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Nets ‘not clicking,’ so Avery Johnson fired

You can spin it anyway you desire, and Nets general manager Billy King told his side of the story during a Thursday afternoon press conference, but Avery Johnson's second stint as a head coach is over.

Johnson makes big decision by benching Humphries

"The Little General" slapped life into his starting lineup by slapping Kris Humphries, being paid $12 million a year, to the bench for the foreseeable future.

Brooklyn Nets are broken after 25 games

Hello Brooklyn? The way things are going Kings County may want to say adios, Brooklyn Nets.

Brook Lopez goes through full practice

The Brooklyn Nets received good news to begin their week when center Brook Lopez went through a full practice on Monday.

Giants vs. Falcons analysis: Studs and Duds

The Giants were dominated physically, mentally and emotionally in a 34-0 drubbing in Atlanta, their worst performance of a season slowly slipping away and the worst shutout loss by a defending champion in NFL history.

Giants steamrolled by Falcons

Matt Ryan threw for three touchdown passes -- two to Julio Jones including a 40-yard bomb -- to lead the Falcons to a 34-0 win over the listless Giants.

Analysis: Nets must close with consistency

The Nets were poised to win their third straight when they opened the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run, but they were outscored 12-5 over the final 5:37 in suffering an 83-82 loss that amplified two of their biggest issues.

Struggling Nets miss Brook Lopez ... on defense

The Brooklyn Nets are 1-4 without starting center Brook Lopez. Somewhat surprisingly it is on the defensive end of the floor where the Nets seem to miss him most.

Giants vs. Saints analysis: Studs and Duds

Destiny still in their hands and with a penchant for doing it the hard way, the Giants crushed the New Orleans Saints, 52-27.

Bellator 83: Featherweight final at Atlantic City

Bellator Fighting Championships returns to Atlantic City this Friday, December 7 headlined by the finals of the featherweight tournament pitting Rad Martinez (14-2-0) against Shahbulat Shamhalaev (11-1-1).