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Mar 13, 2019; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) steals the ball from Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City won 108-96. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports (Alonzo Adams)
Mar 13, 2019; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) steals the ball from Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City won 108-96. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports (Alonzo Adams)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook scored 31 points in his 26th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-96 on Wednesday night.

Westbrook added 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the 130th triple-double of his career.

Paul George scored 25 points and Jerami Grant added 15 for the Thunder, who shot 49 percent in the second half. Oklahoma City has won three of four as it battles to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. >> Read more

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Dec 5, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) dribbles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (3) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Dec 5, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) dribbles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (3) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Nets come into the game having won four in a row. During that span, Brooklyn is allowing opponents just 95.5 points per game.

Brooklyn will enter Wednesday's game a half-game ahead of Detroit for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. The Nets blew out the Pistons on Monday.

"We were locked in and we're continuing to improve and turning in the right direction right now," Brooklyn point guard Spencer Dinwiddie said. "It was very important for the standings. >> Read more

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Jan 21, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) plays the ball while being defended by New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jan 21, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) plays the ball while being defended by New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

After falling flat in the first quarter, the Knicks got within 15 before halftime. But a third and fourth-quarter slump saw Paul George and the Knicks pull out a 127-109 win at Madison Square Garden on Monday afternoon. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) The Knicks have lost six in a row and 14 of their last 15 games. With trouble playing in front of a home crowd, New York has dropped nine straight games at Madison Square Garden. 

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Dec 5, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) hits a game winning three point shot to defeat the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Dec 5, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) hits a game winning three point shot to defeat the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul George scored 25 of his 47 points in a sensational fourth quarter, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left that gave the Oklahoma City Thunder a 114-112 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

George rallied the Thunder from a 23-point deficit and finished a point shy of his career high, leading them to a fourth straight victory in a game they trailed big for much of the way.

Russell Westbrook had his 108th career triple-double to snap a tie with former Nets star and coach Jason Kidd for third in NBA history, finishing with 21 points, 17 assists and 15 rebounds.

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Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after a play during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after a play during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Carmelo Anthony has played his last game with Houston.

Rockets GM Daryl Morey announced the team's split with the former Knick Thursday before Houston's game against the Warriors.

"After much internal discussion, the Rockets will be parting ways with Carmelo Anthony and we are working toward a resolution," Morey said in a statement. "Carmelo had a tremendous approach during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role head coach Mike D'Antoni gave him. The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized, therefore we thought it was best to move on as any other outcome would have been unfair to him."

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter sitting on the bench during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Rob Ferguson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter sitting on the bench during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Rob Ferguson/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Enes Kanter is one of the biggest trolls in the NBA. From last year's incidents with LeBron James to posting a doctored image of commissioner Adam Silver in a Warriors uniform, he hasn't shied away from taking on anyone.

In Wednesday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, he had a taste of his own medicine.

Former teammate Steven Adams trolled Kanter by telling Knicks head coach David Fizdale during a stoppage, "Sub him out, he can't play defense."

"It's the only time I get to bloody see him, to be honest, mate," Adams said after the Thunder beat New York on Thursday, according to The Oklahoman's Maddie Lee.

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Nov 14, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots the ball over New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports (Rob Ferguson)
Nov 14, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots the ball over New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports (Rob Ferguson)

The Knicks tried a new starting five on Wednesday night, but it didn't work as Paul George led the Thunder to a dominant 128-103 win on their home court. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1) Head coach David Fizdale mixed up his starters with rookie Kevin Knox getting his first career start, and Emmanuel Mudiay taking over for Damyean Dotson and Frank Ntilikina respectively. But the move didn't change the woes the Knicks have faced in the last three games. Knox did finish with 15 points, but only on 5-of-16 from the field, including two three-pointers. Mudiay had just seven points, and was quick to dish the ball back out to the perimeter when he looked to have an open lane to the bucket on some possessions.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony against the New Orleans Pelicans before tip off of a game at the Smoothie King Center. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony against the New Orleans Pelicans before tip off of a game at the Smoothie King Center. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

Former New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said he is excited to return to Madison Square Garden for Saturday's game between the Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder, but added he is taking a "business" approach to it.

"At the end of the day, it's business to me. But I'd be lying if I said I'm not ecstatic to be going back and playing there," Anthony said, according to Yahoo! Sports' Michael Lee. "Like I said, I got a different feeling with New York. A different relationship, different bond with the city, with the fans, with the people. It's a little bit special for me."

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Just hours after the Nets' front office completed a favorable trade with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Nets took the floor in Mexico City and closed out a 100-95 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder thanks to a defensive effort which limited the Thunder to just 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Fighting high altitude and an unfamiliar arena, Caris LeVert scored a team-high 21 points off the bench as the Nets used some momentum out of the half to storm back and take down Russell Westbrook and co. Thursday night. LeVert also added 10 assists for the "home" team.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis drives to the basket in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis drives to the basket in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis scored 31 points, brought down 12 rebounds and recorded a block of former teammate Carmelo Anthony in Thursday's season-opening 105-84 loss at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The 22-year-old forward recorded his fourth 30-point game in his third professional season, shooting 11-of-25 from the floor and 2-of-6 from 3-point range. 

"I always have the highest expectations for myself," Porzingis said, according to the New York Post's Fred Kerber. "I'm my own critic always in situations where I'm not playing well. There's nothing I will hear that will surprise me from the fans or whatever."

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony handles the ball against Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson during the first quarter at the BOK Center. (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony handles the ball against Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson during the first quarter at the BOK Center. (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Rockets players expressed their content that former Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony finally got his trade request granted in the offseason even though it wasn't to Houston.

Anthony had previously expressed his desire to only waive his no-trade clause to the Rockets to join James Harden and Chris Paul, however the Knicks told other teams around the league that Houston didn't have assets that appealed to them.

Instead, Anthony added the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder to his list of teams he would accept a trade to, and New York dealt him to Oklahoma City to partner in late September in exchange for Enes KanterDoug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick.

"I sorta felt like he would be traded," Paul said, according to the New York Daily News' Frank Isola. "I actually hoped he would to give him peace of mind so he could be happy. And I think he's happy now."

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis drives against Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis drives against Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks will open the 2017-18 season on the road against Russell WestbrookPaul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 19, the league announced.

The Knicks will also host the first of five Christmas Day games when they play the Philadelphia 76ers at noon at Madison Square Garden.

Also on Christmas, the Cavaliers face the Warriors at 3 p.m.; the Wizards face the Celtics at 5:30 p.m.; the Rockets take on the Thunder at 8 p.m.; and the Timberwolves face the Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

The Knicks head to Oklahoma City to take on Russell Westbrook and the Thunder at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. 

According to STATS:

  • The Thunder won 112-103 when these teams faced off in New York on November 28. Oklahoma City will look to sweep the season series with the Knicks for the first time since 2013-14.
  • The Thunder fell 120-98 at Washington Monday, their worst loss versus the Wizards since moving to Oklahoma City in 2008-09. The Thunder are 4-13 this season when failing to score 100 points.
  • New York snapped a four-game losing streak with a 94-90 home win over the Spurs on Sunday. The Knicks had allowed at least 111 points in all four losses (120.5 ppg).
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GEICO SportsNite: Hornacek 00:00:47
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek discusses New York's 112-103 loss to the Thunder at home Monday night.

Russell Westbrook got his third straight triple-double and nearly did it by halftime, finishing with 27 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists for his NBA-leading eighth of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 112-103 on Monday night.

Westbrook had 14 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists at the break and is now averaging a triple-double for the season, raising his averages to 30.9 points, 11.3 assists and 10.3 rebounds through more than a month of the season.

Enes Kanter added a season-high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Steven Adams had 14 points and 10 boards in the Thunder's third straight victory.

Derrick Rose scored a season-best 30 points, but the Knicks had their six-game home winning streak snapped. Kristaps Porzingis added 21 points and Carmelo Anthony had 18, but shot just 4 for 19. >> Read more

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New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots a free throw during the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots a free throw during the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Point guards Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook, chosen first and fourth, respectively, in the 2008 draft, will renew acquaintances on Monday when the New York Knicks host the Oklahoma City Thunder at Madison Square Garden.

Rose's Knicks (8-8) have won six straight at the Garden. Westbrook's Thunder (10-8) are 4-3 on the road.

Oklahoma City comes in after a 106-88 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday when Westbrook posted 17 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds for his second consecutive triple-double and seventh this season. It was also his 44th career triple-double, which ties him with Cleveland's LeBron James. It took Westbrook 395 fewer games than James to achieve the milestone.

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Nov 18, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) knocks the ball into the face of Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker (35) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 18, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) knocks the ball into the face of Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker (35) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in his fourth triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Brooklyn Nets 124-105 on Friday night.

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 (Noah K. Murray)
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The Nets play the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Friday night. According to STATS...

  • The Nets have won five of their last seven games versus the Thunder after Oklahoma City took the previous seven meetings.
  • Brooklyn has had at least 40 points in the paint in 10 of its first 11 games this season. Those 10 games are tied for the third most by any team. The Nets had a season-high 66 points in the paint against the Lakers on Tuesday.
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Free-agent forward Kevin Durant will reportedly meet with several teams, including the Knicks.



Updates from June 27

4:36 pm: Durant said "We'll see," when asked about the Knicks at a Team USA event on Monday.

3:05 pm: Carmelo says he is not pressuring Durant but "We're friends, we hang out" according to Adam Zagoria.

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 (Soobum Im)
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Larry Brown is the only coach ever to win both an NBA title and an NCAA championship.

But here comes Billy Donovan, the 50-year-old Rockville Centre, N.Y., native, making a run at Brown's historical mark.

With Oklahoma City's elimination of San Antonio in Game 6 on Thursday night, Donovan and the Thunder are now in the NBA's Final Four.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks (22-24), who averaged 112.7 points during a six-game winning streak at Madison Square Garden, have scored 86.0 per game in their last two overall.

New York hasn't lost two in a row at home since Nov. 27-29 and hasn't swept this season series since 2005-06 against the then-Seattle SuperSonics.

"How do you get to a point where you can break (past .500)?" coach Derek Fisher said. "It requires more sacrifice, more discipline, more commitment and more energy. We have to keep plugging until we find a way."

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GEICO SportsNite: Nets 00:01:23
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Thunder on Sunday, 116-106, behind a season-high 31-points from Brook Lopez in a much-needed win.

(AP) -- Brook Lopez scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder's seven-game winning streak with a 116-106 victory Sunday night.

Kevin Durant had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, but Oklahoma City never led in the game that was delayed four hours by the blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on New York on Saturday.

Russell Westbrook finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Thunder lost for just the fifth time in 27 games.

Taking advantage of a Thunder team missing starting center Steven Adams, Lopez shot 11 for 19 from the field in bouncing back from one of his worst performances of the season. He had been limited to just eight points Friday in a loss to Utah. >> Read more...

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) dribbles the ball in front of Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) (Geoff Burke)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) dribbles the ball in front of Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) (Geoff Burke)

Kevin Durant made an instant impact in his return from injury, and the Oklahoma City Thunder continued to dominate offensively behind their superstar duo.

Durant and Russell Westbrook will look to lead Oklahoma City to its third three-game winning streak of the season Wednesday night against the visiting Brooklyn Nets.

The Thunder (9-6) won 111-89 at Utah on Monday behind Durant's 27 points in his first game since straining his left hamstring in a win at Washington on Nov. 10. They had gone 3-3 without him, averaging 103.0 points on 43.7 percent shooting.

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after being fouled on a made shot (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after being fouled on a made shot (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks are in Oklahoma City on Friday to take on the Thunder at 8 p.m. ET.

According to STATS...

  • Oklahoma City has won 11 of the last 15 games in this series, including seven of their last eight on their home floor.
  • The Knicks' win over Charlotte on Tuesday evened their season record at 6-6. In 2014-15, New York didn't pick up its sixth win until its 42nd game of the season.
  • The Thunder are pulling down an average of 13.4 offensive rebounds per game in 2015-16, and have had at least 10 in all but one game. The 13.4 offensive boards per game rank second in the NBA (Det, 14.0).
  • Kristaps Porzingis had a career-high 29 points and added 11 rebounds in Tuesday's win over the Hornets. Porzingis has five 10+ rebound performances in his first 12 games of his NBA career; that's already the most by any Knicks' rookie in an entire season since 2010-11 (Landry Fields, 15).
  • Enes Kanter had 24 points and 14 rebounds off the bench in Wednesday's win over the Pelicans. It was the third time this season that he has come off the bench to record a double-double; Oklahoma City is 3-0 in those contests.
  • Russell Westbrook has had back-to-back games with 40+ points and 8+ assists. The last player to have 40+ points and 8+ assists in three consecutive contests was Allen Iverson, April 7-11, 1997.
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The Nets (20-24) lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder (38-10) tonight by a score of 120-95.

The Least You Should Know

[sny-box] A Shaun Livingston steal and dunk cut the Thunder deficit to 17-16 at the 4:57 mark of the first quarter.

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Deja vu all over again.

Let?s flashback to last season.?The middling Brooklyn Nets went into San Antonio on Dec. 31, 2012 and got totally embarrassed by the Spurs by a score of 104-73 ? a 31-point loss.?In their next game on Jan. 2, 2013, the Nets were not expected to do much in Oklahoma City, against a Thunder team that had won 12 straight home games.

However, Brooklyn opened a 23-point lead, and despite a furious Thunder comeback to tie the game with seven minutes to play, the Nets orchestrated a 10-1 late run to gain an improbable 110-93 victory.

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The Nets (11-21) defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder (25-7) Thursday by a final score of 95-93.

The Least You Should Know:

[sny-box]Joe Johnson hit a game-winning jumper as time expired for Brooklyn.

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Tonight, the Nets conclude their gauntlet of a three-game road trip, when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder enter tonight tied for the best record in the NBA at 25-6, including a 14-2 home record that's helped propel them to the top seed in the Western Conference.

The Thunder are not unbeatable, as they've actually lost two of their last three home games after a 13-0 start, including a 98-84 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. That being said, OKC hasn't lost two consecutive home games since March 2012. The Nets have lost four straight on the road and are 4-12 on the road overall.

Oklahoma City won't have star point guard Russell Westbrook tonight, as he's recovering from his most recent surgical procedure on his right knee. Nets center Brook Lopez is preparing to undergo the knife to repair his broken foot this week, and backup center Andray Blatche is still out tonight due to undisclosed personal reasons.

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Derrel Johnson, SNYNets.com

NEW YORK ? I had a chance to catch up with the legendary Bernard Hopkins at a press conference for his upcoming fight against Tavoris ?Thunder? Cloud. The fight will take place ?at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Hopkins will be challenging Cloud for the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

Tags: Barclays Center, battle of the boroughs, Bernard Hopkins, Brooklyn Nets, Columns, Golden Boy Promotions, IBF Light Heavyweight Title, New York Knicks, Tavoris "Thunder" Cloud, The Executioner
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Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

Though a 22-15 record through 37 games is a solid mark, the road to get to that point has certainly been bumpy for the Brooklyn Nets.

From blowing a 22-point lead to the Minnesota Timberwolves, to then winning 11 of the first 15 games, to later going on a 3-13 stretch, to now the recent six-game winning streak, Brooklyn has really been a ?Jekyll and Hyde? team this season.

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Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

P.J. Carlesimo is off to a 3-1 start as interim head coach of the Nets, including an improbable win against the NBA?s top team in the Oklahoma City Thunder. He'll look to make it 4-1 tonight when the Nets visit the Washington Wizards.

For Carlesimo, the win might have been a bit sweeter, since he was the first coach in the Thunder?s history. However, his tenure lasted only 13 games as he was fired after a 1-12 start.

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On Wednesday night, the Nets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 110-93.

The Skinny: The Nets jumped out to an 11-3 lead, with strong offensive and defensive play, which forced Thunder head coach Scott Brooks to take an early timeout. Joe Johnson scored 10 points in just over four minutes, and Brook Lopez drilled a few outside jumpers, leading to another Brooks timeout. Johnson and Lopez combined for 22 of the Nets? 33 points in the first quarter, giving Brooklyn a 14-point lead after one.

The Thunder gained a bit of momentum to start the second quarter, but a strategic P.J. Carlesimo timeout helped the Nets open a 22-point lead at the midway point of the quarter. The offensive pace picked up on both ends of the floor, and a 9-0 Thunder run, led by Russell Westbrook, got the crowd back into the game. However, the run barely made a dent into the Nets? lead. Johnson finished the half with 20 points, while Deron Williams added 10 points and nine assists, helping the Nets maintain a 16-point lead at the break.

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On Tuesday night, the Nets were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 117-111.

The Skinny: Of the all the offensive weapons on the Thunder, defensive specialist Thabo Sefolosha came out with the hot hand from the outside, scoring 10 points in the first quarter. Deron Williams connected on his first four shots, including two three pointers, for 12 points after criticizing himself recently about his poor shooting. Russell Westbrook added 10 first-quarter points, but he was forced to sit with two fouls. The high-scoring first quarter ended with the Thunder leading by three.

Both teams shot lights out to start the second quarter, but the Nets hit a cold spell. Kevin Durant began heating up near the rim, and Westbrook kept up his offensive pace, which helped Oklahoma City open a 12-point lead as part of a 9-0 run. Durant scored 14 points in the quarter, and the Thunder led by 13 at the break.

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Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets return to action in Barclays Center tonight at 7:00 P.M. when Deron Williams and company play host to Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Nets are coming off of a loss to the Miami Heat on Dec. 1 and have the rare opportunity to play back-to-back games against the Eastern and Western Conference Champions.

If the Nets want a victory tonight, here are some keys...

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