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

Kirilenko: Nets motivated to prove doubters wrong

Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko looks on against the

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Paul Pierce is gone to the Wizards, meaning the Nets lost the guy who swatted Kyle Lowry’s potential game-winning floater, preserving their scintillating Game 7 series-clinching victory over the Raptors in the first round.

Kevin Garnett, who turned 38 in May, will be coming off his worst statistical season since his rookie year in Minnesota.

They’re counting heavily on the production...

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Deron set for ankle surgery Tuesday

Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams grimaces after going down

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Deron Williams’ offseason is going to begin with surgery.

Williams will have procedures done on both ankles by team specialist Dr. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday, the Nets announced Thursday. Williams visited with him earlier this week after having MRIs on his troublesome ankles last Friday -- two days following the Nets’ season-ending defeat to the Heat in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal...

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NBA playoffs let Nets know to stay focused

Deron Williams of the Nets plays against Terrence

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The Nets' players and coaches like watching playoff basketball as much as the next hoops fan, so they are well aware of the first-round nuttiness going on around the NBA, including a number of impressive victories for road teams beyond their own in Game 1 in Toronto.

So they are well aware that the Raptors are capable of splitting in Brooklyn this weekend and regaining...

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Nets expecting Heat's best shot

Paul Pierce of the Nets defends against LeBron

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MIAMI — They’re expecting more than a few early haymakers.

When the Nets take on the Heat Wednesday night in a nationally-televised matchup, they’re pretty sure they’re going to get Miami’s best effort. Remember, the Nets have already beat the Heat twice this season, upending them in their Nov. 1 home opener in Brooklyn and getting past them again on Super Bowl weekend in January.

With...

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'Dray day

Andray Blatche puts up a shot during a

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Andray Blatche is sure softening the blow of losing Brook Lopez for the season.

In the eight games since returning from a four-game absence for personal reasons, Blatche is averaging 12.9 points and  4.9 rebounds in 19.9 minutes. He’s as self-assured as ever, and it’s written all over his face as he motors downcourt with both arms spread back following a made bucket.

That monstrous,...

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Notes from London: Deron, Kirilenko and NBA in Europe

Andrei Kirilenko shoots a free throw against the

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LONDON -- Some news notes and quotes from Nets practice at Imperial College on Tuesday:

-- Jason Kidd said Deron Williams, who didn’t make the trip, is “going through his rehab and we’ll see where he’s at when he gets back.” Kidd wouldn’t commit to Williams playing against the Knicks on Monday, saying he’ll take it “day-by-day.” Asked if Williams is frustrated, Kidd said: “He wants to be with...

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No Deron Williams in London for Nets

Nets guard Deron Williams controls the ball against

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No need for Deron Williams to dust off his passport.

The Nets announced Sunday that Williams didn’t travel with the team overseas for its matchup with the Hawks at the O2 Arena Thursday, meaning he’ll miss his fifth straight game.

Williams had platelet-rich plasma therapy on both ankles and also received cortisone shots in each ankle last week, all with hopes of getting them healthy...

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More ankle injections, PRP treatment for Deron Williams

Deron Williams looks on before a game against

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Looks like the Nets won't have Deron Williams available for at least a few days.

The team on Tuesday announced that Williams received cortisone injections and had platelet-rich plasma treatment on both of his troublesome ankles, ruling him out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors. Williams, who was diagnosed with a sprained left ankle following Monday's MRI, is in a walking boot and is...

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Deron Williams re-injures ankle, leaves game vs. Bobcats

Deron Williams is helped by Andray Blatche after

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Nets welcomed another member of their walking wounded back last night.

Well, for nearly two whole quarters at least.

After sitting out the past two games with a sprained left ankle, Deron Williams returned to the mix against the Bobcats, only to leave late in the first half when he re-injured himself, forcing him to sit out the second half with another left ankle...

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Injury bug bites Nets hard

Nets forward Paul Pierce, center, drives between Sacramento

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LOS ANGELES -- Paul Pierce's on court reunion with Doc Rivers is going to have to wait.

The Nets announced Saturday that Pierce is going to sit out the final game of the team's three-game West Coast swing due to a sore left groin, meaning he won't be able to suit up against his old coach Doc Rivers when the Nets take on the Clippers at Staples Center. But Pierce won't be the lone starter sidelined....

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