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Brooklyn roots, Canadian sounds for Raptors analyst Jack Armstrong

TORONTO -- Jack Armstrong grew up in Brooklyn, attended Nazareth High School there and still retains the unmistakable sound of his home borough in his raspy, former coach’s voice.

But Saturday, the Fordham alumnus and former Niagara coach played an important role in getting Canadians riled up about the officiating in Game 1 of the Raptors’ series against the Nets.

During the telecast...

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YES sees ratings boost for Jason Collins debut

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets and Pau

(Credit: Getty Images / Jeff Gross)

The YES Network saw a boost in its average Nets rating Sunday night for the debut of Jason Collins, averaging 1.3 percent of homes in the New York area and peaking at 1.8 percent late in the victory over the Lakers.

YES has been averaging around 0.8 ratings for the Nets. Sunday's game was the network's seventh-highest-rated this season to date.

The big media loser in the historic evening...

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