Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams put Quincy Pondexter in a blender to tie the game, but Norris Cole hits a 3-pointer to give New Orleans a 53-50 halftime lead

Devin Kharpertian

That Deron Williams move was soooooome kinda pretty.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets have gotten 32 points off the bench..trail 50-48 w one minute left

Mike Mazzeo

KG hits a free throw for his first Wolves points since April 9, 2007.

Rod Boone

Thaddeus hits a 3 to give #Nets a 44-43 lead, their first of the game.

Tim Bontemps

I'm not quite sure why people are worked up about Brook Lopez starting or not. If he plays starter minutes, doesn't matter how they come.

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams usually has 1 or 2 nice moves like that per game. He needs to have, like, eight.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets have also shot 4-25 from 3 over the past two games. When wings miss, need bigs to produce. Lopez/Young producing.

Devin Kharpertian

Brook Lopez playing well right now. 11 points, 5-8 shooting, 2 blocks. Has been good on offensive glass lately.

Tim Bontemps

Nice runout by Thaddeus Young for a dunk. Not exactly something the Nets were getting from KG.

Tim Bontemps

Nets start the second quarter with Jack, Anderson, Johnson, Young and Lopez.

Devin Kharpertian

#HoopIdea 360 dunks are worth 360 points.

Tim Bontemps

After a horrid start, Nets trail 27-21 after 1. Markel Brown has six points, including his 360 dunk, and Brook Lopez added five.

Devin Kharpertian

Markel Brown threw down a 360 dunk and blocked Luke Babbitt’s shot at the first-quarter buzzer.

Tim Bontemps

Nets games have gotten a lot more interesting now that Markel Brown is playing a lot.

Rod Boone

Norris Cole swishing threes for the #Pelicans. Yeah, it's a Cole world and we all just livin' in it.

Mike Mazzeo

Nice 360 dunk by Markel. Next he has to go for the between the legs slam in a game like that LSU kid.

Devin Kharpertian

‘KELUMINATI, ALL THROUGH YA BODY

Rod Boone

Markel Brown just threw down a nasty 360 on a fast break. He measured it all the way like he knew what he was going to do.

Tom Lorenzo

Ian Egale on that Markel Brown 360 dunk: "Whoa! MarKELEVATION!"

Tim Bontemps

Markel Brown throws down a 360 dunk on a fast break. Lucky for him it went in, or else Lionel Hollins probably would have killed him.

Devin Kharpertian

MARKEL BROWN 360 DUNK ALERT

Tim Bontemps

Thaddeus Young just banked in a free throw.

Lenn Robbins

Brook Lopez w a block on one end; offensive rebound outback plus 1 on the other..#Nets creeping back. #Jambalaya

Devin Kharpertian

Brook Lopez with a block on one end, offensive rebound and-one on the other. So something good's happened this quarter.

Lenn Robbins

Not going easy for the #Nets in the #BigEasy.4 .turnovers, 3-of-16 shooting..down 15-6..But #pelicans are playing man down w no @Anthony Davis

Tim Bontemps

Don't think this game could get much worse than it's been so far. Nets trail 15-4 early. Now 2-for-15 from field, have four turnovers

Devin Kharpertian

Rough day for KG’s teams: the Celtics are losing to the Knicks, the Nets are down 15-4 to the Pelicans, and the Wolves are shooting 0-for-9.

Tim Bontemps

Immediately seeing Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack together. That combination has not worked at all this season.

Rod Boone

#Nets are 2 for 13 from the field. Not hard to see why they trail 14-4.

Mike Mazzeo

The Wolves are 0-for-9. KG's 0-for-2. His misses were the most exciting, though.

Tim Bontemps

Quick hook for Mason Plumlee as Omer Asik already has four rebounds against him.

Tim Bontemps

Omer Asik just committed one of the most blatant travels I've ever seen. Think he took four steps before trying to shoot.

Devin Kharpertian

Could be… Could be both. RT @ Jon Krawczynski: @Devin Kharpertian @m_scheinert3 @Tim Bontemps From Brooklyn or is it for Malik?

Devin Kharpertian

Ha. RT @m_scheinert3: @Devin Kharpertian peep the wristband... http://t.co/wIcAWOJNkN

Rod Boone

#Nets start off 1 for 6 from field, trail #Pelicans 8-2. Lionel calls an early timeout.

Tim Bontemps

Flip Saunders talked openly about how it would be different for KG to finish his career in Minnesota or Boston. Now he'll get to do that.

Rod Boone

I know there's lots to do here in The Big Easy, but uh ... http://t.co/V08imNX79O

Tim Bontemps

Pretty fantastic job by the Timberwolves honoring Kevin Garnett before tonight's game in Minneapolis.

Devin Kharpertian

Thanks in advance, whoever uploads the KG Minnesota intro.

Rod Boone

With no Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson or Jrue Holiday for #Pelicans tonight, this is obviously a game #Nets need to win.

Devin Kharpertian

THE LEAKS ARE SPREADING! RT @Lang Whitaker: Always fun when an NBA game turns into this... http://t.co/NmpbzJZkBh

Rod Boone

Markel's cheering section is in the house at the Smoothie King Center. Just made some noise for him during pregame intros.

Tim Bontemps

Looks like we are about to be joined by a few hundred friends to watch Nets-Pelicans here in the Big Easy.

Devin Kharpertian

Even the security guard is coolin’. RT @steventurous: BAH GAWD THAT'S KG'S MUSIC vine.co/v/O2A7vWxv5mI

Devin Kharpertian

Some light reading before Nets-Pelicans about a Brooklyn cherry magnate drug lord’s suicide: nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-c…

Tom Lorenzo

Game Thread: Brooklyn #Nets at New Orleans Pelicans, 8:00 PM EST sbnation.com/e/7872612 http://t.co/FARy7tFJJs

Devin Kharpertian

“Stretch 4 Joe Johnson” RT @Rob Mahoney: I'm not sure we're fully appreciating the majesty of Joe Johnson, power forward.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets sticking with same starters: Deron Williams, Markel Brown, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee. Jarrett Jack is active.

Devin Kharpertian

I don’t get enough chances to watch #TheStarters. They’ve built something great. Loved today’s episode.

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins once again says he likes having Brook come off the bench because of the lineup balance it creates between first/second units.

Tim Bontemps

Really happy to hear Craig Sager is coming back next week. Watching TNT games hasn't been the same without him.

Rod Boone

Jack joked to me that him and Markel will have the whole section behind the #Nets bench filled up and cheering for them.

Rod Boone

Markel isn't the only one making a homecoming of sorts for #Nets tonight. Both of Jarrett's parents are from N.O. and he also played here.

Tim Bontemps

Jack then, of course, laughed and answered the question. One of the best guys in the league to deal with on a daily basis.

Tim Bontemps

Asked Jarrett Jack about lineup data this morning. Gave me a big smile and said, "Is this an analytics question, like Charles Barkley?"

Devin Kharpertian

You have my attention. RT @toddjolmstead: Secret underground G train platform? bit.ly/1Drf2ll

Tim Bontemps

This entire UAB football story is insane. Anyone who has any interest in the #FreeUAB movement should follow my friend @Joseph Goodman

Devin Kharpertian

No Sloan for me this year with Friday-Saturday Nets games. Good luck to all the warm-climate media who went to NY for All-Star & now Boston.

Tim Bontemps

Pretty incredible video from @talkhoops about Kevin Garnett ahead of his return to Minnesota tonight: youtube.com/watch?v=hIut4v…

Stefan Bondy

Kickoff for NYCFC in about an hour. Jason Kreis going with a reserve lineup for first 60 minutes. No David Villa (groin).

Rod Boone

My guy @JJT_ESPNDallas looking fresh on "Outside the Lines" while dropping pearls of wisdom on the Dez Bryant situation.

Rod Boone

If Michele Roberts thinks there's a lot of standing around in a NBA locker room she's apparently never visited a MLB clubhouse during access

Tim Bontemps

About to hop on @TheTicketMiami to talk about the NBA for a few minutes.

Stefan Bondy

Will say this: there are media members who don't ask questions and don't write stories. But they're hanging out in the dining area.

Stefan Bondy

Love to see M Roberts try to ask a question, only to be told by PR person to wait because player isn't ready. Then she has to stand there.

Stefan Bondy

If Michele Roberts wants to change this, then players could come out of the locker room to speak. But I'm guessing they won't do that.

Stefan Bondy

We're trying to be respectful by waiting to talk to a player who is getting ready in front of his locker, playing on his phone, etc. ...

Stefan Bondy

Is we're waiting for a player who may or may not show up for the scheduled availability, maybe for a second or two before he leaves. Or. ...

Stefan Bondy

Only thing incredible about what Michele Roberts is saying is her misinformation. The reason reporters are standing in the locker room. ..

Andrew Keh

"Incredible invasion of privacy" makes it sound like reporters are sneaking into NBA locker rooms

Rod Boone

Deron on Rose's injury: "Man, it’s just tough. I really feel for him. He was just getting back to kind of getting his groove."

Rod Boone

Jarrett Jack on Derrick Rose's injury: "It hurts man. Great dude. I know how hard he works, puts a lot of pressure on himself to be great."

Andrew Keh

In which Michele Roberts calls the NBA's 30-min pregame media availability an "incredible invasion of privacy" es.pn/1EQHKvY

Devin Kharpertian

Nets going up against a Pelicans team tonight without Ryan Anderson, Anthony Davis, and Jrue Holiday. Talk about opportunity.

Stefan Bondy

Meara is signed w/ RBNY and isn't allowed to play vs them. But no identity crisis: "I'm on NYCFC, simple as that." nydn.us/1agBsMH

Tim Bontemps

Here's my column on Derrick Rose, whose career once looked like it could be anything but now is a series of what-ifs: nyp.st/1LH4Clq

Tim Bontemps

Here's my Nets Rewind from yesterday on Brook Lopez and the contract decision that will shape Brooklyn's offseason: nyp.st/1DkUI5b

Tim Bontemps

The 76ers swooped in and claimed Thomas Robinson on waivers, keeping him from the Nets. My notebook: nyp.st/1DRNnwG

Tim Bontemps

The Nets have suddenly gotten more athletic in the past few days, and the early returns are promising: nyp.st/18jtFNk

Devin Kharpertian

Lot of people wouldn't have the courage to walk away from eight figures for their own mental health. Wish Larry Sanders well.

Stefan Bondy

And with that last tweet, I will never be allowed in the Philippines.

Stefan Bondy

In Philippines, Manny Pacquiao is pro basketball player (can't play), pop star (can't sing), movie star (can't act) and a senator (c'mon).

Lenn Robbins

#NBA woes. @Kevin Durant hurt again. @Derrick Rose & @Chris Bosh done for the season, @Rajon Rondo hissy fit..League better when stars are aligned.

Basketballer kicked out of Filipino league for speaking the truth about Manny Pacquiao, who was then compared to MLK nydn.us/1zDwvTU

Lenn Robbins

Big night for 2 #Nets & #Louisiana natives. @Markel Brown & @Thaddeus Young Brown likes jambalaya. Young likes jambalaya & etoufee. #Saints

Stefan Bondy

So the players know that the team is being sold while ownership claims there's nothing to see here.

Lenn Robbins

Thanks to everyone at @CommandersPalace for another fantastic night..Love forever to Miss Ella, a true friend and one of a kind #Nets

Tim Bontemps

In the matter of a few days the Nets have turned themselves into a more athletic team, and early returns are positive nyp.st/18jtFNk

Rod Boone

Still can't believe the Derrick Rose news. Just wild. It's like the cat is snake bit.

Mike Mazzeo

#Mavs 99 #Raptors 92. Outscored 25-15 in the fourth Q. Three Ls in a row. Lowry/DeRozan 11-for-36 FG. Warriors at home Friday.

Tim Bontemps

That was the same knee Rose had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in last year. Seems all but certain he'll be done for the season.

Tim Bontemps

Absolutely terrible news: Derrick Rose to undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his right knee.

Devin Kharpertian

Derrick Rose has had a torn ACL in his left knee and has now torn his meniscus in his right knee twice. Awful.

Mike Mazzeo

C'mon, man! awful RT @Marc Stein Bulls just announced a meniscus tear in Derrick Rose's right knee

Devin Kharpertian

Ugh. RT @Ben Golliver Bulls announce Derrick Rose will undergo surgery after MRI revealed medial meniscus tear in right knee. No timetable.

Mike Mazzeo

Since going up 13, #Raptors are being outscored 53-33 with 11 turnovers. They're 3-for-14 from 3, Mavs 6-for-8