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

Rivers, Pierce praise Nets' makeover

Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce (34) drives against Brooklyn

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Doc Rivers knows a thing or two about pro basketball in this city, given his two-year stint with the Knicks during the 1990s.

Even he could never imagine in his wildest dreams that the Nets would not only move into the city, but become this chic team that's garnering lots of attention.

"No, I didn’t," the Celtics coach said before tonight's game when I asked him what he thought...

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MarShon a game time decision tonight

MarShon Brooks shoots at the line during a

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MarShon Brooks might make his preseason debut tonight.

The second-year shooting guard hasn’t played in the Nets’ first three preseason games as he dealt with some tendinitis in his right foot. But Brooks will be a game-time decision when the Nets meet the Celtics in their nationally-televised preseason matchup at the Barclays Center. 

“We are going to put him through the full shootaround...

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Avery: Win over Celtics shows Nets' new spirit

BOSTON – So what if Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo didn't exactly appear to be giving it their all, knowing the Nets were going to be playing this one without their starting five.

Tuesday night's 97-96 preseason victory over the Celtics at TD Garden in come-from-behind fashion still left an impression on Avery Johnson. The Nets outscored the Celtics' reserves 23-13 in the final...

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Avery not pleased with Nets 'D'

Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford (15) goes up

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The Nets' defense remains a work in progress.

Defense was certainly an issue, particularly on the interior in the first half of Monday's 98-88 win at the Barclays Center. The Wizards essentially had their way in the paint, grabbing offensive rebounds and creating some havoc.

The Nets yielded four offensive boards to Washington in the first half and things weren't great out on the perimeter,...

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Deron Williams blasts A.J. Price

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets is guarded

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So what exactly happened between Deron Williams and A.J. Price?

The Nets’ All-Star point guard said their brief squabble late in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s 98-88 victory over the Wizards in their preseason home opener at the Barclays Center stemmed from the Long Island native running his mouth.

“He started talking for no reason,” Williams said.

Williams was dribbling...

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Nets extremely eager to hit someone else

Nets head coach, Avery Johnson talks to players

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At long last, Avery Johnson will finally get the chance to see his Brooklyn Nets in action against someone else.

The Nets bused to Atlantic City following Friday's practice at the PNY Center, motoring down the shore to play their first preseason game. They're the only team that hasn't played a game yet and that has them champing at the bit to hit the court against...

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MarShon Brooks possibly out 7-10 days

Brooklyn - October 1, 2012: MarShon Brooks during

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- MarShon Brooks isn't the least bit worried about the tendinitis in his right foot.

The shooting guard sat out of Thursday's practice and was sporting a walking boot after feeling some pain near the end of Wednesday's session. The Nets are being precautionary and want to do whatever they can to prevent the injury from lingering.

"It's not something I couldn't...

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Tyshawn Taylor finally practices in full

Brooklyn - October 1, 2012: Tyshawn taylor during

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tyshawn Taylor is starting to feel like he's an actual part of the team again.

The rookie guard was finally able to go through contact drills in Thursday's practice, marking the first time he's done that since training camp began Oct. 2. Taylor has been limited after straining his quad during informal workouts with his teammates last month.

"It was good...

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D-Will done talking about Cuban, Mavs

Deron Williams talks to his teammates during practice

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Don't expect  Deron Williams to utter the words "Mark Cuban" or "Mavericks" any time soon.

The Nets All-Star point guard said after practice Wednesday that he's no longer discussing anything regarding Cuban or the Mavs. Williams isn't about to get into a back-and-forth with the Mavs owner after Cuban's latest retort.

"Don't even...

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Deron: Cuban's absence helped spur decision to stay

Deron Williams talks to his teammates during practice

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams had a few questions for Mark Cuban during free agency, ones that only the Mavericks' owner could truly answer.

But Cuban was in Los Angeles shooting his ABC show "Shark Tank," leaving it up to Mavs coach Rick Carlisle, president of basketball operations of Donnie Nelson and consultant Michael Finley.

Asked after practice Monday at the...

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