The New Jersey Americans joined the American Basketball Association in 1967 and moved to New York the following season. The team was renamed the New York Nets, which conveniently rhymed with Jets and Mets, two of the Big Apple’s other professional franchises. Before the 1977-78 season, the team returned to New Jersey but kept its nickname. In 1994, the Nets were reportedly considering changing their nickname to the Swamp Dragons to boost its marketing efforts. The franchise relocated to Brooklyn in 2012.

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Suns blast Nets like Thanksgiving leftovers

The Phoenix Suns played a game the day after Thanksgiving. The Nets did not. That appeared to be the biggest difference between two heavyweight championship contenders in the Suns’ 113-107 shellacking of the Nets at Barclays Center on Saturday: While the Suns burned off the Thanksgiving-Day eats at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks on…

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Taurean Prince leads Timberwolves past 76ers in double overtime; Devin Booker and Suns hold off Nets for 16th straight win

Houston Rockets also seal overtime victory against Charlotte Hornets; Darius Garlands double-double helps the Cleveland Cavaliers end their five-game losing streak; Gabe Vincent shines off the bench as Miami Heat beat Chicago Bulls I need to read more from this story

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Daily statistical milestones: Kyle Lowry moves past Clyde Drexler and more

Here's your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday's games. Kyle Lowry No. 34 in assists now Moved ahead of Clyde Drexler with 6,128 assists. He's now 7 away … I need to read more from this story