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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

Kirilenko: Nets motivated to prove doubters wrong

Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko looks on against the

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Paul Pierce is gone to the Wizards, meaning the Nets lost the guy who swatted Kyle Lowry’s potential game-winning floater, preserving their scintillating Game 7 series-clinching victory over the Raptors in the first round.

Kevin Garnett, who turned 38 in May, will be coming off his worst statistical season since his rookie year in Minnesota.

They’re counting heavily on the production...

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Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett set to meet LeBron again

Kevin Garnett (2) and forward Paul Pierce (34)

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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...

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Kevin Garnett out vs. Heat, Kirilenko questionable

Nets' Kevin Garnett practices during a training session

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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...

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Jason Collins signs another 10-day contract

Nets center Jason Collins rests in a courtside

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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...

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Source: Nets acquire Kings' Thornton

Sacramento Kings' Marcus Thornton plays against the Minnesota

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SALT LAKE CITY – Mikhail Prokhorov’s checkbook remains open.

The Nets finalized a deal Wednesday to acquire Kings guard Marcus Thornton for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry, according to a league source. Thornton will look give the Nets some more potential scoring punch off the bench, and by swapping two players for one, the Nets also opened up a roster spot.

Thornton, 26, is owed $8.7 million...

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Plumlee pleased to play in Rookie Challenge

Mason Plumlee reacts after scoring during the second

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mason Plumlee is going to be a part of the NBA’s All-Star weekend in New Orleans next month and he couldn’t be more thrilled about it.

Plumlee has been selected to participate in the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge and made it perfectly clear it was a goal he set for himself entering his rookie campaign fresh out of Duke.

“It’s a big deal,” Plumlee said after practice...

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Andray Blatche insists he won't fall in love with threes

Nets' Andray Blatche, left, is defended by Minnesota

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Andray Blatche had the touch going in Saturday night's win over the Grizzlies, canning 7 of 10 attempts and pouring in 20 points.

But look deeper into the box score at the three-point column and those numbers look a little funny. That's because Blatche netted a career-high three triples, a case of him really stretching the defense and a Grizzlies' front line that was without...

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Injury bug bites Nets hard

Nets forward Paul Pierce, center, drives between Sacramento

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LOS ANGELES -- Paul Pierce's on court reunion with Doc Rivers is going to have to wait.

The Nets announced Saturday that Pierce is going to sit out the final game of the team's three-game West Coast swing due to a sore left groin, meaning he won't be able to suit up against his old coach Doc Rivers when the Nets take on the Clippers at Staples Center. But Pierce won't be the lone starter sidelined....

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The Morning After: Hey A.I., Practice was the Nets' Answer

Brook Lopez and Deron Williams celebrate a basket

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With all apologies to Allen Iverson, whose retirement tour brought him to the Barclays Center last Friday for the Nets’ tilt with the Heat, we’re talking about practice here.

In the aftermath of Sunday’s debacle in Orlando, when a bunch of zombies seemed to be masquerading around in black Brooklyn uniforms, the Nets say they ramped things up a notch or two or three in Monday’s practice. That,...

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Kevin Garnett preaches patience

Kevin Garnett shoots over the Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson

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CLEVELAND -- Kevin Garnett mean-mugged, scrunching his face up into a pretend angry scowl as he tried to explain how his new teammates were anxious for instant results.

The Nets had just lost their season opener to the Cavaliers, falling 98-94 Wednesday night after failing to knock down any clutch baskets late in the fourth quarter with their starting point guard on the bench. Garnett, seated...

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