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Nets' ending came quickly, decisions about the future won't

Jun. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The end for the Brooklyn Nets came quickly. Changes to prevent it from happening again will not. Two days after a team with title hopes went out in the second round of the playoffs, the Nets said they will take some time evaluating...

Halfway there: Bucks reach East finals after outlasting Nets

Jun. 20, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Once they could finally get off the court, the Milwaukee Bucks feasted their eyes on a welcome sight in the locker room. The No. 8 on their board signified the number of victories remaining to win a championship, following a sweep of Miami followed by a...

Nets had the shooting and scoring, but needed more health

Jun. 20, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets had all the shooting and scoring any team could ever want. They just didn't have the health that every team needs. Kevin Durant was spectacular in his first postseason in Brooklyn, but by the end of it a Big Three...

Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48

Jun. 20, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Game 7 thriller, the NBA's first do-or-die game to go to overtime in 15 years, came down to a matter of inches. If Brooklyn star Kevin Durant was just slightly farther away — or if his foot was slightly smaller — he ends the highest-scoring Game 7...

Nets, Bucks hope to avoid early exit in Game 7 on Saturday

Jun. 18, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's blockbuster brought James Harden to play with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, creating a team with potential to shoot its way out of any situation. Milwaukee's move gave Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton a top two-way guard in Jrue...

NYC mayoral primary will be big test for ranked vote system

Jun. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters will likely pick the next mayor of New York City next week in a Democratic primary that will also be a major test of ranked choice voting, a system that lets voters rank several candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one. Two...

Man dies after jumping in East River to retrieve volleyball

Jun. 17, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man died after jumping in the East River near Brooklyn's Domino Park to retrieve a volleyball, police said. Police got a 911 call about a man in the water near the park in the Williamsburg neighborhood at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. ...

Durant's sensational performance sends Nets to 3-2 lead

Jun. 16, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant has always been one of the NBA's most unstoppable scorers. The Brooklyn Nets needed much more than points Tuesday night, so Durant gave them one of the most spectacular performances in postseason history. Durant had 49...

Harden returns, plays 46 minutes for Nets in Game 5 victory

Jun. 16, 2021 00:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden barely played in the first four games of the Eastern Conference semifinals, then barely sat down in Game 5. Harden played 46 minutes Tuesday night as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-108 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. ...

Jack Weinstein, legal maverick on federal bench, dead at 99

Jun. 15, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack B. Weinstein, a former federal judge who earned a reputation as a tireless legal maverick while overseeing a series of landmark class-action lawsuits and sensational mob cases in New York City like that of the “Mafia Cops,” has died. He was 99. ...