Returning on Tuesday, Deron Williams created space for his teammates to exploit, providing a hint of the heights the underachieving Nets may yet reach this season.
With the Nets and the Knicks losing so often, it has been difficult to predict which team has the better chance of salvaging the season.
Deron Williams, joined by Paul Pierce in returning from injury, seemed to be at his best during the third quarter — the Nets’ bane this season — in a win against the Celtics.
Nets point guard Deron Williams is set to play Tuesday against the Celtics, and Knicks center Tyson Chandler hopes to be back before Jan. 1.
The Knicks and the Nets have shown that they cannot produce a championship-caliber professional basketball team, and now it’s time the fans stay home.
The Knicks and Nets have shown that they cannot produce a championship caliber professional basketball team, and now it’s time the fans stay home.
The Nets grabbed a sorely needed win against the Milwaukee Bucks in a battle of the two teams with the worst records in the Eastern Conference.
In his new role as the leader of the Nets, Jason Kidd’s Midas touch has thus far eluded him.
As the awful play of the Nets continues, their biggest solace may be the shortage of quality teams in the Eastern Conference.
The Knicks may be less woeful than their New York rivals, but they have a long way to go to match the 1990s teams that were sometimes exasperating but always exhilarating.
The Knicks’ Andrea Bargnani, not known for his tough play, showed he was not afraid to mix it up with the Nets’ Kevin Garnett, no stranger to on-court confrontations.
Carmelo Anthony leads the N.B.A. in minutes played, but he was able to take a few breathers during the Knicks’ victory over the Nets as the team played more crisply.
The Knicks, losers of nine consecutive games, embarrassed the even-worse Nets at Barclays Center and delayed, temporarily, discussions about when they might hit rock bottom.
A day after Nets Coach Jason Kidd demoted Lawrence Frank to a much-reduced role filing daily reports, he insisted it had not been a difficult decision to make.
James L. Dolan, the owner of the Knicks, and Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the owner of the Nets, share a city and an approach that has saddled them with high payrolls for weak teams.
Before the Nets’ loss to the Nuggets, Coach Jason Kidd announced that Lawrence Frank had been reassigned from his position on the bench as Kidd’s top assistant.
The last time an N.B.A. conference had only two teams with winning records at this point in the season was in 1972.
Thursday’s Knicks-Nets matchup, part of a TNT doubleheader, was supposed to be a preview of the playoffs, not a rebuff of the strategy of trying to win with aging, overpriced players.
Paul Pierce’s injury, a nondisplaced fracture of the third metacarpal in his shooting hand, occurred in Friday night’s loss to the Rockets.
For the Nets, November featured an unforgiving schedule with some unforgivable play, and the team can only hope that a new month provides a turning point.
Center Brook Lopez, who seemed eager to make his presence known, had 20 points and 9 rebounds to help the Nets avoid a third straight defeat.
Brook Lopez, with 16 points and 2 blocks, was the only bright spot for the Nets, who trailed by 26 points at halftime.
The N.B.A. handed Nets Coach Jason Kidd a $50,000 fine for “intentionally spilling a drink on the floor.”
Trailing by 27, the Nets rallied behind the little-used reserve Mirza Teletovic, but even a well-timed mishap could not save them from defeat.
Anyone writing them off has not been paying attention to the Eastern Conference, where nine teams with losing records have made the playoffs during the past 10 seasons.
Micheal Ray Richardson’s famous words could be used to describe the Knicks and Nets’ 2013-14 season so far. Is there any reason for hope?
Jason Kidd had a huge body of work to draw on as a new addition to the Knicks last season, but he has nothing but his assistants’ advice to fall back on as the Nets’ rookie coach.
A broken record of frustration drones on for the Nets, whose lackadaisical loss to the Pistons was their fifth straight loss and their eighth in nine games.
As Steve Nash prepares to turn 40, it is the stretching, pulling and activating of the most ancillary muscles, almost like daily physical therapy, that will determine how he finishes his career.
Kevin Garnett was involved in a third-quarter altercation with Kevin Love as the Timberwolves dealt the Nets their fourth straight loss and seventh in eight road games.