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

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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Three Pointers: An Alarming Loss

Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets shoots over

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That was bad.

No, we’re not talking in that old school Michael Jackson kinda bad.

Up 22 points in the third quarter of second game of the season. At home. Against a team that was missing two of its best players.

And the Nets couldn’t close it out.

That was a brutal and they can only hope Monday night’s 107-96 loss to the Timberwolves at the Barclays Center doesn’t carry over...

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Gerald Wallace won't play against Timberwolves

Gerald Wallace takes a few shots during a

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The Nets won’t be at full strength when they host Minnesota at the Barclays Center Monday night.

Gerald Wallace’s sprained left ankle hasn’t sufficiently healed and the veteran swingman isn’t going to play against the Timberwolves. Keith Bogans will start in his place.

Wallace injured himself in the closing minute of Saturday night’s 107-100 win over the Raptors, rolling his ankle on...

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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 of concern of the 2012-13 Nets

East Rutherford - October 11, 2012: Kris Humphries

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Interior defense

Center Brook Lopez hasn’t shown he can be a consistent force defensively in the paint, and Kris Humphries (pictured) has trouble with smaller, quicker power forwards. Coach Avery Johnson may be forced to start Reggie Evans at times to set a tone early.

Jell-O

The one drawback of having nine new faces is the fact that the team hasn’t played together much, meaning...

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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 Williams' ankle feeling better, expects to practice Sunday

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets being interviewed

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams proclaimed his left ankle is feeling just fine and the All-Star point guard plans to practice Sunday.

Williams, who's been diagnosed with synovitis, missed his second straight practice Saturday, as expected. But he said the cortisone shot he received Thursday has worked wonders and he can already sense a noticeable difference. 

"It already...

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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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Nets prepping for first date with 'rival' Knicks

Avery Johnson and Deron Williams talk on court

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If Avery Johnson wasn't initially aware of the back-and-forth that goes on between Nets and Knicks fans, he sure is now.

"I’ve been asked about this quote-unquote rivalry in the last four to five months more than I had my first two years," the Nets' third-year coach said following practice Tuesday at the PNY Center "So, I feel it. I feel it more when...

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