2014 Playoffs: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors
It's unlikely Rihanna will be in the stands at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday night, but she and a lot of Nets fans will face a lot of anxiety in pivotal Game 5. The Nets must win two of the last three to advance to the second round and Miami.
After a spending spree of an offseason, the Nets were expected to thrive in pressure-filled games. Now, with game five on tap Wednesday night, they get their first shot at one. If they lose, it could be a fatal blow to their roller coaster season.
Larry Flesher takes a look at past playoffs performances by the core Nets players in Game 5's where the series is tied at 2-2.
Howard Megdal, writing for Sports on Earth, says everyone should realize that, yes, it is a process, on the court and in the stands, that despite their short, 11-mile move across two rivers, the Brooklyn Nets are a brand new franchise in the NBA.
A photo gallery from Sunday night's Game 4 playoff matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors.
The Nets have chosen Michael K. Williams, Flatbush native and star of "The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire," to announce the Nets starting lineups at Barclays Center. And Sunday night, Williams let the crowd know how he feels about Donald Sterling.
Score at the half: Raptors 51, Nets 44.
The Brooklyn Nets welcome in the Toronto Raptors for Game 4 of their first round playoff matchup. The Nets lead the series 2-1.
Photographer Alex Paz was on hand for NetsDaily to capture the sights from Game 3 at Barclays Center between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors.
Remember back in mid-March when Terrence Ross talked about the Nets and how he's like to meet them in the playoffs? He trashed KG and said "i want brooklyn personally." Well, he got them. So, how's he doing? 10 points on 19 percent shooting. Magical.
The Brooklyn Nets welcome the Toronto Raptors to town for Game 3 of their first round playoff series.
Playoff basketball returns to Barclays Center Friday for the first time since the Bulls broke Brooklyn's heart in Game 7 of the first round last year. The Nets are a different team and their dominance at home should produce a better result.
The game was still more than 24 hours away during Thursday's practice at the PNY Center, but Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Kidd were already anticipating a lot of noise at Barclays, where the Nets won 15 straight this year.
Does "long ball" have its limits? While the Nets have played (reasonably) good defense and hold a 2-to-1 advantage in turnovers (37-18), their smaller lineups are getting hammered on the boards. In two games, Toronto holds a 97-67 edge in rebounding