How Nets are approaching play-in matchup with Cavaliers

The Nets righted their listing ship down the stretch. But now comes the play-in tournament, more pressure-packed than the playoffs.  “It’s great. Best time of year,” Steve Nash said. “Best time of year for sure.”  Brooklyn’s Tuesday play-in tilt against the visiting Cavaliers (7 p.m. TNT) is essentially like a Game 6 of a seven-game…

How To Watch Cavaliers at Nets on Friday Night

Constant change in rotations due to injuries and health protocols have caused the Brooklyn Nets to be on the verge of missing the playoffs after being picked by many to win the NBA Finals in the preseason. While they have clinched a Play-In Tournament spot, the Nets are not guaranteed to make the playoffs and…

How Brooklyn Nets’ Bruce Brown and Golden State Warriors’ Gary Payton II turned conventional NBA paint play on its head

If you stopped a Brooklyn Nets play on offense from early 2021, you almost could’ve heard the record scratch as Bruce Brown became the NBA’s version of the “Yep, that’s me” meme. How did Brown, a 6-foot-4 guard who had started at point guard for the Detroit Pistons the previous season, end up screening for…

How Bucks’ top-class culture gives them advantage over drama-filled Nets, NBA’s other flawed title contenders

In an NBA season crowded with a surprising number of legitimate title contenders, it’s the Milwaukee Bucks who have the secret weapon: An utter and total lack of drama. No clear personality clashes. No more injury question marks hovering overhead. No bottled-up history of postseason futility and failure. No vaccine-or-not backstory. None of the behind-the-scenes…