Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Flashback: The Pistons-Nets marathon

Detroit Pistons' Tayshaun Prince, left, Chauncey Billups and

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Day 26 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons franchise has three NBA titles, and has 13 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 14, 2004

Situation: The No. 3 Detroit Pistons and the No. 2 New Jersey Nets are tied, 2-2, heading to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Context: After getting swept by the New Jersey Nets...

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Flashback: Boston's historic comeback

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, center, stands on

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Day 21 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the New Jersey Nets. The Nets franchise has two ABA titles but has never won an NBA title, and has 10 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 25, 2002

Situation: The No. 1 New Jersey Nets and the No. 3 Boston Celtics are tied, 1-1, heading to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals

Context: In a remarkable turnaround,...

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Nets to honor former players at final home game

New Jersey Nets' Kerry Kittles drives to the

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The Nets announced today that next Monday against Philadelphia, the team's final home game in New Jersey, several former players will be honored during a halftime ceremony.

Honorees include Kenny Anderson, Otis Birdsong, Darwin Cook, Derrick Coleman, Kendall Gill, Albert King, Kerry Kittles, Chris Morris and Mike O'Koren.

The move to Brooklyn will end a 35-year run in New Jersey...

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Reports: Nets interested in Garnett, Ilyasova, Anderson

Operation Keep Deron Williams is already in full effect for the Nets.

Two weeks ago, Sports Illustated's Chris Mannix tweeted that the Nets were already looking at free agents Ryan Anderson and Kevin Garnett as possible options at power forward. Then last night, Stefan Bondy from the Daily News wrote that the Garnett and Ersan Ilyasova are at the top of the list, while Anderson is also an...

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