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  1. Friday NBA playoff previews: Nets, Mavericks, Rockets look to avoid early vacation

    May 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce

    Thursday night there were three Game 6s, now there are three Game 7s. Friday night there are three Game 6s, we’ll see if anyone can close out a series.

  2. Andray Blatche, a backcourt violation, a possible goaltend and a wild finish in Raptors-Nets Game 5

    Apr 30, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets - Game Three

    Jonas Valanciunas and Greivis Vasquez make ending pretty nerve-racking themselves

  3. Kyle Lowry beats four Nets, hits buzzer-beating 3-pointer

    Apr 30, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT

    Kyle Lowry

    Raptors guard ends first half of Game 5 with big basket

  4. Wednesday playoff previews: Trail Blazers look to eliminate Rockets

    Apr 30, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan

    Three big games Wednesday night — two game fives where the series are tied, plus the Rockets are trying to keep their season alive.

  5. Raptors use fast start, strong finish to even the series with Game 4 win over Nets

    Apr 27, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, DeMar DeRozan

    Raptors shut down Joe Johnson, Nets manage just 12 fourth quarter points as series is evened at two games apiece.

  6. Kevin Garnett says he ‘blacked out’ during emotional play in Game 3 win over Raptors

    Apr 27, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets - Game Three

    Kevin Garnett often does crazy things on the court, and this may explain why.

  7. Nets hold off late Raptors rally in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series

    Apr 25, 2014, 11:43 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets - Game Three

    Nets know that closing games out like this ultimately won’t get them very far in the playoffs.

  8. Nets defense smothers Raptors, gets Brooklyn Game 1 win on road

    Apr 19, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) battles under the hoop with Brooklyn Nets centre Kevin Garnett (2) but they couldn't get it done as the Nets won 94-87

    Playoff games are played in the halfcourt and the Nets owned that in Game 1.

  9. NBA Playoff Preview: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors

    This should be the East’s most competitive first round matchup.

  10. Could Nets rest guys hoping to face Raptors instead of Bulls in first round? (They didn’t)

    Apr 15, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Shaun Livingston, Deron Williams

    It’s not something you could ever prove (and the Nets may not even do it), but they could rest guys in hopes of falling into a first-round matchup with Toronto.

  11. USA Basketball announces training and exhibition schedule in advance of 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

    USA Basketball Men's National Team Blue And White Game

    USA Basketball will play exhibitions in Las Vegas, Chicago and New York in advance of the World Championships in September.

  12. The Extra Pass: Nets clinch a playoff spot, and may do some real postseason damage

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Jason Kidd, Deron Williams

    Nets have been the East’s best team since the first of the year, and may threaten Miami and Indiana once the postseason begins.

  13. Derrick Rose practicing with Bulls’ second unit

    Mar 31, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Chicago Bulls

    Don’t get any ideas. Unless…

  14. Reports: Timberwolves not willing to talk Kevin Love trade. Yet.

    Mar 28, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Minnesota is now paying the price for David Kahn’s biggest mistake as general manager — refusing to give Kevin Love the full five-year max salary extension. (He was saving it for Ricky Rubio, the guy he drafted.) What Love ended up with was a four year deal — but he pushed for and got on…

  15. Shaun Livingston has played his way to a payday the Nets can’t offer

    Mar 19, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets

    Shaun Livingston has been a solid point guard for the Nets this season and he has looked even better of late as the Nets have gotten hot — in his last 5 games he has averaged 11.8 points on 53 percent shooting, plus dishing out four assists a game. He is a quality veteran backup…

  16. Monday NBA grades: Faried, Hickson help Nuggets snap Clippers’ win streak

    Mar 18, 2014, 2:28 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets versus the Los Angeles Clippers

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while trying to explain how a python ate your family pet… J.J. Hickson/Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets. Let’s be clear — Denver snapped the Los Angeles Clippers 11-game win streak because the Clippers were tired and off. The back-to-back with the second game in Denver trap…

  17. NBA Power Rankings: Spurs, Clippers are your clear top two

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Derrick Favors

    The Spurs and Clippers have distanced themselves from the pack with double-digit winning streaks and sit on top. The Sixers have anchored themselves to the bottom.

  18. Truth too much for Heat, Brooklyn knocks off Miami

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets

    Brooklyn started to look like a threat this season when they were forced by injry to go small without Brook Lopez, which meant coach Jason Kidd slid Paul Pierce over to the power forward slot. You knew Pierce could score at the four, but the surprise is how much better the Brooklyn defense is with…

  19. Paul Pierce’s move to power forward adds twist to his career, Brooklyn Nets’ season

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Amir Johnson; Mirza Teletovic; Alan Anderson

    BOSTON – On Paul Pierce’s first defensive possession as the Brooklyn Nets’ full-time starting power forward, Serge Ibaka backed him down on the block. Pierce bodied Ibaka, keeping him out of the paint, and Ibaka threw the ball away. On the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next possession, Ibaka posted up Pierce again. Pierce hardly yielded an…

  20. Deron Williams says he knows better than bring guns to NYC

    Feb 25, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Brooklyn Nets

    If what is alleged is true — Raymond Felton waived a gun loaded with armor-piercing bullets around during a Valentine’s Day argument with his estranged wife — then he is in a lot of trouble. As he should be. Common sense tells you that is a bad idea. The Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams, a gun enthusiast, said…

  21. Raymond Felton released on bail, expected to play vs. Heat Thursday

    Feb 25, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton

    Raymond Felton is a free man after a night in a New York City jail. The Knicks point guard — struggling on the court and off this season — turned himself in hours after the latest Knicks loss at Madison Square Garden on a series of felony gun charges. Felton allegedly waived around a non-registered…

  22. Deron Williams admits signing Jason Collins would be a ‘media circus’

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    NBA player Jason Collins marches in the Gay Pride Parade in Boston

    The Nets are reportedly considering signing Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, though they’d like to see how things shake out with Glen Davis first before going down that road. Collins hasn’t played since last season, but made headlines by coming out as gay once his team was eliminated from postseason contention. It was a…

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