Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
MIAMI — Paul Pierce insists it’s not personal. Just professional.
As the Nets get set to meet the Heat in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Tuesday night, Pierce and buddy Kevin Garnett are about to see that familiar foe they’ve gone toe-to-toe with in the postseason: LeBron James. Sounds like the basketball court is about the only place Pierce ever sees James, too.
Pierce...Read more »
The Nets' players and coaches like watching playoff basketball as much as the next hoops fan, so they are well aware of the first-round nuttiness going on around the NBA, including a number of impressive victories for road teams beyond their own in Game 1 in Toronto.
So they are well aware that the Raptors are capable of splitting in Brooklyn this weekend and regaining...Read more »
Andrei Kirilenko did not play at all in Game 1 of the Nets' playoff series against the Raptors - to the surprise of many who follow the team - then played nearly 20 minutes in Game 2, finishing with four points, three rebounds, an assist and a whopping four steals in a clinic on contributing the little things, including defense.
Before the team's pre-Game 3 shootaround Friday morning,...Read more »
Starting guard Shaun Livingston, who missed Thursday's practice because of illness, sat out Friday morning's shootaround as well.
But, coach Jason Kidd said he was feeling better and expressed cautious optimism that Livingston will be able to play in Game 3 Friday night.
"We’ll see how he feels and then go from there, but I would say that he’s probably, most likely play," Kidd said. ...Read more »
Forget about going back to Cali. The Nets are once again bound for a little action in China.
As part of the NBA’s Global Games initiative, the Nets will play the Kings in a pair of preseason contests in China. They’ll meet Oct. 12 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and Oct. 15 at MasterCard Center in Beijing, some nine months after the Nets beat the Hawks 127-110 in London in regular season...Read more »
NEW ORLEANS -- With everything that's going on regarding Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov's potential plans for running the Nets through a Russian-based company, his group Onexim Sports & Entertainment released a statement Tuesday.
“Preliminary discussions with the NBA were held in spring, 2013 and, at that time, the League indicated its willingness to work with us in the event we needed to...Read more »
WASHINGTON — Jason Collins is indeed hanging around for a little longer.
The Nets announced Saturday that they’ve signed the veteran big man for the rest of the season, a move that was expected once they initially inked him to the first of two 10-day contracts on Feb. 23.
Collins, who became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of this country’s top four professional sports leagues,...Read more »
MIAMI — They’re expecting more than a few early haymakers.
When the Nets take on the Heat Wednesday night in a nationally-televised matchup, they’re pretty sure they’re going to get Miami’s best effort. Remember, the Nets have already beat the Heat twice this season, upending them in their Nov. 1 home opener in Brooklyn and getting past them again on Super Bowl weekend in January.
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Apparently, Kevin Garnett's back is still bothering him.
The Nets announced Tuesday that the 37-year-old veteran won't be traveling with the team to Miami, meaning he'll miss his seventh straight game because of back spasms when the Nets meet the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday.
Andrei Kirilenko, who also sat out Monday's 101-97 win over the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As expected, Jason Collins isn’t going anywhere.
In a move that had been anticipated for days, the Nets officially announced Wednesday that they’ve inked the 12-year veteran to a second 10-day contract. Collins has given the Nets some added frontline depth and they may need it Wednesday night when they host the Grizzlies at the Barclays Center since Kevin Garnett will...Read more »