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Deron Williams' ankle surgery successful

Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams sitting alone before the

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Deron Williams' road to recovery will begin with him on crutches for the next month-plus.

The Nets announced Tuesday that their starting point guard underwent successful surgery on both ankles. Williams is expected to be on crutches for the next four to six weeks, beginning light basketball activities in August before ramping things up to full tilt in September.

Dr. Martin O'Malley,...

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Deron set for ankle surgery Tuesday

Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams grimaces after going down

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Deron Williams’ offseason is going to begin with surgery.

Williams will have procedures done on both ankles by team specialist Dr. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday, the Nets announced Thursday. Williams visited with him earlier this week after having MRIs on his troublesome ankles last Friday -- two days following the Nets’ season-ending defeat to the Heat in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal...

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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.

Pierce...

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