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

Starters taking a rest in Beantown tonight

Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson yells to

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BOSTON – If you were planning on flipping on NBATV tonight to get a another peek at the new-look Nets, don't expect to see any of their starters in action against the Celtics.

Avery Johnson is going with a starting lineup loaded with reserves, opting to give his main five a day off after playing two games in three nights, including Monday's 98-88 victory over the Wizards at the Barclays Center....

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Avery not pleased with Nets 'D'

Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford (15) goes up

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The Nets' defense remains a work in progress.

Defense was certainly an issue, particularly on the interior in the first half of Monday's 98-88 win at the Barclays Center. The Wizards essentially had their way in the paint, grabbing offensive rebounds and creating some havoc.

The Nets yielded four offensive boards to Washington in the first half and things weren't great out on the perimeter,...

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Deron Williams blasts A.J. Price

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets is guarded

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So what exactly happened between Deron Williams and A.J. Price?

The Nets’ All-Star point guard said their brief squabble late in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s 98-88 victory over the Wizards in their preseason home opener at the Barclays Center stemmed from the Long Island native running his mouth.

“He started talking for no reason,” Williams said.

Williams was dribbling...

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Nets extremely eager to hit someone else

Nets head coach, Avery Johnson talks to players

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At long last, Avery Johnson will finally get the chance to see his Brooklyn Nets in action against someone else.

The Nets bused to Atlantic City following Friday's practice at the PNY Center, motoring down the shore to play their first preseason game. They're the only team that hasn't played a game yet and that has them champing at the bit to hit the court against...

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Tyshawn Taylor finally practices in full

Brooklyn - October 1, 2012: Tyshawn taylor during

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tyshawn Taylor is starting to feel like he's an actual part of the team again.

The rookie guard was finally able to go through contact drills in Thursday's practice, marking the first time he's done that since training camp began Oct. 2. Taylor has been limited after straining his quad during informal workouts with his teammates last month.

"It was good...

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D-Will done talking about Cuban, Mavs

Deron Williams talks to his teammates during practice

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Don't expect  Deron Williams to utter the words "Mark Cuban" or "Mavericks" any time soon.

The Nets All-Star point guard said after practice Wednesday that he's no longer discussing anything regarding Cuban or the Mavs. Williams isn't about to get into a back-and-forth with the Mavs owner after Cuban's latest retort.

"Don't even...

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Deron: Cuban's absence helped spur decision to stay

Deron Williams talks to his teammates during practice

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams had a few questions for Mark Cuban during free agency, ones that only the Mavericks' owner could truly answer.

But Cuban was in Los Angeles shooting his ABC show "Shark Tank," leaving it up to Mavs coach Rick Carlisle, president of basketball operations of Donnie Nelson and consultant Michael Finley.

Asked after practice Monday at the...

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Nets set for camp scrimmage tonight

Gerald Wallace practices foul shots during practice at

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Players are rarely thrilled to get their scrimmage on. Simulating game action is never as fun as the real thing.

But for the Nets, it's time to gauge their progress after three days of the training camp grind. Joe Johnson, for one, seems excited to hit the court here at the PNY Center Friday evening in the Nets' Black & White scrimmage. 

"I...

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D-Will thinks Nets backcourt duo will be 'a great fit'

East Rutherford, NJ - October 2, 2012: Deron

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams likes what he's seeing so far from Joe Johnson and believes it's only a matter of time before the two really start jelling.

"It’s been fun playing with him," the All-Star point guard said after Wednesday's practice at the PNY Center. "We’ve got a good group. I think we have a chance to be really good, with him and Gerald [Wallace] on the...

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Video: Deron Williams thinks Nets can be special

Deron Williams during Brooklyn Nets media day at

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Point guard Deron Williams made the move with the Nets from New Jersey to Brooklyn.

Coming off a 22-44 record in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, Williams thinks this season's Nets can be different. Here what he has to say in the video embedded here.

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