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

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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Doc: Trade was tough for Pierce, but should rejuvenate him

Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics argues a

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Doc Rivers could tell Paul Pierce was emotionally hurt, trying to come to grips with the notion that he was no longer wanted in Boston.

Pierce bled Celtics’ green courtesy of playing 15 years with the franchise that plucked him out of Kansas with the 10th selection in the 1998 draft. He was attached to the Celtics, a part of the team’s interwoven fabric.

But the proverbial...

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Report: Celtics denied Nets permission to talk to Doc

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers reacts to

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Scratch Doc Rivers' name off the Nets' wish list.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge denied the Nets permission to speak to Rivers about their head coaching gig, according to ESPNBoston.com.

There's been speculation about Rivers' future in Boston since the Celtics were eliminated by the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs earlier this month. Rivers, who still...

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Rivers, Pierce praise Nets' makeover

Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce (34) drives against Brooklyn

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Doc Rivers knows a thing or two about pro basketball in this city, given his two-year stint with the Knicks during the 1990s.

Even he could never imagine in his wildest dreams that the Nets would not only move into the city, but become this chic team that's garnering lots of attention.

"No, I didn’t," the Celtics coach said before tonight's game when I asked him what he thought...

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