LONG ISLAND'S HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
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ARE WE MISSING SOMEBODY?
New York Knicks
Knicks Over Lakers
Knicks win Ugly
If the Knicks hope to be real contenders, they are going to have to start winning some road games. They dropped a disturbing game to the woeful Atlanta Hawks, and gave up a big lead in the process, and then gave up another big lead to the Houston Rockets, although they were very shorthanded for that one, and are now 1-6 this season on the road. Home court advantage doesn't mean as much in the NBA, where for the most part good teams win, home or away, and bad teams lose, home or away. You've got to beat the bad teams - like Atlanta - on the road. 11/25
The Knicks Just Proved They Belong
Record setting third quarter carries Knicks past Raptors STORY
Ntilikina Shows Maturity
Knicks Rock Clippers
The Knicks beat the Clippers for the first time in 5 years, and handily! STORY
Tough Road Ahead
From Dec. 27 to Feb. 2, the Knicks play 20 games, and only four of those are at home. STORY
Knicks Flat In Canada
A shorthanded Raptors team pounded the Knicks. STORY
Back To Winning Ways
Rally past Jazz at home STORY
Korver Rallies Cavs
Kyle Korver scored 19 4th quarter points to rally the Cavs from a 23 point deficit, handing the Knicks a devastating home loss. STORY
Knicks Fleeced OKC!
Deal looking pretty good for the Knicks! STORY
With Kristaps Porzingis back in the line-up after sitting out a game, the Knicks resumed their winning ways. STORY
No Porzingis - Knicks Fall
The Knicks went on a turnover spree, committing 23 and they couldn't overcome it, falling to Orlando on the road. Kristaps Prozingis sat out the back to back game with an assortment of minor ailments. STORY
Knicks Now 6 Of Last 7
The Knicks came from behind once again, defeating the Charlotte Hornets at the Garden. STORY
Knicks Rally Past Pacers
Kristaps Porzingis scored 15 straight point and finished with 40 to spark the Knicks to a come from behind victory over the Indiana Pacers, their 5th win in their last 6 games. Rookie Frank Ntilikina got big minutes in crunch time and delivered, knocking down 2 huge three pointers, making key assists and steals, and playing excellent defense and new big man Enes Kanter collected 18 rebounds. STORY
Knicks Even Record
The Knicks jumped out to a big lead and then held off Denver to win their third straight game and even their record at 3-3. Porzingis was outstanding once again, finishing with a career high 38 points and New Yorker Kyle O'Quinn had a great game off the bench, finishing with 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 blocks in just 20 minutes. The Knicks are 3-0 with Jared Jack starting at the point. He finished with 10 assists.
Knicks Trounce Cleveland
The Knicks shocked everybody and rolled over the defending Eastern Conference Champions on the road. STORY
Millender 18 In Debut!
Longwood's Chris Millender, who is playing pro ball in Argentina after very successful college and high school careers here on Long Island, scored 18 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in his first pro game for Petrolero Argentino!
Danny Green On A Roll
Green had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocked shots in San Antonio's win over OKC, and 24 points in a win over the Clippers. MORE
Tobias Player Of Week
Pistons’ Tobias Harris grabs Eastern Conference weekly award. STORY
Feiler's First Contract
Smithown East and NYIT star Jon Feiler signed his first pro contract. STORY
Petrasek's Pro Debut
Northport's Luke Petrasek made his pro debut for the Greensboro Swarm - the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets - and was in the starting line-up, but foul trouble limited him to 6 points and 7 rebounds in 18 minutes. In his second game, he finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds. Game three will be Thursday here on Long Island against Brentwood's JJ Morre and his Long Island Nets.
Machado Good Return
St. Mary's Scott Machado, who returned from overseas to play for the NBA G League's South Bay Lakers, had 11 points and 9 assists in their opener against Northern Arizona and 20 points and 6 assists in their second game against Santa Cruz.
Good Start For Tobias
Long Island's Tobias Harris, who played for both LuHi and Hills West, is off to a good start in this young NBA season, averaging 19.7 points per game, including a 31 point game against the Knicks, and shooting 45.9% from 3!
LI In G League Draft
Former St. Mary’s star Scott Machado was drafted by the South Bay Lakers, and former LuHi and Hills West star Tyler Harris, the brother of the NBA's Tobias Harris, by Agua Caliente Clippers. FULL DRAFT
Warney Stars For USA
Former Stony Brook star Jameel Warney suited up for Team USA in the FIBA AmeriCup under head coach Jeff van Gundy, and he helped propel Team USA to a gold medal in the competition. The forward averaged 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds in five games on his way to earning MVP honors for the tournament.
LONG ISLAND NETS
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Long Island Over Texas
The Long Island Nets improved to 10-5 on the season with a 124-112 win over the Texas Legends - G League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. The Nets remain a game behind the Westchester Knicks in the Atlantic Division. Former Stony Brook star Jameel Warney had 27 points and 14 rebounds for Dallas. 12/11
LI Stops Wisconsin
Nets On A Roll
The Nets returned home to Nassau Coliseum after a successful 3-2 road trip and registered an impressive 106-86 win over the Grand Rapids Drive - the G League afilliate of the Detroit Pistons, to pull within 1 game of the first place Westchester Knicks in the Atlantic Division. Former First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection Milton Doyle did in the Drive once again, knocking down 7 three pointers and finishing with 32 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. He has to be opening some eyes at the NBA level, having some big games in his first season as a pro.
Whitehead/Doyle Lead Nets
Isaiah Whitehead, back down from the parent Brooklyn Nets, had 32 points and Milton Doyle continued his strong play with 30 to lead the Long Island Nets to another nice road win - a 116-101 win over Cleveland's Canton Charge affiliate. The win gives the Nets a 3-2 record on their road trip, and they return home now for a Nov 28th matchup with the Piston's Grand Rapids Drive affiliate sporting a 5-4 overall record, good enough for 3rd place in the Atlantic Division behind the Celtic's Maine Red Claw affiliate and the Westchester Knicks. 11/25
Nets Drop To 2-2 On Trip
The Nets took and early lead, but a big second quarter put the Clippers in front and they went on to a 102-93 victory. Milton Doyle continues to lead the team in scoring, finishing with 21 points. COVERAGE
Nets Tame Bighorns
Long Island improved to 2-1 on their long road trip, rallying from an 11 point first half deficit to defeat the Reno Bighorns 108-102 and impove to 4-3 overall. Tahjere McCall, who starred at Tennessee State of the Ohio Valley Conference, had the big basket in the back and forth stretch run, scoring on a drive from the top to put Long Island up 104-102 with 27 seconds remaining and former U. Miami star Kamari Murphy iced it with two free throws. Murphy and former Weber State star Jeremy Senglin ended up as high scorers with 20 points a piece, and McCall and D2 star Thomas Wimbush both finished with 17. Looking ahead, the Nets pay a visit to the Agua Caliente Clippers on Tuesday, and then finish the road trip Saturday in Ohio against Canton. 11/19
Santa Cruz Crushes Nets
The G League Affliate of the Golden State Warriors jumped all over the Nets, building an early lead and holding it throughout. First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference player Milton Doyle continues to shine, finishing with 20 point and 3 assists, and Jeremy Senglin - the Weber State star - added 18. 11/17
Nets Dramatic Finish
The lead went back and forth the entire fourth quarter, with both teams hitting clutch shot after clutch shot, but in the final seconds Jacob Wiley, a two way player who played his college ball at Eastern Washington, drilled a three pointer with 14 seconds remaining to give Long Island a big 117-115 road win over Northern Arizona. The victory improves the Nets record to 3-2 and gets them off to a great start on their 5 game road trip. Wiley ended up with 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists but it was Milton Doyle who had the big game, finishing with 34 points and D2 star Thomas Wimbush added 17. Brentwood's JJ Moore chipped in with 11 points and 2 steals. 11/16
Nets Edge Drive
Milton Doyle's left wing drive and bank shot with 19 seconds remaining proved to be the game winner in Long Island's dramatic 93-91 home win over Grand Rapids. Doyle starred at Loyola-Chicago and was First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference. Ohio State's Shannon Scott, who ranked 17th in the nation in assists per game and was Honorable Mention All-Big Ten, assisted on the play and led the Nets with 23 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Weber State's Jeremy Senglin, who averaged 21.1 ppg his senior year and was Weber State's all-time leading scorer and a First Team All-Big Sky Conference selection, added 13 points and Thomas Wimbush, who led Fairmont State to the D2 National Championship Game, had 12. 11/12
Nets Give Up Lead
It was a hard fought game all the way, with the Nets giving up a late lead on a 3 pointer by North Carolina's Marcus Page and falling at home to Greensboro 96-92. Brentwood's JJ Moore and Kamari Murphy from Lincoln HS and U. Miami led the Nets with 19 points each. FULL COVERAGE
Raptors Pound Nets
The Long Island Nets didn't find the road north of the boarder very accommodating, dropping a 91-65 decision to the defending Champion Raptors 905 - Toronto's G League team. STORY 11/8
J.J. Moore Rejoins Nets
Former Brentwood star JJ Moore returned from Argentina in time to rejoin the Nets for their first regular season game in the newly remodeled Nassau Coliseum. Game time is Saturday, Nov 4th at 7 PM and will feature a ceremony honoring former coach and current Mayor of Hempstead Don Ryan and all-time great Julius Erving, whose number will be retired.
Nets To Honor Ryan
Coaching legend and current Mayor of Hempstead Don Ryan will be honored on the historic day that pro basketball returns to Long Island! He will be joined by former player and basketball legend Julius Erving.
Pro Ball Is Back!
November 4th is the official opening day for Long Island's new pro franchise, The Long Island Nets, at the newly remodeled Nassau Coliseum. MORE TICKETS
Nets Waive 5 Players
The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have waived guards Devin Carter, Bishop Daniels and Charlie Marquardt and forwards Taaj Ridley and Caleb White. Long Island’s roster now stands at 12 players.
Training Camp Roster
The Long Island Nets have announced their Training Camp roster. Molloy's Charlie Marquard is on it! ROSTER G LEAGUE DRAFT PICKS
The Long Island Nets actually began their life at the busy Barclay's Center in Brooklyn last season, fitting in games when they could - often at off hours and in front of sparse crowds. There were great moments to be sure - those rare prime time games when excited fans came in from Long Island by the thousands to see them play, and of course, whenever they beat their new arch rival, the Westchester Knicks! Brentwood's JJ Moore had a great inaugural season, making the team off the local tryout and racking up a lot of big games, and there were other Long Island kids that came to town with other teams and had big games - like Hicksville's Jon Petrucelli and OSNA's Cheik Diallo. What strikes you the most about the games is the talent level in the G League - every game is like watching a college all-star game, except with coaching and plays and defense! Remember though, the purpose of a minor league team is not to win games or fill arenas. The Long Island Nets and all of the NBA G League teams are in business to find and develop players for their parent club. Period. You get to watch that process unfold, and it can be a great thrill. Imagine being there when a future NBA star - like our own Danny Green - is discovered! After all was said and done, our Long Island Nets did a good job last year, putting several players onto NBA rosters this season. That's the beauty of the G League! The process stars fresh again this season, with a whole new crop of college stars hoping their NBA dreams will come true. Did I forget to say that ticket prices are VERY reasonable! You can get season tickets for what you might pay for just one Knicks ticket! If you love basketball like I do, you can't beat it!
Nets Grind Out Win
Nets Welcome Okafor
Nets Fall In Mexico
Lebron 18 Straight In 4th
Nets Looking For Help
At the moment, Brooklyn can use help at every position..... STORY
Dinwiddie's 25 Leads Nets
Replacement point guard Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 25 points hours after Russell’s operation to lead the Nets to a 118-107 win over Utah. STORY
Russell Has Surgery
Nets leading scorer D'Angelo Russell underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee STORY
Celtics Continue Roll
Nets battle but fail to slow down the Celtics' juggernaut. STORY
D'Angelo To Sit Out
Nets rising star D'Angelo Russell will sit out a few games with a knee contusion. STORY 11/12
Nets Beat Trail Blazers
D'Angelo Russell scored 21 points and dished out 9 assists to lead Brooklyn to a 101-97 win over Portland STORY
Denver Downs Nets
Nikola Jokic's career-high 41 points spelled doom for the Nets. STORY
Russell Halts Nets' Skid
D'Angelo Russell had 13 points down the stretch to rally the Nets past the Suns. STORY
Brook Lopez Dominates
Lopez had 34 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lakers past his former team. STORY
Nuggets Rock Nets
Nets Stun LeBron and Cavs
Tsai Buys 49% Of Nets
Joseph Tsai, a Chinese businessman, has reached an agreement to purchase a 49 percent minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets. STORY Home Court Advantage In NBA?NOT SO MUCH! STORY
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