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Bucks Outlast Brooklyn in Triple Overtime

Bucks Outlast Brooklyn in Triple Overtime Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In his first trip back to the Barclays Center since leaving the team, Jason Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 122-118 in triple overtime on Wednesday. The Bucks (7-5) trailed by eight at halftime but rallied to force extra play. In the first overtime, Milwaukee actually had a chance to win the game. With the game tied at 105, Brandon Knight picked off a pass from Joe Johnson with 2.9 seconds remaining. Knight then sprinted the length of the court and missed a wide-open layup to send the game into the second overtime. However, that memory did not stay with Knight long. The guard would end up hitting a game-tying three late in the second overtime, and the game-clinching free throws in the third. Knight finished with 18 points and eight assists in the win.  "My teammates trusted me to make the next shot to force a third overtime, so that's really what it's all about," Knight said, "and we stuck through it as a team." The Nets (4-7), who lost their fifth straight, were led by a season-high 26 points from Brook Lopez.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jason Collins Retires

Jason Collins Retires Jeff Gross/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jason Collins, who became the first openly gay player in NBA history retired on Wednesday, reports Sports Illustrated. Collins was signed by the Nets last season after announcing he was gay in February. "In order to understand why I am so lucky to be sitting here today as a person who is finally comfortable in his own skin, you need to understand how basketball saved me," Collins wrote on ThePlayersTribune.com. "I needed to live the past few years as an openly gay basketball player in order to be at peace retiring today." "There are so many people I have to thank for helping me on my journey," Collins wrote. "My family, friends, and fans empower me each and every day. My teammates, coaches, and the Brooklyn Nets organization gave me an opportunity. The entire NBA family, where the leadership of David Stern and Adam Silver created an environment that made me feel safe to step forward. My agent, Arn Tellem, who is like the cool uncle everyone wishes they had." Collins also had a message for his supporters: "All the fans in New York who would see me walking on the street and say, 'Hey Collins, good luck tonight!' or 'We are proud of you!' To all the people who came out before me and helped clear the path for others to follow. And the many countless individuals who have fought and sacrificed for human and civil rights, period. Thank you." Collins, 35, will be in Brooklyn on Wednesday and officially announce his retirement before the Nets play the Milwaukee Bucks. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/9/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Atlanta Falcons 27 (3-6) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 (1-8) New York Jets 20 (2-8) - Pittsburgh Steelers 13 (6-4) Baltimore Ravens 21 (6-4) - Tennessee Titans 7 (2-7) Dallas Cowboys 31 (7-3) - Jacksonville Jaguars 17 (1-9) San Francisco 49ers 27 (5-4) - New Orleans Saints 24 (4-5) - OT Detroit Lions 20 (7-2) - Miami Dolphins 16 (5-4) Kansas City Chiefs 17 (6-3) - Buffalo Bills 13 (5-4) Denver Broncos 41 (7-2) - Oakland Raiders 17 (0-9) Arizona Cardinals 31 (8-1) - St. Louis Rams 14 (3-6) Seattle Seahawks 38 (6-3) - New York Giants 17 (3-6) NBA: Brooklyn Nets 104 (4-2) - Orlando Magic 96 (2-5) NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kevin Harvick wins the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman advance to the final round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Brook Lopez Returns, Nets Dominate Thunder

Brook Lopez Returns, Nets Dominate Thunder Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For the first time in nearly a year, Brook Lopez stepped on the court in an NBA game. The Brooklyn center scored 18 points and pulled in six rebounds as the Nets beat Oklahoma City 116-85 in their home opener on Monday night. "I can't put it in words," said Lopez, who broke his foot last December and was forced to miss the rest of the season. "It was great to be back out there. I've missed it for a long time and our team definitely took care of business tonight. Our guys make it easy." Lopez was 6-for-10 from the floor in 24 minutes as the Nets (2-1) notched their biggest home-opening win ever. The center's 18 points was tied for the team-high, with Alan Anderson also pouring in 18 off the bench. Deron Williams added 17 points and nine assists as Brooklyn opened up a 32-19 lead after the first quarter, due in large part to going 5-for-7 from three-point land. "It was just good to see him have that bounce, explosion," Kevin Garnett said of Lopez's return. "We know he's having foot problems. He's playing through a lot, man. And like I've said, if we're going to be anything, we're going to need the big fellow." The Thunder (1-3) have been suffering their own injury issues with both Kevin Durant (foot) and Russell Westbrook (hand) unavailable. Reggie Jackson did make his season debut for Oklahoma City after missing the first three games, and scored a game-high 23 points in the loss. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/3/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/3/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Houston Rockets 104 (4-0) – Philadelphia 76ers 93 (0-4) Brooklyn Nets 116 (2-1) – Oklahoma City Thunder 85 (1-3) Memphis Grizzlies 93 (4-0) – New Orleans Pelicans 81 (1-2) Dallas Mavericks 118 (3-1) – Boston Celtics 113 (1-2) NHL: St. Louis Blues 4 (7-3-1; 15pts) – New York Rangers 3 (5-4-2; 12pts) SO Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Nets Center Brook Lopez Out 10-14 Days with Foot Injury

Nets Center Brook Lopez Out 10-14 Days with Foot Injury NBA via Brooklyn Nets(NEW YORK) -- Brooklyn Nets fans are holding their breath as center Brook Lopez will miss the next 10-14 days to deal with a "soft tissue" injury in his surgically repaired right foot. The team will give him some time off to recover, but his status for the start of the season is in question now. "X-ray and CT scan studies done Thursday in New York reveal no fractures or bone injuries," Nets medical director Dr. Riley Williams II said in a statement. "Brook has been diagnosed with a mild midfoot sprain and is likely to be out for approximately 10-14 days." Lopez' health will go a long way in determining just how good the Nets can be this season. When healthy, Lopez is one of the more offensively skilled centers in the NBA. In his six-year career, the 26-year-old Lopez is averaging 18.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. He's battled injuries in recent years though. He played in just 17 games last season and played in just five games three seasons ago. He's missed 134 games over the last three seasons. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Jason Kidd Writes Letter to Bucks’ Fans

Jason Kidd Writes Letter to Bucks’ Fans Mike Ehrman/Getty images(NEW YORK) -- Now that he's officially the new head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Jason Kidd took to the team's Twitter account to further endear himself to the fans. "Over the past couple days, I've been asked: 'Why Milwaukee?' My answer is simple: there is no place I'd rather be," Kidd wrote. "Over my twenty years in the NBA as a player and a coach, I have always been impressed with the level of support that Bucks fans have given this team, in good times and bad. With a talented roster, new owners that are passionate about being successful in Milwaukee, and a great fan base, we have the makings of something special here and I'm proud to be leading this new era of Bucks basketball." After a stellar 19-year career, Kidd became the coach of the Brooklyn Nets the season after he retired. The team had massive expectations placed on them, but Kidd could only take them to the second of the playoffs. In an attempt to gain more power, Kidd reportedly demanded to be named the president of basketball operations. The team balked at Kidd's demands, and he was promptly traded to the Bucks for two second-round picks. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

ESPN: Bucks Make ‘Trade’ for Nets Head Coach Jason Kidd

ESPN: Bucks Make ‘Trade’ for Nets Head Coach Jason Kidd Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Things have gotten quite interesting for the Milwaukee Bucks in the past week. The latest development, according to ESPN, is that the Bucks will send a 2015 and 2019 2nd round pick to nab coaching rights to Jason Kidd. This is quite a surprise considering this time a year ago, the Nets had just hired Kidd to coach the team after he retired from playing in the NBA. The move was seen at the time as a surprise because Kidd had zero coaching experience at any level, and was handed the job for a Nets team expected to contend right away due to their veteran roster. The Nets struggled right off the bat, but managed to finish with a 44-38 record and won their first-round playoff series. But Kidd reportedly demanded to become the team's President of Basketball Operations, and the team wasn't willing to give him so much power with so much inexperience. This past season, the Bucks finished with the worst record in the NBA at 15-67. The team was fortunate enough to draft former Duke star Jabari Parker with the second overall pick in last week's draft. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jason Kidd Allowed to Talk with Bucks

Jason Kidd Allowed to Talk with Bucks Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After helping to turn the Brooklyn Nets season around and reach the playoffs, Jason Kidd's future with the team is uncertain. Reports surfaced late Saturday night that the first year head coach could be on his way out of the Big Apple and headed to Milwaukee. Sources confirmed a report from the New York Post that Kidd was allowed to speak with the Bucks after his request for a promotion was denied by Nets ownership. Kidd reportedly asked for personnel decisions to be added to his duties in addition to his coaching as well as part ownership. Milwaukee then asked, and was granted, permission to talk with Kidd about leaving Brooklyn. Negotiations were said to be far enough along that the two sides were discussing compensation for the Nets when Kidd was hired away. Milwaukee, which already has a coach and general manager under contract, was purchased by Marc Lasry and Wes Edens earlier this year. Lasry was once a part-time owner of the Nets when Kidd was playing for the franchise, and was even a financial adviser to the former point guard.  Should they need a new coach, sources say Brooklyn has shown interest in Mark Jackson, Lionel Simmons, and George Karl among others. In his first season as an NBA head coach, Kidd went 44-38 after a 10-21 start. Brooklyn reached the playoffs for a second straight year before being ousted by the Miami Heat in the second round.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Nets Guard Deron Williams to Undergo Surgery on Both Ankles

Nets Guard Deron Williams to Undergo Surgery on Both Ankles NBA via Brooklyn Nets(NEW YORK) -- Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams will undergo surgery on both ankles next week, the team announced Thursday. "He will have a bone chip removed from his right ankle, and the left ankle will have an arthroscopic cleanout with removal of spurs from both the front and back of the ankle," team foot and ankle specialist Dr. Martin O'Malley, who will perform the surgery, said in a statement issued by the team. For the past two seasons, Williams has been plagued by persistent injuries in both of his ankles. He has received multiple cortisone shots and platelet-rich-plasma injections to help ease the pain, but the problem has not gone away. Williams averaged just 14.3 points and 6.1 assists in 64 games during the regular season for the Nets, the lowest totals since his rookie year. In 12 playoff games, he averaged 14.5 points and 5.8 assists.  The Nets were eliminated by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The procedures are scheduled for next Tuesday. The 29-year-old Williams still has three years and $63.1 million remaining on his deal with the Nets. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Heat Advance to Eastern Conference Finals

Heat Advance to Eastern Conference Finals Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) --  Don't look now, but the Miami Heat are back in the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth year in a row. LeBron James and Dwayne Wade combined to score 57 points as the Heat rallied to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 96-94 on Wednesday night, winning their second-round matchup in five games. "When we met the first day for prep, we said the No. 1 key, overwhelmingly the No. 1 key in this series, was great mental stability," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after the two-time defending champions won their 10th straight playoff series. The Nets led by eight with under five minutes remaining and were looking to take the series back to Brooklyn for Game 6. The Heat went on a 12-0 run to take the lead for good, while the Nets missed nine straight shots. Ray Allen hit a huge three-pointer to give Miami a 93-91 lead with 32 seconds remaining. "Give the Heat credit," Nets coach Jason Kidd said. "They were attacking there in the fourth quarter. We were attacking. Both teams were attacking. They made plays, they made shots and we didn't." Joe Johnson led the Nets with 34 points, while Paul Pierce chipped in 19. Miami will face either the Indiana Pacers or the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference finals. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/14/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/14/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat 96 - Brooklyn Nets 94 (Heat win series, 4-1) San Antonio Spurs 104 - Portland Trail Blazers 82 (Spurs win series 4-1) NHL Playoffs: Montreal Canadiens 3 - Boston Bruins 1 (Canadiens win series, 4-3) Los Angeles Kings 2 - Anaheim Ducks 1 (Series Tied 3-3) MLB: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3 (21-18) - Philadelphia Phillies 0 (17-21) Detroit Tigers 7 (24-12) - Baltimore Orioles 5 (20-18) Kansas City Royals 3 (20-19) - Colorado Rockies 2 (23-19) Washington Nationals 5 (21-19) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (16-27) Chicago White Sox 4 (20-22) - Oakland Athletics 2 (25-16) San Francisco Giants 10 (26-15) - Atlanta Braves 4 (22-17) Tampa Bay Rays 2 (18-23) - Seattle Mariners 0 (20-20) New York Yankees 4 (20-19) - New York Mets 0 (19-20) Houston Astros 5 (14-27) - Texas Rangers 4 (20-21) Boston Red Sox 9 (20-19) - Minnesota Twins 4 (18-20) Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (17-22) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (23-15) Cleveland Indians 15 (19-21) - Toronto Blue Jays 4 (20-21) Miami Marlins 13 (21-20) - Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (22-20) Chicago Cubs (13-25) at St. Louis Cardinals (20-20) Postponed due to inclement weather San Diego Padres (19-21) at Cincinnati Reds (17-20) Postponed due to inclement weather Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

LeBron James Scores 49 to Lead Heat Past Nets

LeBron James Scores 49 to Lead Heat Past Nets Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- LeBron James tied his playoff career-high with 49 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 102-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets Monday, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal. The Heat now lead the series 3-1. James finished the game 16-of-24 from the field. "My only thing with him, he was going so well in the third quarter we didn't want him to die out in the fourth," Heat guard Dwyane Wade said of his teammate, James.  "But that guy has an engine that's second to none so he just continued it going." Wade had 15 points in the win. The Nets tied the game at 94 with 2:30 to play when Kevin Garnett hit two free throws. The game stayed tied until Chris Bosh hit a 3-pointer with 57 seconds remaining to give the Heat the lead for good. "This is very difficult to swallow," Nets center Garnett said of the loss. "Hard to take, but it's what it is. Coulda, shoulda, woulda doesn't help us at this point." Now the Nets are one game away from being ousted from the playoffs. Game 5 is Wednesday in Miami. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio    

Nets Dominate Third Quarter to Plow Past Heat

Nets Dominate Third Quarter to Plow Past HeatTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Brooklyn Nets outscored the Miami Heat 26-14 in the third quarter to take control of the game and eventually win it 104-90 Saturday night, to take Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal. "To sum it...

Heat Take Control Late to Clip Nets

Heat Take Control Late to Clip NetsChris Trotman/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- The Brooklyn Nets were within range of the Miami Heat until they couldn't get the ball back Thursday night. The Nets trailed by eight points with 3:39 to play but proceeded to let Miami have a possession that took 1...

Heat Rout Nets to Take 1-0 Series Lead

Heat Rout Nets to Take 1-0 Series LeadMike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- The Brooklyn Nets went 4-0 against the Miami Heat during the regular season, but all that went out the window on Tuesday night. LeBron James scored 22 points as the Heat routed the Nets 107-86 to take a 1-0 lead in t...

Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams Officially Named NBA Rookie of the Year

Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams Officially Named NBA Rookie of the YearJim McIssac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams has officially been named the NBA's Rookie of the Year, the league announced Monday morning. Carter-Williams is the first 76er to win the award since Al...

Scoreboard Roundup 5/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup 5/4/14Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Brooklyn Nets 104 - Toronto Raptors 103 (Nets Win Series, 4-3) San Antonio Spurs 119 - Dallas Mavericks 96 (Spurs Win Series, 4-3) NHL Playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks 4 - Minnesota Wild 1 (Chicago Leads ...

Nets Hold Off Raptors, 104-103 in Game 7, Prepare for Heat

Nets Hold Off Raptors, 104-103 in Game 7, Prepare for HeatElsa/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Paul Pierce was brought to Brooklyn for veteran leadership and clutch plays this offseason and delivered in Brooklyn's 104-103 win in Game 7 against Toronto. Pierce only had 10 points, but blocked Raptors guard Kyle Lowry ...

Nets Capture Raptors to Force Deciding Game 7

Nets Capture Raptors to Force Deciding Game 7Elsa/Getty Images(BROOKLYN) -- The Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors have played many close games in this best-of-seven first-round series. This wasn't one of them. Deron Williams had 23 points, five rebounds and four assists to lead the Nets past the ...

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