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Nets beat Raptors, 97-83, to force game 7

Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett, left, knocks the ball away from Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan (10) during the first half of Game 6 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, May 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Deron Williams had the Brooklyn Nets speeding toward a Game 7 when suddenly everything stopped. He had just crashed to the court with what looked like yet another ankle injury. Kevin Garnett waved for help, and Williams slowly began limping back toward the bench. Then he decided to stay in.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Nets hold off Raptors to take 2-1 lead

Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett, right, and Joe Johnson celebrate during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors on Friday, April 25, 2014, in New York. AP

Joe Johnson scored 29 points, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett brought a charge to their first playoff game in Brooklyn, and the Nets held off the Toronto Raptors 102-98 on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word

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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett, right, dunks against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of Game 2 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Toronto. AP

It’s the war of the words.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nets win on emotional Boston return for star duo

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, left, and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett (2) pat one another on the back and head following an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Boston. The Nets won 85-79. AP

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce received an “unbelievable” welcome from Celtics faithful in their return to Boston on Sunday – and departed with a win for their current NBA team Brooklyn.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Nets edge Celtics in first meeting since trade

Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, right, drives past Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in New York. AP

One of the greats to wear green, Paul Pierce found it strange playing for the other side.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

NBA may have Heat, Nets wear nicknames on jerseys

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One of the matchups between the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets this year may feature a slightly different lineup, with King James, The Truth and KG replacing the more familiar names of the players on the floor.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pierce, Garnett to Nets as blockbuster finished

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, right, chats with teammate Paul Pierce on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Boston, in this March 13, 2013 file photo. The Brooklyn Nets will acquire Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics in a deal that was still developing as the NBA draft ended, according to a person with knowledge of the details. The trade can't be completed until July 10, after next season's salary cap is set, so pieces were still being discussed early Friday June 28, 2013. AP

Feeling he was close to a deal for Paul Pierce, a thought crossed Billy King’s mind. ”I asked, ‘What about KG?”” the Nets general manager said.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

End of era as Celtics rebuild without Pierce

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, right, chats with teammate Paul Pierce on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Boston, in this March 13, 2013 file photo. The Brooklyn Nets will acquire Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics in a deal that was still developing as the NBA draft ended, according to a person with knowledge of the details. The trade can't be completed until July 10, after next season's salary cap is set, so pieces were still being discussed early Friday June 28, 2013. AP

Letting coach Doc Rivers go to the Los Angeles Clippers was the first sign, and getting rid of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett confirmed it — the Boston Celtics are rebuilding.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Garnett, Pierce on way out on night of NBA Draft

Paul Pierce (left) and Kevin Garnett. Elise Amendiola/AP Photo

The names that Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge didn’t mention said all anyone needed to know about how he views the team’s future.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA Playoff Capsules

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over Boston Celtics forwards Kevin Garnett (5) and Brandon Bass (30) during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Friday, May 3, 2013. Anthony had 21 points as the Knicks won 88-80, eliminating the Celtics from the playoffs. AP

Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and the New York Knicks held on after blowing most of a 26-point lead to beat the Boston Celtics 88-80 in Game 6 on Friday night and advance in the postseason for the first time since 2000.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

NBA Capsules

Indiana Pacers' David West (21) shoots over Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. The Pacers defeated the Heat 102-89. AP

David West scored 30 points and Paul George added 15 on Friday night, leading Indiana to a 102-89 victory over Miami.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA: Celtics beat Heat but lose Rondo for season

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) looks for an opening past Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry (4) during overtime of an NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The Celtics won 100-98 in double overtime. AP Photo/Steven Senne

Kevin Garnett scored 24 points to lead Boston over Miami 100-98 in two overtimes Sunday but the joy of ending a six-game losing skid was dimmed by the loss of Rajon Rondo for the season.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Korver has 27 as Hawks top Celtics 123-111 in 2 OT

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, right, shoots over Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Atlanta. AP

Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit in the first half to beat Boston 123-111 in double-overtime on Friday night, handing the Celtics their sixth straight loss.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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