The Long Island Nets are hosting a Cancer Awareness game immediately following a Charity Celebrity Game featuring; super Hip Hop producer Lil Jon, & Long Island native MMA super star Chris Weidman! There will also be an Auction of one of your favorite Long Island Nets Jersey!
The Nets are the NBA G-League affiliate team of the Brooklyn Nets and games are exciting as well as great entertainment for the whole family. If you haven’t been to the all-new NYCB Live at Nassau Veterans Coliseum this ould be a great weekend to go and meet Long Island’s very own professional basketball team.
LONG ISLAND NETS TO HOST FIRST-EVER SNEAKER SHOW AT NYCB LIVE,
HOME OF THE NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 2
LONG ISLAND (February 2, 2018) – The Long Island Nets will host their inaugural Sneaker Show at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum from 4-8 p.m. during their home game vs. the Windy City Bulls which tips off at 7:00 p.m.
Los Angeles native Salvador Amezcua, better known as “Kickstradomis,” will host a custom shoe design session in the venue’s lower lobby, where fans can watch his artistry live as he makes original Long Island Nets sneakers from 4-6 p.m. In addition to watching the live design session, attendees will be able to view some of his notable sneaker artwork, which will be on display during the event. Amezcua has hand-designed one-of-a-kind sneakers for NBA superstars like James Harden, Damian Lillard, and Karl Anthony Towns, among others.
Check out his video below!
The Sneaker Show will also feature various vendors that will be displaying sneaker and apparel collections throughout the concourse. Visitors will have the opportunity to buy, sell, or trade sneakers and collectibles. This event will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will run throughout the entirety of the game.
To purchase tickets to the special event, fans can visit www.longislandnets.com/sneaker and enter the offer code “SNEAKER” to purchase a $20 ticket that will grant access to both the Sneaker Show and the game.
For more information on tickets and a schedule of upcoming home games, please visit LongIslandNets.com, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.745.3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Ticketmaster Box Office at NYCB LIVE.
Vendor registration begins at $150 for an entry level booth. Purchase of a booth also includes tickets to the Long Island Nets game. Multiple booth options are available for purchase to accommodate sneaker and apparel inventory. A full list is available at www.longislandnets.com/vendor. For further inquiries about registering to become a vendor at the Sneaker Show, please email email@example.com.
So come on down, bring a friend, and don’t forget to tell them where you heard about this event!
Brooklyn Nets two-way guard Milton Doyle was selected to the Midseason All-NBA G League East Team.
Doyle has averaged a team-high 22.3 points, along with 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals in 34.9 minutes per game. His 22.3 points per game are tied for sixth-most in the NBA G League this season, and he has scored in double figures in all but one of his 27 games, including four games of 30 or more points, 19 games of 20 or more points and two double-doubles.
Check out Milton’s Highlights in video below!
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LONG ISLAND (December 26, 2017) – The Long Island Nets (14-7), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, defeated the Erie BayHawks (7-13) 96-90 on Tuesday night at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It was the first of three meetings between the two clubs this season.
Forward Thomas Wimbush (Seen in photo below) led the way for the Nets with a game-high 27 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes off the bench. He scored 16 points the fourth quarter alone when he shot .625 (5-of-8) from the field. Wimbush shot .588 (10-of-17) from the field overall in the win.
The Nets began the game down by nine but rallied to end the first quarter tied up at 26 apiece. Despite trailing by as many as 22 points through the third quarter, guard Jeremy Senglin drained a three with just under three minutes remaining in the game to give the Nets their first lead of the night, 85-84. Long Island proceeded to outscore Erie 29-12 in the fourth for the comeback victory.
Erie center Jeremy Evans registered a double-double with a team-high 22 points and 15 rebounds in 31 minutes. He shot .889 (8-of-9) from the field and 1.000 (2-of-2) from 3-point range for the visitors. Forwards Jaylen Morris (14 points) and Raphiael Putney (21 points), and guard Craig Sword (10 points) also scored in double figures for the BayHawks.
Long Island guard Charlie Marquardt (Seen in photo below) made his professional debut in the Nets’ victory and made a 3-pointer as his first shot attempt to help start the Nets rally late in the game.
The Nets play their next game at home against the Westchester Knicks on Friday, December 29, at 7 p.m. ET. Right after the Long Island Nets’ High School showcase featuring;
The Windy City Bulls, presented by BMO Harris Bank, the NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, fell in double overtime, 114-113 to the Long Island Nets Wednesday Night at Sears Centre Arena.
Windy City had four double-figure scorers led by Antonio Blakeney who poured in a game-high 38 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Ryan Arcidiacono scored a career-high 25 points and added seven assists, while Jaylen Johnson registered his fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.
Wednesday’s game was nip-and-tuck as both teams were within seven points of each other all night. Windy City struggled out of the gate, shooting 33 percent from the floor in the first quarter. Blakeney and Derick Newton combined for 18 points and four three-point shots in the opening period. The Bulls fell behind 16-9, but used an 11-4 run to take the four-point lead with two minutes remaining. Long Island, however, would close the stanza scoring seven of the final nine points to lead 27-26 at the end of the first.
Isaiah Whitehead, on assignment from the Brooklyn Nets, scored a team-best 26 points and added seven rebounds and five assists. Milton Doyle, who signed a two-way contract on December 18, tallied 23 points and eight rebounds, while Thomas Wimbush scored 16 off the bench.
The offense showed up in the second as both teams shot above 60 percent from the floor. Windy City grabbed their largest lead of the night at 39-35, but Long Island responded with a 23-12 run to lead by seven with under four minutes to play in the half. Both teams traded baskets to end the half, but the Nets lead by one possession at halftime, 64-62.
The third quarter mirrored the first, with both teams failing to score 20 points in the quarter. The two teams combined to shoot 28 percent from the floor, 11 percent from three, while turning the ball over 11 times. The 17-points scored by Windy City was their lowest third-quarter output of the season but the Bulls managed to outscore Long Island by one to make it a one-point game heading into the fourth quarter.
Antonio Blakeney took control in the final quarter of regulation as he scored seven points in the opening four minutes and 14 of the team’s 23 fourth-quarter points. The period featured three lead changes and six ties. Trailing by one with under a minute to play, Jaylen Johnson went 1-for-2 at the charity stripe to tie the game at 102 and neither team could convert another basket, forcing overtime.
Each team scored six points in the first overtime, with Windy City making its hay at the free throw line. The Bulls tied the game at 108 on a Blakeney driving layup with three seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Whitehead missed a three-point shot to send the game into the second overtime.
In the second overtime, Antonio Blakeney made two free throws to give the Bulls a one-point lead with 1.7 seconds on the clock. After a reset timeout by Long Island, Milton Doyle scored two of his 23 points on a floating jump shot to beat the buzzer and give the Nets their 12th win of the season.
Check out the Long Island Nets Milton Doyles Game highlights
The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have acquired guard Charlie Marquardt from the available player pool.
Marquardt (6’3”, 185) participated in Long Island’s local player tryout on September 30 and joined the team for training camp before being waived on October 27.
Prior to joining the Nets, Marquardt played four seasons (2013-17) at Molloy College on Long Island. In 28 games (all starts) as a senior, he recorded averages of 21.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.2 steals in 35.9 minutes per game. The Rockaway Beach, N.Y., native led the East Coast Conference in scoring last season en route to All-Conference First Team honors and set a single-game record in the ECC Finals when he scored 51 of Molloy’s 86 points on March 5 against Saint Thomas Aquinas College. He also led Molloy in scoring, 3-point field goal percentage (.411) and free throw percentage (.912) as a senior.
On Monday night at Nassau Veterans Coliseum the Brooklyn Nets, defeated the Texas Legends 124-112 , to improve to 5-2 at home this season.
The Nets were led by guard Milton Doyle with a team-high 28 points, four rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.
The Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead, currently on assignment with Long Island, chipped in nine points, three rebounds and seven assists in 26 minutes in the win. Forward Thomas Wimbush added 14 points in 16 minutesoff the bench and became the third Long Island player this season and in team history to shot 100 percent (4-of-4) from 3-point range (min. 4 3FGA).
The Nets were down at the end of the first quarter but they took a 57-49 lead into the break. They were outscored by Texas in the third period by just four points, but kept the lead and outscored the visitors 38-30 in the fourth quarter to earn the win.
Despite scoring 27 points & grabbing 14 rebounds the Nets were able to hold off the Legends and spoil the long Island All-Stars JameelWarney’s homecoming.
(Jameel Warney Stonybrook Hall of Famer, Olympian, & now NBA G-League Player)
Also for the Legends, guard Justin Dentmon notched a game-high 29 points in 40 minutes while three Texas players recorded double-doubles in the loss, forward Brandon Ashley (17 points, 10 rebounds), center Jameel Warney (27 points, 14 rebounds) and guard Kyle Collinsworth (21 points, 13 rebounds).
The Nets play their next game against the Salt Lake City Stars at the Coliseum on Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m. ET, Come out and see the Nets as they’re 2nd in the eastern conference and one of the better teams in the G-league With a record of 10 -5! #LetsGoNets #longislandsteam
Check out the Nets leading scorer in the win Milton Doyle’s highlights below.
See Warney’s highlights below as he scores 27 points in loss to the Nets.
Saturday November 4th, 2017 was a great day for Long Island basketball. It marked the return of professional basketball on Long Island. The Long Island Nets had a celebration and was welcomed by a nice crowd of fans that were anxious to witness the debut of #longislandsteam as they took on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (the NBA affiliate team of the Indiana Pacers) in their season opener. It was the Nets that dominated from wire to wire. Late in the 4th the ‘Ants made a run to bring the game within 2 points but then the Nets went on a surge lead by the NBA’s affiliate team’s Isaiah Whitehead
In short the Mad Ants were overmatched from the start as Isaiah Whitehead from the Brooklyn had his way to the basket anytime he pleased. It became the Isaiah Whitehead show. As he lit it up from all over the court, and effortlessly finishing at the rim. (As Seen in video below)
But that wasn’t it, Isaiah made everyone around him better also. his main recipient was Kamari Murphy. Whitehead commanded so much attention that agile and active Murphy benefited by slashing to the basket and popping out to the open spots where Whitehead found him every time. Thus having Murphy finish as the 2nd high man on the Nets with 21 points.
(See Murphy’s highlights below)
The Nets’ scoring tandem of Whitehead and Murphy was too much for the ‘Ants to overcome, because every time the ‘Ant’s made a run these two would answer. Long Island also had the return of LI nativeJ.J. Moore to celebrate.
JJ was well recieved by the fans and scored 2 points in limited minutes J.J. But was a fan favorite.
All in All the breakout party was a great success as the Nets handled their business, the fans and families had fun and most importantly the Nets won by the score of Long Island Nets 115 to the Mad Ants 99.
Check out the video of Dr J being honored with his jersey being retired at the All-new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Coliseum.
Long Island Nets to Honor Julius “Dr. J” Erving and the return of Long Island’s J.J.Moore at Season Opener on November 4
LONG ISLAND (October 26, 2017) – The Long Island Nets will honor legendary player Julius “Dr. J” Erving and the Village of Hempstead Mayor Don Ryan at their season opener on Saturday, November 4, when the Nets host the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
During the game, Erving will present Mayor Ryan with the Long Island Nets’ first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Ryan will be recognized for his community contributions as a local civic leader, coach, and teacher. Ryan coached and mentored Erving, who was 12 at the time, while volunteering as the Biddy Basketball coach at the Salvation Army’s Hempstead headquarters.
In conjunction with the season-long celebration of bringing professional basketball back to Long Island, the Long Island Nets will be retiring Erving’s #32 jersey for the first time ever at the Coliseum. Erving spent three years with the New York Nets, winning two ABA championships in 1974 and 1976 at the Coliseum, and earning the MVP Award three times. The jersey retirement ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes prior to tipoff. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a replica Dr. J jersey mini banner to commemorate the celebration.