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

Brook probable for Nets' tilt with Pistons

Injured Brook Lopez looks on during a game

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He’s back.

But whether Brook Lopez makes his triumphant return against the Pistons at the Barclays Center Friday night or in Chicago versus the Bulls on Saturday remains to be seen. The Nets’ 7-foot center, who’s missed the past seven games with a sprained ligament in his right foot, is listed as probable for their matchup with Detroit and he appears to be on track to hit the court when things...

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Brook Lopez practices slightly, still awaiting contact drills

Brook Lopez reacts after causing an offensive foul

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Brook Lopez got some work in during Saturday’s practice.

However, it wasn’t a whole lot and chances are that Lopez won’t be available for at least the Nets’ next three games. Lopez, working his way back from a ligament sprain at the top of his right foot, has already been ruled out for Sunday’s tilt with the Bucks at the Barclays Center.

“He just did a little light running, did some...

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Three Pointers: Swept up in a Thunder Storm

Deron Williams attempts a shot in front of

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Let’s be honest.

It looked like the Thunder were about to blow the Nets away in the third quarter, when they opened up that 15-point lead. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were having fun, bouncing all over the Barclays Center.

Durant tried to posterize Andray Blatche. Westbrook was acting like he was a cowboy in the Wild West, blowing off a pair of six-shooters and pretending to stick...

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Three Pointers: It's a two-team town now

Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets commits an

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The win was celebrated, yet downplayed.

For one night at least, the Nets could’ve said they owned the big bad city. They took down the Knicks, keeping their Manhattan neighbors from turning the Barclays Center into Madison Square Garden East.

But after securing a 96-89 win, there was no pounding of the chests. Not a single gotcha moment from anyone in the locker room. The Nets know what...

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Three Pointers: Lob City Takedown

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is fouled

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Lob City was grounded in the second half.

The Nets rebounded they way they had hoped Friday night at the Barclays Center, holding on for a win they badly wanted. They put the clamps on the Clippers defensively down the stretch of their 86-76 victory and made the necessary plays offensively, a combination that halted their two-game losing streak.

“It was really big for us,” said Brook...

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Three Pointers: Boston Breakthrough

Joe Johnson tries to drive past Paul Pierce

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Less than 90 minutes before they threw the ball in the air at the Barclays Center Thursday night, Avery Johnson was talking about needing a signature victory.

Johnson thought a win over the Celtics would do wonders for the Nets’ psyche, providing them with an early-season breakthrough moment. They had beaten Boston only once in the previous seven tries and just twice in 20 meetings entering...

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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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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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Barclays Center announces transportation options for Saturday

Chopper 12 footage of Barclays Center commuter chaos

With the city's mass transit system still not fully operational, the Barclays Center has announced it's adding some extra transportation options for those looking to attend the Nets' opener against the Raptors Saturday.

Below are the full details:

Special Free Shuttle Buses: The Brooklyn Nets have leased a fleet of Best Trails and Travel buses to offer fans free round-trip transportation...

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