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2009-02-03 22:37:36

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 99-85 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Vince Carter added 15 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and Devin Harris and Ryan Anderson each had 19 points. Keyon Dooling added 18 points for the Nets. Richard Jefferson scored 27 points for the Bucks, who have lost three of five. Ramon Sessions added 19 points for Milwaukee.

2009-01-31 21:24:02

The New York Nets, bolstered by Brook Lopez's 24 points and 17 rebounds Saturday, erased a 17-point second-half deficit to beat Philadelphia 85-83. The 76ers missed their last 18 shots from the field while scoring only eight points in the fourth quarter. Royal Ivey's potential game-winning three-pointer from the corner was batted away by Devin Harris, who scored 17 points. Keyon Dooling and Jarvis Hayes each had 11 points off the bench for New Jersey, which ended a three-game losing streak....

2009-01-28 21:45:29

Anthony Parker's free throw with 1:59 to go gave Toronto its final point of the game Wednesday and the Raptors held on for a 107-106 win over New Jersey. New Jersey scored the final five points of the contest, the Nets' last two coming on a layup by Devin Harris with 42 seconds remaining. Harris, however, missed a jumper with 6 seconds left that would have given the Nets a much-needed win. New Jersey has lost seven of its last eight. Toronto won its third in a row, the first time the Raptors...

2009-01-26 22:50:06

Kevin Durant had 18 points Monday to help the Oklahoma City Thunder hold off a late New Jersey rally in a 94-85 win over the Nets. Jeff Green and Russell Westbrook each scored 13 points and Nick Collison had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder. Brook Lopez had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Nets, who have lost six of their last seven games. Josh Boone added 11 points and Devin Harris 10. The Thunder held a 51-40 halftime lead and opened the third period with a 14-2 run that...

2009-01-24 22:14:07

Josh Boone keyed a 7-0 run in the fourth period Saturday night that fueled the New Jersey Nets' 99-88 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies. When the run ended after Boone's layup, New Jersey held an 81-73 lead with 9:12 remaining. Memphis came within six points several times, but never went ahead. Vince Carter led the winners with 23 points, seven rebounds, four steals, and five assists. Devin Harris scored 17 with eight assists. Ryan Anderson had 12 points and nine rebounds, while both...

2009-01-23 22:25:27

Roger Mason's two free throws with 9 seconds left Friday wrapped up the San Antonio Spurs' 94-91 win over New Jersey. The Nets, mired in a season-long, five-game losing streak, fell to the Spurs despite making it a close game throughout. The Spurs trailed by six at halftime, but rallied to take a six-point advantage into the fourth quarter. Vince Carter brought New Jersey within 92-89 with 10 seconds remaining by hitting a three-pointer and the Nets fouled Mason on the inbounds pass. Mason...

2009-01-22 14:45:59

Disgruntled New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury has drawn the interest of the owners of Olympiacos in Greece, the New York Post reported. The newspaper said Olympiacos is offering about $15 million for Marbury's services and Knicks officials are excited. I will listen to what they have to say, Marbury wrote in an e-mail to the Post on Wednesday. Marbury told the Post of his intentions to play in Italy when his Knicks contract expired, but prefers to play in the NBA this season and has a...

2009-01-21 22:35:33

Chris Paul made 11-of-18 shots and scored 29 points Wednesday, pushing New Orleans past New Jersey 102-92. The Hornets won their third straight and their fourth game out of five. Peja Stojakovic chipped in 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Rasual Butler had 14 points. New Orleans played without starters David West (back spasms) and Tyson Chandler (ankle). New Jersey lost for the fourth straight time despite 20 points from Vince Carter. Bobby Simmons contributed 16. New Orleans owned a one-point...

2009-01-17 15:08:15

Ray Allen led a game-opening 8-2 Boston run Saturday and the Celtics stayed well ahead the rest of the way, crushing the New Jersey Nets 105-85. Allen had nine of his 25 points during the early surge, leading Boston to its seventh consecutive win over the Nets. The Celtics were ahead 68-39 at halftime. Paul Pierce scored 13 points, Kevin Garnett had 12 points and Radon Rondo contributed 14 assists for Boston, which has won four straight after losing seven of nine overall. Brook Lopez had 28...

2009-01-12 22:33:36

Rookie Brook Lopez had 31 points and 13 rebounds Monday to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 103-99 overtime win over Oklahoma City. Devin Harris returned from a two-game absence caused by a strained hamstring to add 17 points and eight assists and Vince Carter had 21 points for the Nets. New Jersey played for the first time without forward Yi Jianlian, who is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a broken pinkie finger. Ryan Anderson replaced Yi and had six points and nine rebounds. Kevin...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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