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.
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.
Brook Lopez had 30 points and 11 rebounds as the Nets, despite struggling against the Lakers, won their third straight.
The Nets served a jolt to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, beating them, 106-98, in front of a sellout crowd at Barclays Center.
The Nets moved to Brooklyn bragging that they would own the city, but the mediocre reality has been disappointing and has often been at the expense of young talent and draft picks.
Brook Lopez had 26 points and 4 blocks to lead the Nets to a 123-111 victory at Indiana, their fourth win in five games.
The Kidd-coached Bucks lost to his old team, the Nets, in three overtimes, a result that could affect the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Mr. McDarby’s designs included images for Major League Soccer, the New York Rangers, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Villanova Wildcats.
J. R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov scored 17 points apiece, Kyrie Irving had 10 assists and Cleveland shook off a slow start to win its 14th straight home game, 117-92, over the Nets.
Thaddeus Young had 19 points in a 122-106 victory at Minnesota.
Thaddeus Young scored 21 points as the Nets ended a five-game losing streak with a 94-87 victory over the 76ers.
New Orleans moved to within two percentage points of Oklahoma City in the chase for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot. The Nets lost their fourth straight.
Parker had a season-high 32 points in leading the San Antonio Spurs to their fifth straight victory, a 116-105 home win over the Chicago Bulls.
Three Phoenix players scored 19 points each as the Suns won despite having missed their first 21 3-point attempts.
After edging the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors in their previous game, the Nets were little competition for the Charlotte Hornets, with whom they had been tied for the final playoff spot in the East.
Mirza Teletovic’s season ended in January when he was found to have clots in his lungs, and questions about clots have reverberated around the N.B.A.
Deron Williams scored 25 points, and Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 8 rebounds off the bench as the Nets defeated Dallas.
Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points, and the host New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, beating the Nets, 102-96.
Brook Lopez led seven Nets players in double figures with 19 points, and the Nets beat the Nuggets, 110-82, on Monday night in Denver.
The Knicks and the Nets appeared to improve their overall states by Thursday’s trade deadline but fell short of their primary objectives.
The Heat signaled their intentions by acquiring Dragic, the player widely considered the top prize, while Kevin Garnett headed back to the Timberwolves.
Although the N.B.A’s All-Star events will take place in New York City this weekend, fans should not expect to see the host teams’ owners at too many of them.
At 10-43, the Knicks go into the All-Star break with a winning percentage of .189, lower than that of the Heat when they hosted the 1990 game.
Zach Randolph had 19 points, and Marc Gasol added 14 points and 11 rebounds as Memphis won its 14th game in its last 16.
John Wall scored 17 points, Rasual Butler had 15, and Washington ended a five-game skid, coasting to a 114-77 win over the Nets.
With its All-Star Game to be played in New York, the N.B.A. is issuing a map and an app chronicling the long lineage and affiliations of local players, from Dolph Schayes to Kemba Walker.
New York’s basketball teams engaged in their final interborough matchup before they host the N.B.A.’s All-Star weekend.
Jack scored 24 points, and the Nets beat Toronto, 109-93, to hand the Raptors their first loss in 10 games against division opponents this season.
Jarrett Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.3 seconds left to complete the Nets’ rally past the Clippers at home.
The Heat signaled their intentions by acquiring Dragic, the player widely considered the top prize, while Kevin Garnett, above, heads back to the Timberwolves.