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Source: Nets acquire Kings' Thornton

Sacramento Kings' Marcus Thornton plays against the Minnesota

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SALT LAKE CITY – Mikhail Prokhorov’s checkbook remains open.

The Nets finalized a deal Wednesday to acquire Kings guard Marcus Thornton for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry, according to a league source. Thornton will look give the Nets some more potential scoring punch off the bench, and by swapping two players for one, the Nets also opened up a roster spot.

Thornton, 26, is owed $8.7 million...

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Nets hope to turn pressure around on Bulls

CHICAGO -- They’re back at the scene of that epic collapse, ready to truly put brutal triple-overtime loss here five days ago on the backburner.

But if the Nets are going to keep their season from coming to an abrupt end, they’ll have to find a way to get a victory at the United Center -- something they’ve failed to do four previous times this season -- when they meet the Bulls in Game 6 of...

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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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Reggie Evans knows he's become too easy to scout

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, right, blocks a

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Reggie Evans was first introduced to the media following his sign-and-trade with the Clippers, he left no bones about his intentions on the offensive end.

“I ain’t trying to score,” he said in July.

But now, Evans is understanding that line of thought may have to change, particularly with him in the starting lineup. Although he viewed things in a different...

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Gerald Wallace fined for flopping

Miami Heat guard Norris Cole goes up for

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The NBA has hit Gerald Wallace in the pocket book once again.

Less than a week after slapping the Nets swingman with a $35,000 fine for escalating the altercation between the Celtics' Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries, the league slapped Wallace with a $5,000 fine for his second flopping violation. The play occurred in the Nets' loss to the Heat in Miami Saturday night.

The Nets are the...

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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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Reggie Evans out versus Thunder

Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger loses control of the

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There was never much of a chance that Brook Lopez was going to play Tuesday, but the Nets’ frontline depth took hit with Reggie Evans out with flu-like symptoms.

Evans is one of the Nets’ most valuable pieces, coming off the bench and setting a tone defensively as well as on the glass. So not having him is going to make things all that more difficult against a high-scoring and talented Thunder...

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Three Pointers: No More Beantown Bullying

Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo of the Boston

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- They were wearing their black road uniforms, not ripped jeans and crusty old white T-shirts that Steve Lombardi sported during his latter days in the WWF.

But the Nets still played the role of the Brooklyn Brawler in Wednesday night’s 95-83 win over the Celtics at TD Garden, refusing to back down when Rajon Rondo went hard at Kris Humphries at the end of the first half. That...

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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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Reggie Evans first NBA player to receive flopping fine

Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans dives for a

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Nets forward Reggie Evans was fined $5,000 on Wednesday for flopping against the Lakers and Ron Artest the night before.

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