• Nic Claxton of the Nets encourages opponents to intentionally foul him: ‘I don't care

    3 days ago - By Bésame

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Hack-A-Clax is fully operational. Nic Claxton, coming off the best game of his career, stated that he will continue to accept fouls from his opponents.
    Following the Nets' 120-116 victory over Golden State, Claxton stated, “I take it as a challenge.” “I don't care. It is practically a sign of respect when opponents foul me. They cannot stop our squad defensively, and all I have to do is make my shots. I will accept this challenge each and every time.
    When I start being fouled, I want to go back to the line, so it really gets me going. If that is what teams wish to do, I...
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  • Nets stun Warriors with 120-116 comeback victory

    3 days ago - By Bésame

    Kevin Durant has to be at home smiling.
    The Nets had every reason to lose to a loaded Golden State Warriors team on Sunday night. They had to overcome multiple double-digit deficits. They had to overcome Golden State intentionally fouling their worst free throw shooter. They, of course, are still without Durant, the foundation of their entire offense who is out with a sprained MCL.
    And yet they the Nets still came away with a 120-116 victory, their second in a row after losing four straight following Durant's injury.
    It was arguably Brooklyn's best win of the season.
    After scoring a...
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  • O'Neale's late 3-pointer lifts Nets past Warriors 120-116

    3 days ago - By Bésame

    SAN FRANCISCO - Royce O'Neale walked gingerly onto the podium with an ice bag around each knee and reiterated the soaring confidence level among the Brooklyn Nets even with star Kevin Durant on the sidelines nursing a knee injury.
    Taking down Stephen Curry and the defending NBA champions on their home floor sure doesn't hurt.
    With the defense keying on Kyrie Irving, O'Neale hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28.5 seconds left, and the Nets capitalized on Golden State's third straight game squandering a double-digit lead, beating the Warriors 120-116 on Sunday night.
    “Kyrie had been getting to...
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