Archive for January 21st, 2011

Nets hosting first Social Media Night

nets social media night

The New Jersey Nets are hosting their first-ever social media night tonight, Friday, January 21 as the Detroit Pistons come to town and play in Newark at the Prudential Center.

Fans part of “Nets Nation” who follow the team on Facebook and/or Twitter have an opportunity to receive 50 percent off of select tickets for the game.

Fans who purchase their tickets through the Nets on Facebook or Twitter will also receive a Nets gift bag that will include a Nets Nation t-shirt, a voucher to a future game, Nets branded items, a 15 percent discount at the team’s merchandise stands, and exclusive access to a post-game autograph session with select Nets players.

As a special offer, two fans which purchase the Social Media Night package will be selected to be upgraded to courtside tickets, and one fan who purchases the package will win a player-autographed item.

It’s cool of the Nets to keep using the web to stay in touch with loyal fans, so check out the offers. The team’s Twitter account name is “NetsBasketball.”

Carlos Delfino set to return for Bucks

Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

Carlos Delfino set to return for Bucks

Just one minute on the court will mean everything to Milwaukee Bucks forward Carlos Delfino.

And that chance could come as soon as Friday night, when the Bucks meet the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.

Delfino practiced for the first time in more than two months on Thursday, before the Bucks headed to Ohio to face the Cavaliers. He has been sidelined with concussive symptoms since suffering several blows to the head in the first two weeks of the season.

“I’m pretty optimistic that tomorrow I can be at least on the bench,” Delfino said following practice. “I don’t know if I’m going to play, but at least it will be a really good feeling to put the uniform back on and to try to help.

“Every single minute I get to play from now to the end of the season is going to be a present for me. For a couple moments, I was thinking I wasn’t going to be able to play.

“Hopefully I can help. If it’s 1 minute or 48, I don’t care. If I can give a hand, it’s going to be good. Especially when we have a season full of injuries, if we can get more bodies, it’s going to be good.”

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