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Top 5 Offseason Moves for the Brooklyn Nets After Playoff Elimination

The Brooklyn Nets turbo-charged their offense to take down any defense in their path. But they couldn't guard themselves against the injury bug, which pestered them throughout the season and helped bring about their playoff demise. None of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving or James Harden played 55 games this season....
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Bucks-Nets: How Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee shook off struggles and playoff failures in chaotic Game 7

NEW YORK -- It didn't happen the way the Milwaukee Bucks -- or anyone on Earth -- envisioned it, but they're in the conference finals. After wasting what looked like a golden opportunity in Game 1, bumbling through the most putrid performance any team has had in these playoffs in Game 2, delivering an even worse offensive showing in Game 3 and blowing a 17-point lead (and another injury-induced opportunity) in Game 5, they sent the Brooklyn Nets packing in Game 7 at Barclays Center.
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EARLY READ: What’s next for Brooklyn? Expect a LOT of decisions

The bottom line for the Nets off-season is that even without trades or buyouts, Sean Marks and his team, as well as Joe Tsai, will have a LOT of decisions to make. The Nets front office has proven that they find and develop players who others discarded and build a championship contender. The next goals are getting over that hump ... and sustaining success in Brooklyn over the longer term.
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The Brew Hoop Podcast Episode 100: Bucks Beat Nets, Enough Said

The Brew Hoop Podcast is back, and this time we’re celebrating the Milwaukee Bucks thrilling series win over the Brooklyn Nets after pulling out a gutty Game Seven. Riley, Kyle and myself gather to break it all down and go up and down the roster to discuss what worked, what didn’t, and which Nets player we hate most. Topics include:

Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48

NEW YORK -- — A Game 7 thriller, the NBA's first do-or-die game to go to overtime in 15 years, came down to a matter of inches. If Brooklyn star Kevin Durant was just slightly farther away — or if his foot was slightly smaller — he ends the highest-scoring Game 7 ever by an NBA player with a 3-pointer to win the series.

Nets Notes: James Harden's Return Inspired Kevin Durant

For James Harden, it wasn’t complicated. His team needed him in a crucial playoff game. It was, he said, “simple.”. “Game 5, woke up and was like, ‘You know what? Let’s go.’ I tried to go out there and do the best I can,” said Harden. “Hopefully I gave my teammates some encouragement, some life, obviously I wanted to score the basketball and do what I normally do, but it is what it is. We win, we watch film, get our rest and prepare for Game 6.”

Nets Notes: Kevin Durant Makes Extraordinary Routine

Kevin Durant wasn’t interested in ranking his epic Game 5 performance among his all-time best — maybe down the road sometime — but it says something about the legend he’s built that Jeff Green, his teammate dating back to their rookie season in Seattle and a fellow product of Prince George’s County, Maryland would call Durant’s extraordinary night “routine.”
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Joe Harris’ shooting woes cost Nets

Going into Saturday’s Game 7, there was a growing narrative that Joe Harris could be neutralized by top defenders. Instead of countering it, he may have confirmed it instead. Harris’ shooting woes continued, and it played a huge role in the Nets’ season-ending 115-111 loss to the Bucks. He finished...

Brooklyn Nets' James Harden, Jeff Green progressing, out for Game 3 vs. Milwaukee Bucks

NEW YORK -- James Harden and Jeff Green have been ruled out for Game 3 of the Brooklyn Nets' playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. On Wednesday after practice, coach Steve Nash and Green floated the possibility that Green could return as early as Game 4 on Sunday. When asked when Harden might be available to play, though, Nash said he couldn't "set a time on it yet."

Post Up: Bucks Defeat Nets in Game 7 Overtime Win

After Friday night’s schedule of two elimination games of NBA Playoff action, it would be hard to duplicate the excitement put on by the lights out performance of the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers (literally) or the unreal 81-47 second half turnaround of the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers.