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Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo (0) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Caris LeVert (22), during a NBA basketball game, Saturday Jan. 18, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Bucks win easily again, beat Nets 117-97 for 6th straight

Jan. 18, 2020 9:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Their lead was only nine with a minute left in the first half and it looked like the Milwaukee Bucks might be on their way to a close game. Then Khris Middleton hit two 3-pointers, and another rout was on for a team that just keeps racking them up. “I think they are playing as good...

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, left, goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Harris scores 34, leads Sixers past Nets 117-106

Jan. 15, 2020 10:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At the start of the season, the Philadelphia 76ers said that they would bank their NBA title hopes on a “BullyBall” formula of physical defense and inside presence. In a tight game in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night, that mixture worked to perfection. Tobias Harris...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots with Brooklyn Nets guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (9) defending during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Jazz run winning streak to 10 with 118-107 victory over Nets

Jan. 14, 2020 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Gobert is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, as good a stopper as there is in the league. Even he wouldn't want to mess with the Utah Jazz right now. “I wouldn’t like to guard ourselves," he said. The Brooklyn Nets didn't enjoy it, either. Joe Ingles matched...

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) slaps hands with his teammates, including DeAndre Jordan (6), during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Irving returns with 21 points, Nets pound Hawks 108-86

Jan. 12, 2020 10:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving hadn't played in two months and all he did in his return was make 10 of 11 shots in the best shooting night of his career. He knows it won't always be that easy. “I mean, I’m not going to shoot 10 for 11," he said with a laugh. “I hope I can shoot 10 for...

Irving returns to start for Nets, Trae Young out for Hawks

Jan. 12, 2020 5:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving is back for the Brooklyn Nets. Trae Young is out for the Atlanta Hawks. Irving had been sidelined for 26 games with a right shoulder injury. But he recently returned to practice, and Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said the point guard would start Sunday night. Irving hasn't played...

Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) dunks in front of Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo (13), Meyers Leonard (0) and Tyler Herro (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in New York. The Nets won 117-113. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Nets snap 7-game skid with 117-113 win over Heat

Jan. 10, 2020 11:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie had the best passing night of his career, and Rodions Kurucs played his best game of the season for Brooklyn. Dinwiddie scored 26 points and had a career-high 14 assists, Kurucs scored a season-best 19 points and Taurean Prince added 17 as the Nets snapped a seven-game...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) reacts after hitting a three-point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in New York. The Thunder defeated the Nets 111-103 in overtime. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Paul carries Thunder in 4th and OT of victory over Nets

Jan. 7, 2020 11:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Paul kept dribbling through traffic, always trying to get to that old familiar spot from where he has punished opponents for 15 years. Every time he did, one of his teammates had the same thought. “It’s a bucket,” reserve Abdel Nader said. “He’s...

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz, right, looks for a shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Dzanan Musa during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Fultz scores career-best 25 to lead Magic over Nets 101-89

Jan. 6, 2020 10:52 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Markelle Fultz had the best game of his career and the Orlando Magic needed it to get past the slumping Brooklyn Nets. Fultz scored a career-high 25 points, including seven straight during a 15-1 run in the fourth quarter that lifted the Magic over the Nets 101-89 on Monday night. "I...

Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) goes to the basket between Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) and guard Joe Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Raptors rediscover offense, beat slumping Nets 121-102

Jan. 4, 2020 9:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto Raptors were coming off their most inept performance of the season and their shooting looked just as off to start their game Saturday night. “It don’t matter. We’re going to keep putting them up,” Kyle Lowry said. “That’s what we we do....

Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry (30) celebrates a 3-point shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Doncic helps Mavs pull away in 4th for 123-111 win over Nets

Jan. 3, 2020 12:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — With Luka Doncic resting and Dallas' other two top scorers out with injuries, Seth Curry kept the Mavericks even with Brooklyn until the 20-year-old phenom could take over again. Curry scored 15 of his 25 points with Doncic sitting the last half of the third quarter, before the 2019 Rookie of...