Tim Bontemps

It would have been easy for Curry or Thompson to force up a shot there, but Curry gave it to the guy with the right matchup.

Tim Bontemps

A good example of why the Warriors are great: Harrison Barnes had the best matchup there, so he got the ball for the game's biggest shot.

Mike Mazzeo

Sources: Stephenson talks fizzle for Hornets es.pn/13FMsjH via @ESPNNewYork

Devin Kharpertian

These weeks between Colbert ending and Larry Wilmore’s show debuting are going to be excruciating.

Mike Mazzeo

Always nice to have those occasional reminders that basketball can be awesome and it can be exciting, too.

Devin Kharpertian

The NBA should treat West & East like relegation. Two top teams in the East go to the West, two bottom teams in the West fall to East.

Andrew Keh

"I think they were missing me a little bit," Jose Calderon joked about the Mavericks getting Rondo.

Devin Kharpertian

Reminder: Kevin Durant, not fair.

Tim Bontemps

More Barkley: "Phil's gotten sensitive in his old age."

Tim Bontemps

Charles Barkley on Phil tweeting at him: "He's too old to be tweeting."

Andrew Keh

can we print emoji triangle, @samdolnick? RT @Phil Jackson: do I have to mute this game? Chuck just remember your fundamental...key to

Andrew Keh

Bullsheet is proving useful and also happens to be printed on really high quality paper. Kudos to the Chicago Bulls media staff.

Andrew Keh

Oh my god, the Bulls amazingly call their pregame notes packet "Bullsheet."

Mike Mazzeo

Starting is now a 'Plum' role on the Nets es.pn/13F36Qm

Stefan Bondy

The Atlantic now has two teams in supreme tank mode.

Andrew Keh

"I just cannot fathom seeing our guys struggling and playing without at least one of their star players." - Amar'e on forgoing planned rest.

Devin Kharpertian

The Spurs are the seventh seed in the West right now and the team right above them just got better.

Andrew Keh

The Knicks starting five tonight: Calderon, Hardaway, Wear, Stoudemire, Aldrich.

Andrew Keh

The Knicks have deleted the tweet about it being an ankle issue with Carmelo Anthony. So it's the knee, probably.

Devin Kharpertian

Rondo going to the Mavericks just reinforces that we need to get rid of conferences.

Andrew Keh

The Knicks say that Carmelo Anthony will sit out tonight. They said it's a sore left ankle.

Mike Mazzeo

Danny Ainge is stockpiling first-round picks. Take a look at this stash basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/futu….

Stefan Bondy

Awww man, the Eastern Conference is just terrible.

Stefan Bondy

Boston gets one first rounder for Rondo in his prime, a year after hauling in three for aging Pierce and Garnett.

Brooklynettes

Great to meet fans @MetroPCS at 1556 Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn earlier today. Ticket giveaways continue until 7pm! http://t.co/jlsxXDOoZu

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets say Sergey Karasev (oblique) is questionable for tomorrow's game against LeBron and the Cavs

Devin Kharpertian

The Mavs just followed Rondo, Pierce, T-Mac, Popeye Jones, and Wayne Newton. Best starting 5 EVER.

Tim Bontemps

And here's my Nets Rewind on Toronto finding a Joe Johnson stopper several months too late, Nets big men & Bogdanovic nyp.st/1ALrLNg

Tim Bontemps

Everything came up @Drake Wednesday night in Toronto for the Raptors and their Global Ambassador: nyp.st/1C1ePH9

Tim Bontemps

The Nets saw first-hand just how far they've fallen behind the Raptors in Wednesday night's loss: nyp.st/1C0P3Tm

Andrew Keh

Amid questions today about the condition of his left knee, Carmelo Anthony has tweeted that he likes The Pinkprint.

Andrew Keh

The NBA players union is having a logo design contest. One that somehow depicts a person's past, strewn with male bones, automatically wins.

Devin Kharpertian

My friend @natcamfernandez is in Iceland. This is what they call Cool Ranch Doritos over there. http://t.co/PQVgL4y58g

Mike Mazzeo

Reminds me of Jerry telling Elaine in the Pen Episode: "It'll go by like that (finger snap)" #stellastellaaaaaa

Devin Kharpertian

Wait, let me rephrase. The Knicks project to win 0.03 championships in the next 5 years. The Nets project to win 0.04. *does keg stand*

Mike Mazzeo

That being said, 140 regular season games seperate the #Nets from the summer of 2016 and cap space.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets are 4% which is way bigger RT @NateSilver538: The Knicks have a 3% chance of winning a championship. By 2019. bkga.me/1wIlra9

Mike Mazzeo

The #Nets have a four percent chance of winning a title by 2019, as calculated by Nate Silver. 53eig.ht/1wPQSho"

Devin Kharpertian

Worst 10 players in 2P% this year (min. 200 attempts): Wiggins, DeRozan, Josh Smith, Alec Burks, Kemba, Kobe, Deron, MCW, Lawson, Hibbert.

Devin Kharpertian

Jarrett Jack’s shot chart from three-point range this year, is, uh, something. http://t.co/qWTLaTxx9X

Tim Bontemps

Was nice to see @Eric Koreen and @Holly MacKenzie last night. @outsidethenba is dead to me, however, after staying away from ACC on Drake Night.

Stefan Bondy

The Atlanta Hawks (18-7) have gotten off to an amazing start. It's becoming more and more certain they will own Brooklyn's draft pick.

Stefan Bondy

On the happenings of Drake Night nydailynews.com/sports/basketb… http://t.co/zclS3yodfo

Tim Bontemps

And @Drake asked for the Nets to play on "Drake Night," got his wish for a Raptors win and made fun of Joe Johnson: nyp.st/1C1ePH9

Tim Bontemps

The Nets & Raptors faced off for the first time since May, but both teams look far different just a few months later: nyp.st/1C0P3Tm

Mike Mazzeo

D-Will is a 45.5 percent restricted area shooter and 35.1 percent of his shots are pull-ups at a 30.6 percent clip m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Tim Bontemps

So many coaches just refuse to foul up three in the final 10 seconds or so, and their reasons for why not to never make much sense.

Mike Mazzeo

D-Will, #Nets play small vs. NBA's big boys es.pn/1Ashq95

Mike Mazzeo

Lionel Hollins' old team, the Memphis Grizzlies, beat the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tim Bontemps

Raptors forward Patrick Patterson: "Going up against Brooklyn tonight, what we did, it's not a shock."

Lenn Robbins

#Nets outscored 29-16 in the 4th, lose 105-89. Plumlee: We have the personnel and the system to do that. We just have to lock in mentally.

Devin Kharpertian

The Nets got destroyed by the Raptors, so here’s the google results for “puppy & baby” google.com/webhp?sourceid…

Devin Kharpertian

The Nets got destroyed by the Raptors, so here’s 100 Vince Carter dunks. bkga.me/13AwdEG

Devin Kharpertian

Grades updated to include player stats. bkga.me/13AuMpy

Tim Bontemps

Kyle Lowry & Lionel Hollins hug on the way off the court, & then Greivis Vasquez runs over, hugs Hollins & throws his arm over his shoulder

Tim Bontemps

Bruno Caboclo, the Raptors' first round pick and human victory cigar, checks into the game.

Lenn Robbins

Same old story for the #Nets..game gets tight, they get stagnant on offense..#Raptors on their way to a blowout win.. Next up, #Cavs

Tim Bontemps

The fans here are thrilled with the way this one is going. Doesn't make up for the way the playoffs ended, I'm sure, but they're enjoying it

Mike Mazzeo

The #Nets are 0-8 when allowing 100-plus points.

Mike Mazzeo

The #Nets will get the #Cavs, who were blown out tonight, on Friday night.

Devin Kharpertian

Last week, I wrote about how the Nets lack any semblance of hope: thebrooklyngame.com/nets-nba-hope/ Somehow it’s gotten worse since then.

Tim Bontemps

Fans inside Air Canada Centre chanting "Brooklyn Sucks" as Joe Johnson misses all three free throws after being fouled on a 3-pointer.

Devin Kharpertian

“Brooklyn Sucks” chants audible on the broadcast. Joe Johnson misses three consecutive free throws. This is the nadir.

Stefan Bondy

"Brooklyn Sucks" chant now going on all over the arena.

Mike Mazzeo

If this holds, as expected, #Nets would drop to 1-12 against .500 or better teams and 10 games behind #Raptors in the Atlantic Division.

Devin Kharpertian

The one thing Deron Williams still has: many of Plumlee’s easy baskets are/were created by him. Beyond that, it’s been ugly.

Stefan Bondy

Raptors started from the bottom now they have the best record in the Eastern Conference. #DrakeNight ..

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets were once up 11. Now down 11. Getting dominated in the fourth.

Tim Bontemps

Since the Nets went 13-for-22 in the first quarter, they have gone 19-for-55 (34.5 percent)

Devin Kharpertian

JJ and JJ miss bad J’s, but then the other JJ gets a nice and-1.

Mike Mazzeo

Don't really get this lineup the #Nets have on the court, but if Jerome Jordan is gonna make driving three-point plays I guess it works.

Stefan Bondy

Bogdanovic hit his rookie wall. And now he's pounding his head against it.

Devin Kharpertian

Mason Plumlee is not as talented as Brook Lopez, which is what makes him more effective in this lineup right now.

Devin Kharpertian

Mason Plumlee has had back to back 20-point games this season and Brook Lopez has not.

Tim Bontemps

Good stat by @BKN_NETSPR – Mason Plumlee now has back-to-back 20-point games after having one in his first 95 games as a pro.

Mike Mazzeo

This part of the game is called hope Joe and Mason can carry us to a win. #Nets had six turnovers in the third -- D-Will four in the game.

Tim Bontemps

Mason Plumlee really has been excellent since moving back into the starting lineup. Already up to 20 points in this one.

Devin Kharpertian

Jarrett Jack calls one of the Nets plays, then pulls up for a contested midrange jumper. Why even call a play?

Stefan Bondy

At what point do the Raptors start the Hack-A=Plums?

Devin Kharpertian

Seriously, I think the most common thing ever said about Deron Williams the player is that he has problems finishing at the rim.

Devin Kharpertian

People always talk about it. RT @chrisbk80: Deron has to be one of the worst finishers at the rim I've seen and nobody talks about it

Devin Kharpertian

Which… would still be wrong. RT @smoke91: @Devin Kharpertian @SJMoss41 i think he meant eastern conference finals

Devin Kharpertian

Bad night for Deron Williams, again.

Devin Kharpertian

Whoops RT @SJMoss41: @Devin Kharpertian Jon Berry just said the nets went to 2 straight finals right after the VC trade. So yeah....

Devin Kharpertian

Plumlee & Valanciunas each struggling to guard the other at what they do best. Been a fascinating battle between the two.

Mike Mazzeo

Valanciunas is having a field day inside. Still, Plumlee should stay in the starting lineup/heavy minutes the way he's playing #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams shooting 3-9 from inside the arc. Bad running theme.

Lenn Robbins

Got to come clean.,#Drake seems like a genuinely good dude. Poses for selfies w #Raptors fans, #DrakeNight good for #NBA

Stefan Bondy

In response to what Lowry told Grantland, Hollins said "there's two sides to every story." Said earlier Lowry asked to be traded from Griz.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets outscored 31-22 in the second quarter and trail 53-52 at the half. Plumlee with 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks.

Lenn Robbins

After a 30-point 1st quarter, #Nets held to 22 in the 2nd..#Raptors take a 53-52 lead by outscoring #Nets 11-4 from the line.

Devin Kharpertian

Raptors up 1,123-1,122 in the last 10.5 Nets-Raptors games.

Tim Bontemps

Was wondering where Mirza Teletovic had been, and here he comes back into the game. Had a big ice pack on his hip.

Lenn Robbins

Based on the results, every #nets player should have a chat w Lionel Hollins. Plum w 10 pts, 4 boards, 1 assist #Nets #Raptors

Lenn Robbins

The 11-point #Nets lead is down to 44-42..#Raptors going to the line w a chance to tie. 13 free throws for #Raptors; 2 for

Drake on Joe Johnson: “he’s got my haircut. He’s too old for that haircut."