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

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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Three Pointers: Boston Breakthrough

Joe Johnson tries to drive past Paul Pierce

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Less than 90 minutes before they threw the ball in the air at the Barclays Center Thursday night, Avery Johnson was talking about needing a signature victory.

Johnson thought a win over the Celtics would do wonders for the Nets’ psyche, providing them with an early-season breakthrough moment. They had beaten Boston only once in the previous seven tries and just twice in 20 meetings entering...

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Joe: Won't be weird seeing D'Antoni in L.A.

Rod Boone interviews Joe Johnson after Friday's Brooklyn

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When Joe Johnson looks over at the Lakers’ bench a week from Tuesday at Staples Center and Mike D’Antoni is at the end of it, let’s just say it’s not something he expected to witness.

But just don’t call it weird.

“It won’t be weird,” Johnson said after Monday's practice at the Barclays Center. “It will be great to see him. But him being the Lakers' head coach, it may be a little different,...

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Three Pointers: Making the Magic vanish

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, right, goes up

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There were smiles all around.

Those two nasty losses were finally in the rearview mirror Friday night, cast aside with a 107-68 pummeling of the Magic at Amway Center. The Nets were thrilled to take care of business against a team with a roster loaded with mostly unproven players, making that late-night flight from the Sunshine State back to Newark all that much more enjoyable.

“Winning...

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All Nets Three-Pointers (Game 1)

MarShon Brooks goes airborne after colliding into Amir

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It’s time for the debut of All Nets: Three Pointers.

Welcome to Episode 1.

In the aftermath of each game, I’ll offer my quick take on three things that took place, and try to shine some spotlight on certain trends that crop up. So let's get on with on with it, shall we?

--* These sluggish starts are something the Nets need to correct before it becomes a bad habit. Seems as if there’s...

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Nets thrilled opener is finally here

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 24: Deron Williams #8,

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Deron Williams wants to open the Barclays Center with a bang Saturday night -- and a victory.

The Nets are going to tip their season off in a hew fours here in Brooklyn against the Raptors, two days later than initially thought due to Thursday's opener against the Knicks getting postponed in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

Williams said he had a conversation with new backcourt mate...

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3 reasons to be excited for the 2012-13 Nets

The Brooklyn Nets starting five, from left: Kris

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Their All-Star backcourt

Whether the Nets’ tandem of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson is the best in the league and tops the Lakers’ remains to be seen. But their versatility will cause more than a few problems for many opponents.

Billion-dollar Barclays

The Nets now play in one of the NBA’s most state-of-the art buildings and it’s going to fire up the visiting teams. The arena’s...

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Deron dealing with ankle injury

Deron Williams sits on the bench during practice

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams missed practice Friday as he deals with a ankle injury that coach Avery Johnson said isn't serious.

The All-Star point guard was sent to the doctor and was diagnosed with left ankle synovitis, meaning some tissue in the area is inflamed. He received an injection to help alleviate the issue, and Johnson expects to hold Williams out of Saturday's...

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Starters taking a rest in Beantown tonight

Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson yells to

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BOSTON – If you were planning on flipping on NBATV tonight to get a another peek at the new-look Nets, don't expect to see any of their starters in action against the Celtics.

Avery Johnson is going with a starting lineup loaded with reserves, opting to give his main five a day off after playing two games in three nights, including Monday's 98-88 victory over the Wizards at the Barclays Center....

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Nets extremely eager to hit someone else

Nets head coach, Avery Johnson talks to players

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At long last, Avery Johnson will finally get the chance to see his Brooklyn Nets in action against someone else.

The Nets bused to Atlantic City following Friday's practice at the PNY Center, motoring down the shore to play their first preseason game. They're the only team that hasn't played a game yet and that has them champing at the bit to hit the court against...

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