Why is the East so bad now? Ten factors stand out the most - NBA Howard really wanted to remain there. ... about seven years too optimistic. ... the one where the Nets went 12-70 early in his career. And the ... 12/9/2013 - 6:32 am | View Link
Pick a Side: Nets or Knicks? If the Nets don’t go to the N.B.A. finals, I think it will be a disappointment ... Deron Williams, the star point guard, is 29. Brook Lopez, their All-Star center, is 25. Joe Johnson is just 32 — past his prime but still among the best ... 10/26/2013 - 7:06 am | View Link
Nets still optimistic for Howard deal The Brooklyn Nets remain cautiously optimistic that they will be able to acquire Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard even after a potential four-team deal fell apart, according to league sources. While Orlando continues talks with several teams ... 07/10/2012 - 4:31 pm | View Link
Brooklyn Nets 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Dwight Howard Trade While the Magic continue talks with several teams about the three-time Defensive Player of the Year, sources say the Nets remain cautiously optimistic that they will be able to acquire Howard in a two-team scenario. By offering as many as five ... 07/10/2012 - 4:07 pm | View Link
NBA Rumors: Would Brooklyn Nets Be Better Than Heat with Dwight Howard? Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets and Magic are cautiously optimistic that the Cavaliers will help them facilitate a three-way trade that lands Howard in Brooklyn ... The Miami Heat will remain the best team in the East, and not just because ... 07/9/2012 - 7:15 am | View Link
Signs point to Deron Williams opting for Brooklyn Nets over Dallas Mavericks in free agency Some in the Mavs organization, however, remain optimistic and put the team’s chances of landing ... The Houston Rockets, meanwhile, are scheming to trade for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard while clearing enough cap space to offer Williams a max ... 06/27/2012 - 5:09 am | View Link
Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw scored in a 39-second span at the start of Chicago's five-goal second period Wednesday night, sparking the Blackhawks to a 7-2 victory over Ray Emery and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists for Chicago, which has won three in a row after a three-game losing streak.
Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks pulled out an 83-78 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night after blowing a 23-point lead.
Amare Stoudemire made the tiebreaking jumper with 2:35 left and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, who ended a two-game losing streak but made it harder on themselves than necessary with some sloppy second-half offense.
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Aaron Rodgers took some first-team snaps in practice Wednesday, though the Packers quarterback still hasn't been cleared to play in a game.
If that stands through the rest of week, backup Matt Flynn is back in for Rodgers when Green Bay visits the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in a game critical to both teams' playoff hopes.
Tight end Andrew Quarless said Wednesday that Rodgers took some reps with the starters.
Ryan Anderson shook off an unusually poor shooting night from long range, hitting two clutch 3-pointers in overtime that carried the New Orleans Pelicans to a 111-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Jason Smith scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who snapped a two-game skid while handing Detroit its third straight loss.
Kevin Love had 26 points, 15 rebounds and five assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the slumping Philadelphia 76ers 106-99 on Wednesday night.
Ricky Rubio had 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds, Nikola Pekovic added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Robbie Hummel hit a couple of big shots for the Wolves in the fourth quarter to key the comeback.
Spencer Hawes had 20 points and six rebounds for the Sixers, who led 39-20 after a tremendous first quarter and still held a 13-point advantage at halftime.