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2009-04-05 21:39:11

Vince Carter scored 15 points, heading a balanced New Jersey attack Sunday in a 96-67 Nets romp over the cold-shooting Philadelphia 76ers. Six other Nets scored in double figures, including Bobby Simmons with 14 points and Devin Harris, Jarvis Hayes, Brook Lopez and Chris Douglas-Roberts with 13 apiece. New Jersey, which did not make the playoffs this season, swept its season series with Philadelphia. Lou Williams scored 14 points for Philadelphia, which shot at just 35.1 percent from the...

2009-04-04 17:37:37

Ben Gordon scored 18 points, including a last-minute 3-pointer Saturday to pace the Chicago Bulls' 103-94 win over the New Jersey Nets. John Salmons added 17 points and Derrick Rose 15 to help the Bulls move 2 1/2 games ahead of Charlotte Bobcats for the eighth and final playoff slot in the NBA Eastern Conference playoff race. Joakim Noah had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago, which has won five of its last seven games. The Nets lost for the sixth time in seven games and are 5 1/2 games...

2009-04-01 21:54:28

A season-high 23 points by Keyon Dooling Wednesday helped New Jersey keep its slim playoff hopes alive with a 111-98 win over Detroit. The Nets climbed within 4 1/2 games of Chicago for the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference with seven games remaining. Dooling made five 3-pointers, the most of his career, while Devin Harris chipped in 19 points and equaled a season best with four steals. New Jersey halted a five-game losing streak, but it was only the third win for the Nets in...

2009-03-30 21:30:54

Richard Jefferson had 29 points and 10 rebounds Monday to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 107-78 victory over the New Jersey Nets. Charlie Villanueva added 20 points, Joe Alexander scored 16 and Ramon Sessions had 13 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who ended a five-game losing streak. Chris Douglas-Roberts led the Nets' scoring with 14 points. Yi Jianlian scored 11 points and Brook Lopez and Devin Harris each scored 10 for the Nets, who fell 1 1/2 games behind Milwaukee...

2009-03-29 18:09:24

Mike Miller and Ryan Gomes helped Minnesota end a seven-game losing streak Sunday, combining for 43 points in a 108-99 Timberwolves win over New Jersey. Miller totaled 22 points and Gomes had 21. Rodney Carney scored 19 and Kevin Love 16 in just the third Timberwolves win in their last 21 games. The Nets' Vince Carter topped all scorers with 36 points. Devin Harris had 19 points and Jianlian Yi and Brook Lopez scored 10 points each for New Jersey, which has dropped four straight contests.

2009-03-20 22:05:17

Chris Douglas-Roberts and Jarvis Hayes both scored 18 points Friday in lifting the New Jersey Nets to a 96-88 decision over Miami. Douglas-Roberts produced an NBA career high with his point total, helping the Nets win their second straight after a four-game skid. Vince Carter chipped in 17 points and Brook Lopez had 15. The Nets are 2 ½ games behind Chicago for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. Miami dropped its third in a row after winning five out of...

2009-03-18 22:20:35

Vince Carter made five 3-point shots and scored 29 points Wednesday in carrying New Jersey to a 115-89 blasting of New York. The Nets halted a four-game losing streak, getting 23 points and eight assists from Brook Lopez and 17 points from Keyon Dooling. Chris Douglas-Roberts added a season-best 14 points. New Jersey, which is 2 1/2 games out of the final playoff position in the East, played without guard Devin Harris. He was diagnosed with a sprained shoulder on Tuesday. Sean Williams also...

2009-03-16 22:57:03

Nene had 19 points and eight rebounds and Chauncey Billups finished with 14 points and 10 assists Monday night to lead Denver to a 121-96 win over New Jersey. J.R. Smith added 19 points and Carmelo Anthony and Dahntay Jones scored 15 each for Denver. Vince Carter led the Nets with 32 points but New Jersey was missing all-star point guard Devin Harris, who suffered a shoulder sprain against the LA Clippers Sunday. The Nets were also without forward Sean Williams, who was arrested in Denver...

2009-03-16 20:08:17

New Jersey Nets forward Sean Williams was arrested Monday on a charge of damaging property at a Denver mall. The Star-Ledger of Newark (N.J.) said Williams was involved in an incident at a cell phone store at the mall. The Nets have been made aware of a police incident this afternoon involving Nets center Sean Williams, Nets General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe said in a statement. We are currently looking into the details surrounding this incident, and since it is an ongoing police investigation,...

2009-03-13 23:56:07

Steve Blake gave Portland the lead for good with 2:39 to play Friday night and the Trail Blazers pulled away for a 109-100 victory over New Jersey. The Nets fell to 0-2 on their five-game road trip and remained a half game behind Milwaukee and Chicago in the race for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. After Blake put Portland in front by hitting a 3-pointer, Travis Outlaw hit two foul shots to give the Trail Blazers a four-point cushion with 1:54 left. Portland bounced back...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.