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Lundqvist shuts down Devils in win (0:51)
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Joe Johnson beats the buzzer ... again

It has been a rough season for the Nets, but they still know who to go to when the game is on the line -- the most prolific buzzer-beater maker.

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Nets beat Nuggets on Johnson's buzzer-beater (0:58)
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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Rangers extended their winning streak to three games with a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist finished with 27 saves and he believes the team is gaining confidence.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov when asked about how the GM interviews are going: "It's not bad." Smiled and laughed when asked specifically about Denver assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas.

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Johnson's buzzer-beater gets Prokhorov out of his seat (0:41)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Nets 105 Nuggets 104. Joe Johnson beats Denver at the buzzer with a 3-pointer. Wow.

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Joe Johnson is an ankle breaker (0:21)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson made it clear today that he's going to try to improve the roster this summer in free agency. "We need a player who is going to move us forward even farther." The Knicks will have at least $19 million to spend in free agency this summer.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets F Joe Johnson has surpassed Scottie Pippen to move into 52nd place on the NBA's all-time scoring list (18,942 points and counting).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

This is probably the most important description that Phil Jackson offered today about his next coach: "Someone has to match the style of the way we do things. There's a certain style that I have that I think works and I've found (to work) before."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets rookie Chris McCullough has enters the game and is making his NBA debut. He last played a game on Jan. 11, 2015 then had to endure a 13-month absence due to a torn ACL he suffered at Syracuse.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said that running the triangle offense "is not paramount, but is important" for his next head coach. I'd be surprised if Phil hired a coach who wasn't committed to the triangle. Don't rule out the idea that Kurt Rambis stays on if the Knicks do well under him.

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Jacoby Ellsbury not justifying cost?

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Phil Jackson on the Matt Barnes-Derek Fisher incident and if that impacted his decision to fire Fisher: "No one's happy about what happened or what came out of that. It was embarrassing for us and for Derek. That had nothing to do with what's happened here today."

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Did Fisher deserved to be fired? (1:52)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Thought this was interesting: in a meeting with Derek Fisher and some members of the coaching staff last month, Phil Jackson told Derek Fisher: "I may not have mentored you as well as I could have."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said Derek Fisher's firing was not due to Fisher's recent comments about focusing on the process rather than making the playoffs. "I didn't react to Derek's comments last week about the playoffs not being important and whatever's not a measure," Jackson said. "The understanding was turning around a team that's won 17 games and making a 40, 42-win season out of it... Saying that, we still think there's a way for (the players) to play better. "