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Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Oct 30, 2010 at 03:22:05 PM

The Nets don’t want to upset Miami on the eve of their first meeting with the Heat.

When questions were asked after practice today about what they thought of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade forming a super alliance, the Nets said they had no problem with it.

We’re not saying they’re not being honest. They’re all players or former players so they’re going to stick together. James, Wade and Bosh never did anything personally to the Nets except for opt against joining them when they had the chance in July.

The truth is who could blame them? Yes, Mikhail Prokhorov has more money than anyone I have ever met and yes the Nets are going to Brooklyn in a couple of years and Jay-Z is part owner and everything is looking up.

But players are about right now,

Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Oct 29, 2010 at 11:58:01 PM

NEWARK, NJ -- The Nets don’t want to keep playing games this way, but as long as they win, they’ll take it.

New Jersey gave up an 18-point lead, fell behind by eight and then ended the game scoring 17 of the last 20 points to beat Sacramento, 106-100, Friday night at the Prudential Center.

It took two games for the Nets to earn their first two-game winning streak of the 2010 season. They didn’t win two in a row last year until March, didn’t win their second game of the season until many people were completing their Christmas shopping.

“We didn’t win our first game until December,” Brook Lopez said.

The Nets also won their third game in December, on the next-to-last day. If they win their third game this year in October, Avery Johnson has to

Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Oct 19, 2010 at 11:40:13 PM

The Nets’ next-to-last preseason game didn’t result in a win, but it felt like one because of the play of the bench.

These games are meaningless for the standings so guys are not going to be broken up if they lose. But coach Avery Johnson was upbeat and the Nets’ locker room was filled with laughter and good feelings despite a 117-111 loss to the Knicks last night at the Garden.

The defense was pretty bad as you could imagine from allowing 117 to the Knicks and 39 to Amar’e Stoudemire, and the Nets’ offense looked a little like it did in China with a glut of turnovers, quick shots and bad shots.

But the Nets’ offense came to life in the second half, thanks to the bench, which combined for 66 points. In China, other than Terrence Williams, the Nets

Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:23:45 AM

The Nets’ long and winding road trip ended this morning as they arrived from China while most of us were sleeping.

When asked tomorrow, they will talk about how great the trip was, how they saw so many great things in Russia and China, met the owner, had great experiences, bonded, all that good stuff. But none of the good things really will be about basketball.

It was a bad trip from that standpoint. But the two 10-point losses to the much-better Rockets should also act as an eye opener in terms of how much work the Nets have to do to get ready for the Oct. 27 opener against the Pistons.

What the Nets showed in China is that they can be a two-to-three man team, and none of those men is named LeBron James, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh.

The Nets are a new team, with plenty of new faces,

Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Oct 7, 2010 at 11:07:38 PM

NEWARK, NJ -- There goes the perfect preseason, but the Nets have already won more games than they did through November last year.

They couldn’t get their third win in three exhibition games, but they were right there against the Celtics. They were down by three in the closing seconds and with the ball for a chance to tie the game, but the Nets looked a little like the Nets of last season. They didn’t get a shot off and ultimately lost, 96-92.

Immediately, we think of the two games against the Sixers. We know: new team, new plays, new players. But it was a bad play in crunch time.

Avery Johnson had Terrence Williams, Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, Kris Humphries and Damion James on the floor. You knew the play was either going to be for Morrow -– arguably the best 3-point