BROOKLYN — A lot has changed since Brooklyn last wore its home whites on Feb. 6. The Nets have played better basketball in their fight for an Eastern Conference playoff spot with the help of smaller, younger lineups, going a very respectable 3-5 on a vicious eight-game Western Conference road trip that ended with a big win in Dallas on Saturday night. “I’m excited to be home, but I’m also excited that we’ve played better, been more competitive,” said Nets head
The Los Angeles Clippers have been in a dog fight for homecourt advantage in the Western Conference all season long and finally had the chance to overtake Portland Trail Blazers for the fourth seed on Monday when they went into The Barclays Center against the Brooklyn Nets, who were 18-28 heading into the contest. The Nets, however, provided an unexpected fight all game long before seemingly folding in the fourth quarter as they so often do with a nine-point deficit with
There were “too many” superstars to choose from in daily action on Friday — though Klay Thompson outperformed all eight of those $10000+ salary guys with the greatest quarter in NBA history. Tonight, the pendulum swings the other way.
Nets point guard Deron Williams is being paid $19,754,465 this season. That’s just over $240,908 a game and $60,227 a quarter. After a strong start to the season, Williams had a bad December hindered by a calf injury and was supplanted in the starting lineup by Jarrett Jack. Jack has thrived in his new role as a starter for Brooklyn, which has won four of five. With head coach Lionel Hollins all but saying that Jack will be the starter for the forseeable future, Williams
Maybe the Rockets were overconfident. Maybe the Spurs were desperate and determined. For reasons no doubt more complex than that, Houston lost a game I thought they would win fairly easily.
There is no NBA action on Wednesday, so tonight is extra busy with 11 NBA games and it’s your last chance to pre-qualify for the $200K Holiday Classic on Thursday at Draft Kings.
Big Sunday? Nine NBA games are scheduled, seven of them starting at 6:00 or 7:00 ET. DraftKings does offer All-Day contests that close at 3:30 and include the two matinees, then the majority of DFS action is in the evening.
Jarrett Jack is 31 years old and is in his first season with the Brooklyn Nets, his seventh team in 10 years. Most players would feel lucky playing for half as many seasons, but very few think about what they’re going to do with their lives once their NBA career is over. Jack’s parents made sure their son thought about his post-playing career right after he decided to leave Georgia Tech following his junior season to enter the NBA draft. “It’s something I