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Nets preparing for Bulls' counterpunch

Nets' CJ Watson is fouled while shooting a

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They delivered the first blow Friday night, pounding the Bulls in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, but the Nets weren't about to pat themselves on the back Sunday.

In their minds, not only did they simply do what they were supposed to do, given they have homecourt advantage. But they're awaiting Chicago's expected bounce back in Monday's Game...

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Nets set for playoff intensity in Indy

Interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo of the Brooklyn

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INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Nets square off against the Pacers Friday night, P.J. Carlesimo is expecting a tense atmosphere that should rival what they’ll see in a little over a week.

“They still have a chance to catch New York,” the interim coach said prior to the Nets shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “So yeah, I think it will be very much like a playoff game.”

With the Nets’ crosstown...

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Deron: With Gerald hurt, it's next man up

Nets' Gerald Wallace loses his balance as he

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Call it a weird phenomenon.

Seems like as soon as the Nets get one of their key injured players going again, someone else gets hurt. That was the case again Wednesday night in Boston, when Gerald Wallace went down in the second quarter.

The veteran small forward, who has been struggling mightily offensively since the All-Star break, suffered a left heel contusion and...

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Nets ink Damion James to 10-day deal

Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots

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Damion James is set for another tour of duty with the Nets.

The team announced Sunday morning that they've signed the small forward to a 10-day contract. James, who was playing for the NDBL's Bakersfield (Calif.) Jam, was with the Nets in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He'll fill the roster void left when the Nets waived Josh Childress late last month.

The Nets originally acquired James in a 2010...

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After wakeup call, Nets looking for statement wins

Interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo of the Brooklyn

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SAN ANTONIO -- The Nets are laying off that snooze button.

Since Avery Johnson's dismissal, albeit coming in games against the Bobcats and Cavaliers, there appears to be a new sense of purpose. They're 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, a mark they'll look to improve on Monday night when they meet the Spurs here deep in the heart of Texas.

"The Avery thing was a big wake up...

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Gerald Wallace fined for flopping

Miami Heat guard Norris Cole goes up for

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The NBA has hit Gerald Wallace in the pocket book once again.

Less than a week after slapping the Nets swingman with a $35,000 fine for escalating the altercation between the Celtics' Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries, the league slapped Wallace with a $5,000 fine for his second flopping violation. The play occurred in the Nets' loss to the Heat in Miami Saturday night.

The Nets are the...

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Three Pointers: Swept up in a Thunder Storm

Deron Williams attempts a shot in front of

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Let’s be honest.

It looked like the Thunder were about to blow the Nets away in the third quarter, when they opened up that 15-point lead. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were having fun, bouncing all over the Barclays Center.

Durant tried to posterize Andray Blatche. Westbrook was acting like he was a cowboy in the Wild West, blowing off a pair of six-shooters and pretending to stick...

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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.

He...

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Three Pointers: Lob City Takedown

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is fouled

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Lob City was grounded in the second half.

The Nets rebounded they way they had hoped Friday night at the Barclays Center, holding on for a win they badly wanted. They put the clamps on the Clippers defensively down the stretch of their 86-76 victory and made the necessary plays offensively, a combination that halted their two-game losing streak.

“It was really big for us,” said Brook...

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Three Pointers: Treading water against the Lake Show

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez reacts to a

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Call it a mixed bag.

Tuesday night’s 95-90 defeat at the hands of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers at the Staples Center had the Nets split a bit.

On one hand, they were pleased with the way they clawed back into it after finding themselves in a 10-0 hole four minutes into the game, storming to a six-point lead late in the fourth quarter.

However, there’s still another...

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