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The Nets Focus on Themselves, Not the Knicks

Instead of worrying about the Knicks, the Nets quietly went about doing as much as they could with what they had in the N.B.A. draft.

Nets’ Brook Lopez Will Be Free Agent

Coming off a strong season in his return from injury, Lopez chose on Friday to bypass the $16.7 million he would have earned next season. He will be able to talk to other teams July 1.

Nets Select Chris McCullough, a Slim Prospect of Their Own

Picking 29th in the first round, the Nets selected McCullough, a 6-foot-9 forward who had his freshman season at Syracuse cut short by a knee injury after just 16 game.

Even the Opening Date Is Moving at the Nets’ Training Center

The team, which had planned to move in by training camp, now expects to take up residence in February.

Rangers Rule New York, a City of Shrinking Success

In a period when New York’s other professional sports teams have struggled, the Rangers, even without a championship, have had a commendable run.

Keeping Brook Lopez Is Priority for Nets

Nets General Manager Billy King said he was looking to improve his team from within, but he did not rule out a trade to complement the team’s current core.

Hawks Eliminate Nets in Game 6

Atlanta cruised through the fourth quarter to post a 111-87 win over the Nets, capturing their first-round series against in six games and in the process returning some order to the N.B.A. universe.

Tepid Start, and Hawks, Are Too Much for the Nets

The Nets could not overcome their sloppy beginning against the Hawks in Game 5, and Atlanta now leads the series, three games to two, as the teams prepare to play Game 6 at Barclays Center.

Nets, Exceeding Expectations Against Hawks, Stay Loose

After evening their Eastern Conference playoff series against top-seeded Atlanta at 2-2, the Nets hit the road for Game 5 with new confidence.

Deron Williams Buries Self-Doubt, and Seven 3s, as Nets Pull Even

Williams matched his playoff-career-high point total with 35, with 16 points in the fourth quarter, as the Nets won at home to tie their series with the Hawks at two games apiece.

Deron Williams’s Injury Lingers After Nets’ Reviving Win

Joe Johnson let slip that his teammate Deron Williams might be playing with tendinitis, but Coach Lionel Hollis defended Williams’s play after the Nets’ come-from-behind win over the Hawks.

The Nets, Showing Some Life, Use an 18-0 Run to Beat the Hawks

The mood at Barclays Center initially felt subdued, but the Nets and their Brooklyn crowd were energized by the time their playoff victory ended.

Nets Can’t Sink Shot to Stay Out of Hole

Late in the fourth quarter of Game 2, the Nets had a chance to tie the score and potentially even their first-round playoff series with Atlanta, but they couldn’t make the basket they needed.

Nets Drop Series Opener but Gain Sense of Hope

The Hawks led by as much as 16 points in the game, and though the Nets stayed stubbornly close until the end, they were unable to overcome Atlanta.

Nets’ Hopes Rest on Deron Williams, if He’s Up to Carrying Them

With the Knicks floundering, the Nets have an opportunity to seize control of the New York basketball scene, but their enigmatic point guard must decide to take the lead.

It’s N.B.A. Playoff Time. Pay No Attention to Those Losing Records.

The Nets (38-44) and the Celtics (40-42) became the 11th and 12th under-.500 teams to make the N.B.A. playoffs in this century. The first 10 lost their first-round series.

Win and Help Put Nets in Playoffs

Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 28 points to help the Nets to a victory, which helped lift them into the playoffs along with the Indiana Pacers’ loss.

Suspense Goes Down to Wire for New York Teams

In their final game of the regular season, the Nets will be hoping to squeeze into the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot. The Knicks could benefit from losing.

Bulls Offer Nets a Lesson in Team-Building

Chicago again displayed its talent, depth and work ethic Monday night in a win over the Nets, who have done little lately to be considered even a viable fan alternative to the Knicks.

Routed by Bulls, Nets Still Hope for Playoffs but Need Help

Chicago’s Derrick Rose led the way with 13 points and 7 assists in 23 minutes of a rout that cost the Nets control of their postseason destiny.

Bucks Clinch Playoff Spot in Win Over Nets

Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points as the Milwaukee Bucks clinched a playoff spot with a 96-73 victory over the Nets.

This Time, Nets Pound Wizards and Bolster Push for Playoffs

The Nets, playing with more togetherness and energy than Washington had seen before, blew past the Wizards to continue their playoff push with their 10th victory in the last 13 games.

Stabbing of Chris Copeland Hangs Over Games in New York

Until recently, Wednesday night’s slate of local basketball games held little intrigue, but that changed after the Nets’ run of wins and a stabbing involving the Pacers’ Chris Copeland.

Still the New Jersey Nets. Sort Of.

The team still has offices and a gym in East Rutherford while it builds a complex in Brooklyn, but the impending end of an era has left business neighbors nostalgic.

Long an Unfinished Puzzle, the Nets Find the Missing Pieces

The often-injured Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, who have played together in just 45.9 percent of the team’s total games since February 2011, have helped the Nets surge recently.

Nets, Bouncing Back, Move Closer to the Playoffs

Brook Lopez, playing against his twin brother Robin, had 32 points to lead the Nets to their 11th victory in their last 14 games.

Hawks Tie Team Record for Wins by Routing Nets

The Hawks lost forward Paul Millsap to an injury, but they set a franchise record for wins with Saturday’s victory over the Nets, whose six-game winning streak ended.

Nets Win Sixth Straight

Deron Williams scored a season-high 31 points, and the host Nets beat the Toronto Raptors, 114-109.

Nets Keep Surging Toward Playoffs; Knicks Keep Sinking to Bottom

Brook Lopez followed up his own miss for the winning layup with two seconds remaining at Madison Square Garden, and the Nets (34-40) moved into a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

Nets, Hitting Their Stride When It Counts, Hold Off the Pacers

The Nets let a gigantic early lead evaporate but recovered down the stretch. By the end of the night, they were alone in the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final postseason spot.


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