Durant, Nets pound Knicks 112-85 after promoting Vaughn
Kevin Durant had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, becoming the first player since Michael Jordan to score at least 25 points in his team’s first 12 games, and the Brooklyn Nets routed the New York Knicks 112-85 after making Jacque Vaughn their head coach.
Durant leads big rally at MSG as Nets storm past Knicks
Kevin Durant had 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, leading the Brooklyn Nets back from 21 points down to a 110-98 victory over the New York Knicks that strengthened their chances of the best spot possible in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.
Simmons has herniated disk, Nash still optimistic he'll play
Ben Simmons' back injury is a herniated disk, though Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash still believes the guard can play this season. Simmons had an epidural recently that Nash said he believed had relieved some of the pain in his back. Nash had revealed that step after it happened last week, but hadn't disclosed the nature of Simmons' injury until Monday, when he confirmed a report by The Athletic.news.yahoo.com
San Antonio Spurs will face a well-armed Brooklyn Nets on March 1
click to enlarge Facebook / San Antonio SpursAfter being thwarted by San Antonio’s celebrated Big Three on their way to NBA championships in 2005 and 2007 as a member of the Phoenix Suns, two-time MVP Steve Nash returns to the AT&T Center with an impressive trio of his own.As the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Nash’s embarrassment of riches includes two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, former league MVP James Harden, and seven-time All-Star Kyrie Irving, accompanied by a slew of expectations.The Nets have responded with the best record in the league against teams at .500 or above. Following a promising 2-0 start to this season’s Rodeo Road Trip, in which contests against the Pistons, Cavaliers, Knicks and Pacers were postponed when four Spurs tested positive for COVID-19, San Antonio continues to excel on the road while searching for a winning formula at home.They can expect little sympathy from Nash in what should be an intriguing test for the young Spurs.sacurrent.com