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

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.

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Nets expecting Heat's best shot

Paul Pierce of the Nets defends against LeBron

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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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LeBron James pleased Nets tabbed Jason Kidd

Miami Heat forward LeBron James speaks with reporters

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SAN ANTONIO -- Count LeBron James among those thrilled Jason Kidd landed the Nets’ head coaching gig.

The Heat star is pleased that one of his closest buddies made the rapid, almost unthinkable leap from player to coach in a matter of days.

“I think it’s amazing,” James said before Game 4 of the NBA Finals Thursday night. “J-Kidd is unbelievable, one of the best teammates I’ve ever played...

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Three Pointers: Trying to end the Miami vice grip

MIAMI -- Andray Blatche fired the first salvo, not long after the Nets dispatched the awful Magic Friday night.

With the defending champion Heat on tap Saturday night and the Nets in the midst of a five-game winning streak that’s propelled them to the best start through 15 games in franchise history, Blatche figured it was the perfect time to show the Nets are oozing with confidence.

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Gerald Wallace out for second straight game

Gerald Wallace steals the ball from the Boston

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MIAMI -- Gerald Wallace will miss his second straight game when the Nets meet the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena Wednesday night.

Wallace continues to nurse the sprained left ankle he suffered at the tail end of Saturday’s season-opening win against the Raptors. He’s shed the walking boot and seemed to be moving well around the locker room prior to the Nets' shootaround, though he declined...

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Three Pointers: An Alarming Loss

Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets shoots over

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That was bad.

No, we’re not talking in that old school Michael Jackson kinda bad.

Up 22 points in the third quarter of second game of the season. At home. Against a team that was missing two of its best players.

And the Nets couldn’t close it out.

That was a brutal and they can only hope Monday night’s 107-96 loss to the Timberwolves at the Barclays Center doesn’t carry over...

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