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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.

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Avery Johnson named Eastern Conference coach of the month

Avery Johnson instructs his team during a game

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The NBA on Monday announced its named Avery Johnson as the Eastern Conference coach of the month, recognizing him for guiding the Nets to some franchise bests in their first season in Brooklyn.

The Nets posted 11 wins through their first 15 games, the most in franchise history. They also recorded the largest road win in club history when they clobbered the Magic 107-68 in their first meeting...

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