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

Joe Johnson feels better, still unsure about Game 3

Joe Johnson looks on during a game against

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CHICAGO -- Wearing an all-gray sweatsuit while the rest of his teammates were sporting shorts and jerseys, Joe Johnson sat on the scorer’s table inside a quiet United Center fielding queries about his foot.

Although he said the plantar fasciitis that he’s developed in his right foot feels better, Johnson was non-committal regarding his status for Game 3 against the Bulls on Thursday night....

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Joe Johnson has plantar fasciitis

Joe Johnson tries to fight through the defense

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Looks like the Bulls won’t be the only team in this series who have a star player dealing with plantar fasciitis.

Joe Johnson has apparently developed the same thing in his left foot that’s hobbled Joakim Noah in the first two games of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, and the Nets are listing their starting shooting guard as a game-time decision for Thursday’s...

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P.J.: We have to match Bulls' increased intensity

Deron Williams drives the baseline against the Chicago

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- P.J. Carlesimo knows the Nets rode an emotional wave in Saturday's series opener, something that can't easily expect to rely on again come Monday.

The Bulls are probably going to come out with a renewed sense of purpose and the Nets interim coach understands that it's imperative for his team to match Chicago's intensity, when the two square off at the Barclays Center...

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Nets preparing for Bulls' counterpunch

Nets' CJ Watson is fouled while shooting a

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They delivered the first blow Friday night, pounding the Bulls in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, but the Nets weren't about to pat themselves on the back Sunday.

In their minds, not only did they simply do what they were supposed to do, given they have homecourt advantage. But they're awaiting Chicago's expected bounce back in Monday's Game...

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Bulls' Joakim Noah could miss series opener

Joakim Noah's status is uncertain for the first

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Joakim Noah is hurting and there’s a possibility the Bulls may be without their starting center for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Nets.

Noah is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, raising concern about his availability for the opener. He said there’s a tear in his foot, meaning he might be limited or could be forced to sit out the series altogether.

"It’s...

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Three things to like/not like about Nets

C.J. Watson congratulates Keith Bogans #10 on his

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Three things to like about this team heading into their playoff series with the Bulls:   1. Deron Williams’ play: Few have been hotter than Williams since the All-Star break. He’s rejuvenated after undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy, getting cortisone injections in both ankles to calm the inflammation and participating in a juice cleanse program that’s helped him shed 20 pounds.

2....

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Nets-Bulls key matchups

Nets forward Reggie Evans questions his first technical

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Brook Lopez vs. Joakim Noah: The Nets’ All-Star center has trouble with physical, long defenders and Noah is like a pesky gnat at a picnic. Offensively, Lopez gets the nod here, but he’s going to have to keep Noah off the glass on both ends of the floor. Reggie Evans vs. Carlos Boozer: Boozer gave the Nets fits in the three regular season matchups he played in against them, combining for 62 points...

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Jay Z: 'My job as an owner is over'

Jay-Z performs at the "Made In America" music

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Jay Z is making it official.

The hip hop icon, who owns 1/15th of 1 percent of the Nets, acknowledged he's selling his stake in the team to pursue his venture to become a full-fledged sports agent with his start up agency, Roc Nation Sports.

Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, wants to start accumulating NBA clients and league rules prohibit someone from representing players and...

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P.J.: Humphries' success critical to Nets' postseason hopes

Kris Humphries reacts after hitting a basket during

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It’s been quite a ride for Kris Humphries these last few months.

After inking that two-year, $24-million pact in the offseason, he began the season as a starter. Then, Avery Johnson benched him in one of his final rotational decisions before Mikhail Prokhorov fired him two days after Christmas.

P.J. Carlesimo gave him another look, only to elect in early March to drop him from the rotation...

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Nets set for playoff intensity in Indy

Interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo of the Brooklyn

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INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Nets square off against the Pacers Friday night, P.J. Carlesimo is expecting a tense atmosphere that should rival what they’ll see in a little over a week.

“They still have a chance to catch New York,” the interim coach said prior to the Nets shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “So yeah, I think it will be very much like a playoff game.”

With the Nets’ crosstown...

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