Category Archives: Nets

BrooklynFans Of Books: “Elevated” On The Rise Of The NBA

(The Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center – Photo by Jason Schott)

Elevated: The Global Rise of the N.B.A.

By Harvey Araton and the staff of The New York Times; Foreword by Jeff Van Gundy

Triumph Books; hardcover, 483 pages; $30.00

The NBA has grown into a world game, with stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Curry helping turn it into a sport that generates attention every single day. These players have become business tycoons, Hollywood celebrities, and advocates for many causes.

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Legends Classic At Barclays: Ponds Powers SJU Past Cal

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Shamorie Ponds proved on Monday night why he was named the Big East Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year, as he poured in 32 points to lead St. John’s past California, 82-79, in the Legends Classic semifinals at Barclays Center.

St. John’s will face off against VCU on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. in the championship game. VCU beat Temple 57-51 in the other semifinal game on Monday night. Temple and Cal will face off in the consolation game at 5 p.m.

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Barclays Center & NYCB Live Eliminate Plastic Straws

(Barclays Center – Photo by Jason Schott)

On Thursday, BSE Global announced that Barclays Center and NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, will eliminate single-use plastic straws at all events by 2019, becoming the first sports and entertainment venues in the New York area to make this commitment.

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Barclays Center Continues to Host Premier Boxing Champions

(Danny Jacobs after winning on the first fight night at Barclays Center in October 2012 – Photo by @LolitaLens)

On Thursday, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment announced that their venues, Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Long Island’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank (NYCB), will be the sites for select Premier Boxing Champions Series (PBC ) events in 2017.

This Saturday’s PBC welterweight showdown between Danny “Swift” Garcia and Keith “One-Time” Thurman in Brooklyn will be the first of a multi-fight schedule at Barclays Center and The New Coliseum Presented By NYCB in 2017.

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Barclays Center Classic: Maryland Wins It; Richmond 3rd

(Maryland fans went into a frenzy after Melo Trimble hit the game-winning shot late. Photo by Jason Schott)

Maryland won the Barclays Center Classic on Saturday night, as they outlasted Kansas State in a thriller, 69-68, while Richmond came back to beat Boston College 67-54 in the Consolation Game.

Maryland 69, Kansas State 68

Maryland led this highly competitive championship game 35-29 at halftime, and found themselves down a point, 68-67, in the final seconds.

That was when Melo Trimble, who scored 31 points against Richmond Friday night, was ready to answer the call.

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South Carolina Beats Syracuse At Barclays

(South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell draining free throws with 2:15 left in the game – Photo by Jason Schott)

South Carolina upset Syracuse, #18th in the national rankings, 64-50, in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational on Saturday at Barclays Center.

In the first half, South Carolina set the tone with stellar defense, as they held Syracuse to 35 percent shooting (8-23 from the field) and forced them to commit 11 turnovers.

PJ Dozier scored 11 points in the first half, and Sindarius Thornwell had 10,  to lead South Carolina to a 37-26 lead at halftime.

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Barclays Classic: K-State, Maryland Win, Face Off Saturday Night

(The scene at Barclays Center during Boston College-Kansas State – Photo by Jason Schott)

At the Barclays Center Classic on Friday night, Kansas State rolled to an easy win over Boston College, while Maryland beat Richmond in overtime.

Maryland will play Kansas State in the Barclays Center Classic Championship game on Saturday night. The Consolation game between Boston College and Richmond opens the night at 7:00 pm.

Kansas State 72, Boston College 54

This game got off to a very slow start, as each time couldn’t find a rhythm early.

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