrible: nypost.com/2014/10/14/kob…

Tim Bontemps

Brook Lopez spent 15 hours on a plane fearing the worst. Instead, he caught a break: nyp.st/1CxKImw

Tim Bontemps

I'll just keep on saying it: the Lakers are headed for an epic disaster this season. It's going to be a season-long dumpster fire.

Mike Mazzeo

Notes: With Lopez out, Teletovic steps in es.pn/1CxKwnl #Nets

Rod Boone

Brook Lopez happy foot injury just a sprain nwsdy.li/1qKhqeN #Nets

Brett Yormack

Congrats to @iyzez305 for winning my #CEOseats to Sunday's Nets pre-season game. Follow & DM @barclayscenter to claim tickets.

Andrew Keh

Unlike other college athletes, kids on the fishing team can get paid. @Zschonbrun wrote it: nyti.ms/1yKX3Gz

Tim Bontemps

Here's today's entry in my NBA Season Preview, which looks at five players who could change teams in the next year: nyp.st/1yKicAH

Mike Mazzeo

Updated news story: #Nets' Lopez likely out 10-14 days due to foot es.pn/1rDf5Bu via @ESPNNewYork

Stefan Bondy

Gareth Barry nearly joined NYCFC but became convinced that such a move would be like retiring. Ouch. telegraph.co.uk/sport/football…

Fred Kerber

#Knicks JR Smith talked to #Giants Victor Cruz Thurs: "He’s in great spirits which is pretty much all you can do at this point"

Tim Bontemps

Hollins said that he "has no desire to change anything right now" with regards to starting five. In other words, Bogdanovic stays.

Stefan Bondy

I can essentially use my story from two years ago for today. Just sub Avery quotes for Billy and Lionel nydailynews.com/blogs/nets/wor…

Fred Kerber

#Knicks JR. Smith on why DRodman compared him to himself: "Reputation, nightlife, females"

Stefan Bondy

Limited to working out in the pool today, Brook Lopez said "I almost drowned multiple times and swallowed lots of water."

Fred Kerber

#Knicks say Travis Outlaw didnt practice w/ mild Achilles strain Andrea Bargnani still "limited" No word if Stoudemire was hung over w bath

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins said idea of 44-minute game was broached by Rick Carlisle and it's about TV wanting to fit game into it's allotted time slot

Marquis Teague

Good practice I'm exhausted though...

Fred Kerber

And here's what you can do with all that wine that comes with a screw on top and no cork, as per Amar'e Stoudemire bit.ly/1CwT6CI

Rod Boone

Brook is in pretty good spirits. Here he is yacking with @Sarah Kustok after practice: #Nets instagram.com/p/uQvRvhoWdg/

Fred Kerber

#Knicks Iman Shumpert smiling more, tuning out distractions bit.ly/1waWe6u

Tim Bontemps

I meant when everyone was available while Brook is out. Thanks for stopping by, #WellActually Twitter.

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins said he didn't even know Brook was injured until yesterday. Early plan is to have Mirza play power forward, KG at center.

Mike Mazzeo

From Hollins: If Brook is out KG/Mirza would be the frontcourt #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Sounds like when everyone's available, Mirza will take Brook's starting spot.

Stefan Bondy

But Hollins said if Garnett is playing he'd move to center and Mirza Teletovic would be starting PF

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins said he'll probably start Mason Plumlee in place of Brook Lopez

Tim Bontemps

Lopez is in extremely good spirits, though. Visibly relieved that it's not another fracture.

Stefan Bondy

Brook Lopez in great spirits, ecstatic that there's no fracture after a very nervous and sleepless plane ride.

Mike Mazzeo

General sense from Brook Lopez was relief his foot wasn't broken, was nervous. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Brook Lopez admits what everyone knew: that it was an extremely long flight back from Beijing waiting to find out about his foot.

Lenn Robbins

Brook Lopez: I was nervous thinking about it on the flight. But it was good news #nets

Lenn Robbins

Lopez says he'd like to play in the opener but knows this is not a long term thing. Says there's been no flags during his recovery #nets

Lenn Robbins

Lopez says it was a long flight home When he got the results of the test and it was negative he and trainer Tim Walsh hugged #nets

Lenn Robbins

Lopez says he's happy and thankful it's not the same thing as the broken bone suffered last season. #nets

Stefan Bondy

Brook Lopez is not wearing a boot, moving well.

Tim Bontemps

Brook Lopez isn't even wearing a boot when we walk into the gym for practice.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets center Brook Lopez is not wearing a protective boot and has taken some shots in the lane. The 10-14 day projected return looks solid.

Fred Kerber

So in light of Brook Lopez sprain, can #Nets sign his good buddy Chewbacca to a 10-day? The guy is like 8-foot-10

Tim Bontemps

Billy King downplaying importance of a minutes restriction: "If you don't drive your car, you have less chance of getting into an accident."

Tim Bontemps

Billy King on Bojan Bogdanovic: "Each day, each game he's gotten better, more comfortable."

Stefan Bondy

Billy King said he's much more comfortable w/ roster being able to withstand long absence of Lopez. Noted Mason Plumlee and MIrza Teletovic.

Mike Mazzeo

If Lopez is hurt, King is comfortable with the depth of Garnett moving to C and still having developing Plumlee and Teletovic as well #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

King also wasn't concerned about the possibility of Lopez missing the Oct. 29 opener because there's still 80, 81 games left #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Billy King said Nets are "much more prepared" than a year ago for potential Lopez absence because of development of Teletovic, Plumlee.