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NBA Star's Father Victim in Drive-By Shooting

Richard Jefferson Sr. was killed in Compton, Calif.

(Newser) - NBA champion Richard Jefferson's father was killed Wednesday night in a drive-by shooting, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Per TMZ , Richard Jefferson Sr., 65, was in front of a liquor store in a mostly residential area of Compton, Calif., when a vehicle approached and someone inside started shooting. The...

Jefferson Scores 28 to Lead Nets Over Bobcats

New Jersey finishes year with 7th straight winning home record

(Newser) - Richard Jefferson scored 28 points and hit a go-ahead jumper as the New Jersey Nets rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 112-108 in overtime Tuesday night. Vince Carter added 18 points, Devin Harris had 17 and eight assists and the Nets limited the Bobcats to...

Jefferson's 24 Help Nets Smother Bucks

Carter adds 21 as New Jersey wins for second time in eight games

(Newser) - Richard Jefferson scored 24 points and Vince Carter added 21 as the New Jersey Nets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98 last night. Bostjan Nachbar scored all 15 of his points in the second half for New Jersey, which won for only the second time in eight games. Jefferson, Nachbar, and...

Nets Beat Raptors to End Skid
Nets Beat Raptors
to End Skid

Nets Beat Raptors to End Skid

Carter scores 32 to snap four-game losing streak

(Newser) - Vince Carter scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half and the New Jersey Nets beat the struggling Toronto Raptors 99-90 last night, snapping a four-game losing streak and keeping their faint playoff hopes alive. Despite the win, the Nets' magic number for being eliminated from postseason contention...

Pistons Win 4th Straight, Beat Desperate Nets

Detroit about to clinch No. 2 seed in East; NJ on verge of elimination

(Newser) - Antonio McDyess scored 19 points, Rasheed Wallace added 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the New Jersey Nets, 106-87, tonight for their fourth straight victory. Both teams played without a key starter as Richard Hamilton (hip) sat out for Detroit, while Vince Carter (ankle) was sidelined...

Vinsanity Pulls Nets Into Tie for Final Playoff Spot

New Jersey edges Atlanta to tie for eighth postseason spot

(Newser) - Vince Carter had 39 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds in a dazzling, multi-faceted performance to lead the Nets over the Hawks, 125-117. New Jersey ended the night tied with Atlanta for the Eastern Conference's eighth playoff seed at ten games under .500. Richard Jefferson scored 33 and Devin Harris...

Absent Allen, Celtics Cruise Past Bucks

Jefferson hits winning shot for Nets, Suns explode against Kings

(Newser) - Kevin Garnett scored 19 points and Kevin House had 17 as the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 99-77, reports the Associated Press. Ray Allen sat out with a bruised heel. With Allen out, recent signing Sam Cassell made his biggest contribution so far to the Celtics as he hit...

76ers Push Heat Losing Streak to 11
76ers Push Heat Losing Streak to 11

76ers Push Heat Losing Streak to 11

Jamison lifts Wizards by Bobcats, Jefferson's 36 boosts Nets to win

(Newser) - The Philadelphia 76ers scored the final 10 points of overtime to send the Miami Heat to their 11th straight loss, 101-96 last night, reports the Associated Press. Andre Iguodala and Andre Miller both scored 24 points for the 76ers. Dwayne Wade scored 33 points for Miami, which has dropped 26...

Dunleavy, Pacers Knock Off New Jersey
Dunleavy, Pacers Knock Off New Jersey

Dunleavy, Pacers Knock Off New Jersey

Ex-Warriors forward drops in 34 as Indiana stays in playoff hunt

(Newser) - In a battle of shorthanded teams, Indiana used a 12-1 third-quarter run to pull away from the Jason Kidd-less Nets in a 113-103 win. Mike Dunleavy led the Pacers, who were missing starters Jermaine O'Neal and Jamaal Tinsley, with 34 points, while Jeff Foster was a force inside with 10...

Suns Dominate Nets 116-92
Suns Dominate Nets 116-92

Suns Dominate Nets 116-92

New Jersey extends its winless streak in Phoenix to 14

(Newser) - The Phoenix Suns' 116-92 dispatching of New Jersey marked the fourth straight time they have held an opponent to under 100 points—their best such streak this season. This win came off a balanced and solid effort from the Suns' starting six, who all scored at least 12 points and...

Nets' Woes Continue Against Kings
Nets' Woes Continue Against Kings

Nets' Woes Continue Against Kings

John Salmons' 31 the difference in close game

(Newser) - Not only did Sacramento's John Salmons score a career best 31 points, but the shooting guard also saved the day, passing to teammate Francisco Garcia for a crucial three in the last minute of regulation. Sacramento ultimately won 106-101, earning only their second road victory of the season, the AP...

AI Nets 51 But Nuggets Lose to Lakers 111-107

Marbury sits out Knicks' win over Nets, Pistons too much for Hornets

(Newser) - Allen Iverson became the first Nuggets player in 12 years to score 51 points in a game, but his slow fourth quarter allowed Kobe Bryant to lead the Lakers to a 111-107 victory, the Rocky Mountain News reports. "I think he fatigued a bit," said Denver's coach of...

Jefferson Leads Nets Blowout of Cavaliers

LeBron watches from the bench as Cleveland drops fourth in a row

(Newser) - LeBron James missed his third consecutive game with an injured finger and was forced to watch his Cleveland teammates lose 100-79 to New Jersey from the bench. It was the fourth straight loss for the Cavaliers, who allowed Richard Jefferson to score a season-high 36 points. Cleveland looked disjointed on...

Paul's Last Second Layup Beats Nets
Paul's Last Second Layup Beats Nets

Paul's Last Second Layup Beats Nets

Nuggets outgun Cavs, Jazz outmuscles Kings in other NBA contests

(Newser) - In a battle of premier U.S.-born point guards, Chris Paul prevailed over Jason Kidd and the Nets with 27 points, including the game-winner for the Hornets, a layup with 2.6 ticks left on the clock. With Vince Carter out indefinitely, the Nets' Richard Jefferson had a monster...

Kidd's 88th Triple-Double Drives Nets Over 76ers

New Jersey stifles Philly comeback to win 93-88

(Newser) - Jason Kidd put up 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to notch his 88th triple-double—his 50th with New Jersey—and lead his team to a close victory over the Sixers last night. The Nets' side of the 93-88 final score came courtesy of Richard Jefferson's 22 points, Vince...

Nets Take Home Opener From Bulls in OT

Chicago piles up fouls, turnovers; Jefferson leads way for NJ

(Newser) - The Nets took their season opener from the Bulls in overtime, 112-103.  It was their 12th straight win over Chicago on home court, causing the Bulls' Ben Gordon to say after, "I don't know what it is about this place."  Nets leading scorer Richard Jefferson, reports...

Gritty Raptors Get Even With Nets
Gritty Raptors Get Even
With Nets

Gritty Raptors Get Even With Nets

Toronto secures first playoff win since ’02, ties series at one

(Newser) - The Toronto Raptors won their first playoff game in nearly five years last night, beating the New Jersey Nets 89-83 to even their best-of-seven series at one game apiece. Toronto used a 31-point fourth quarter to overcome a five-point deficit.

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