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Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks Live Game Thread: The playoffs start now-ish

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (39-40) at Milwaukee Bucks (59-20) WHAT: The Nets, winners of just three of their last 10, and holding on barely to a playoff spot in the East, really need this one. WHERE: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WS WHEN: 5:00 p.m. EST HOW: WWOR, FSWIS; NBA League Pass THE STORY: Game Preview Milwaukee played swarming, suffocating defense against the Nets in the paint earlier in the week which disrupted a significant portion of the Nets offensive game plan. Kenny Atkinson’s squad leads the league in drives per game, but when Giannis and Brook Lopez guard you at the same time, it’s kind of tough to get a clean look at …

Can Terriers Dance? Brooklyn Heights in March Madness?

It’s a strong possibility that Brooklyn Heights will be represented in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, a.k.a. “The Dance,” a.k.a. “March Madness.” The St. Francis College Terriers now hold first place in the Northeast Conference; if they can hold that lead through the remainder of the regular season (the worst they could do now is end in a tie with last year’s NEC champ, Bryant) they will be the top seed, and therefore have home court advantage, in the three round NEC Tournament, which has its opening quarterfinal round on Wednesday, March 4. If the Terriers win the Tournament, they get invited to

Dzanan Musa has 26, Theo Pinson near triple double as Long Island secures best record in East

The Long Island Nets topped the Delaware Blue Coats, 142-133, Friday, winning their final road game of the regular season and securing the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Nets have already clinched not only their first NBA G League playoff appearance in franchise history but have a first-round bye in the post-season, which begin on March 26. Long Island had the three ball working for them throughout the game. When the two teams met in …

It’s “Wait ’til Next Year” for St. Francis, as Terriers Fall to Robert Morris in NEC Final

“Wait ’til next year!” was a familiar cry in Brooklyn as the Dodgers fell short year after year, until 1955 (a Series your correspondent, then a fourth grader, watched from the piney woods of the Florida Panhandle) brought, in the words of Brooklyn poet Marianne Moore, “‘Millennium,’ yes; ‘pandemonium’!”*We had hoped that 2015 would prove magic for Brooklyn Heights’ own St. Francis Terriers as ’55 did for the Dodgers. Alas, it was not to be, as the Terriers…

Nets lose second straight game in blowout fashion, 114-98

When Jason Kidd was head coach of the Nets and suggested they sign Shaun Livingston. When Livingston made his big comeback with the Nets, Kidd kept it very simple as to why he liked him from the start: “You can’t teach length.” And that haunted the Nets on Saturday night. Rodions Kurucs put home a layup with 4:59 left in the first quarter, and the Nets went more than seven minutes without a field goal, including 11 misses during that span. The Jazz went on a 29-4 extended run and led by as many as 20 in the first half. Rudy Gobert and his 7’9” wingspan changed the entire …

St. Francis Women Advance to NCAA Tournament

Brooklyn Heights will be represented in an NCAA basketball tournament this year: the women’s tournament. While the St. Francis men’s team fell to Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference tourney final (they will, however, play in the NIT), the women Terriers reversed this, defeating the Robert Morris women on the Colonials’ home court 77-62. They now advance to the first round of the women’s tournament, and face the top seeded University of Connecticut team Saturday.

Nets barely escape ugly battle in Atlanta, 114-112

It wasn’t pretty. In fact it was near torturous, but they got it done with a final score of 114-112, Saturday night in Atlanta. The Nets shot 38 percent from the floor and missed 21 free throws in one of the most important games of the season. But the only thing that matters is that they got the win and are .001 behind the Pistons for the sixth seed in the NBA East. That’s one-thousandths of a point. This is how it ended. With 16 seconds left, Joe Harris hit one-of-two free throws and gave the Nets a two-point lead. It was Brooklyn’s 21st miss of the night on 54 attempts — the most they’ve attempted in over 10 years …

Bell House Derby Party to Honor Homer Fink

This in from Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot:THE BELL HOUSE is dedicating this year’s Derby to the memory of John Loscalzo and his deep abiding love for the Derby and a strong mint julep. Please come out and honor my silly man and the great compassion of the organizers. Also – we can reminisce about the time John’s Dad won and was convinced there was a conspiracy theory to keep the winnings from him. Who’s my date?This Saturday, May 2, starting at 2:00 p.m.and going to 8:00 there will be live music, a best Derby hat contest, “Homer Fink’s Honorary Best Dressed Man Contest” (he was…

Mitch Creek scores 23 as Long Island win fifth straight over Greensboro, 115-114.

It came down to the final second but Long Island survived and continued their strong second half play, beating the Hornets’ affiliate, the Swarm, in Greensboro. Final score: Long Island 115 – 114. The win put the Nets in first place in the G League Eastern Conference with only 10 left. The game was won in the final minute. The Nets led by only three points with eight seconds left. Okaro White, Long Island’s stretch-4, hit both free throws to put the Nets up by five. Chinanu Onuaku hit a putback with 4.1 seconds. After a quick Swarm foul, Dzanan Musa hit one of two free throws to give the…

Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Bike enthusiasts should enjoy Tuesday evening’s program, “Wheeling Through Brooklyn’s Past With David V. Herlihy, ” which starts at 6:30 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.In celebration of National Bike Month, join the author of Bicycle: The History and The Lost Cyclist for a look back at Brooklyn’s rich and colorful legacy of cycling clubs and culture. From the “South Brooklyn Wheelmen” to the “Whirling Dervishes,” Brooklyn has long been a hotbed of cycling. Learn all about it and make your head spin! Offered in partnership with the New York Cycle Club.The event…

Lopez benched in Nets victory over Orlando

Bojan Bogdanovic had his biggest game as a member of the Brooklyn Nets as he scored 22 points to lead them to a 104-96 victory over the Orlando Magic at the Barclays Center Sunday afternoon. Boddanovic’s 22 points led the Nets. He also had six rebounds and two steals. His biggest shot of the night, … The post Lopez benched in Nets victory over Orlando appeared first on Brooklyn Eagle Sports.

Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets Live Game Thread: Feels like a ‘must win’

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (30-30) at Charlotte Hornets (28-30) WHAT: Now’s not the time to panic…. BUT… this feels like a must-win for these Brooklyn Nets. WHERE: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC WHEN: 7:00 p.m. EST HOW: YES, FSSE-CHA; NBA League Pass THE STORY: Game Preview The Nets and Hornets provided one of the wildest games we’ve seen this entire NBA season so far back in December, and the Nets followed that big win with a loss in Charlotte just a few …

More Height for Brooklyn Heights? Nets Star Thaddeus Young Settles Here

Stories in both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times note that power forward Thaddeus Young, a Memphis, Tennessee native who recently signed a $50 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets, has become the first team member to move to Brooklyn, and specifically to Brooklyn Heights. Although the Nets became Brooklyn’s team and began playing home games in Barclays Center in 2012, basketball operations and training have remained in New Jersey. A new practice facility is scheduled to open in February in Industry City, on the Sunset Park waterfront. Young said he’s eager to have a shorter commute both to the practice facility and to Barclays Center. According to the WSJ and Times stories, other teammates are…