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

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett set to meet LeBron again

Kevin Garnett (2) and forward Paul Pierce (34)

(Credit: AP / Kathy Willens)

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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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: An Alarming Loss

Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets shoots over

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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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