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Nets edge Raptors to advance in playoffs

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) reacts with teammate Andray Blatche, right, after defeating the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Toronto, Sunday, May 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

The Brooklyn Nets survived a frantic final push by Toronto on Sunday, edging the Raptors 104-103 to reach the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player

This June 8, 2013 file photo shows NBA veteran Jason Collins, left, marching in Boston's gay pride parade alongside U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a college roommate, second right, and Kennedy's wife Lauren Anne Birchfield, center, in Boston. Collins became the NBA's first active openly gay player Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. AP

Jason Collins took another trailblazing step as the first openly gay man in a major US pro sports league Sunday when he took the court for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Nets may make Collins first openly gay player

Jason Collins. AP

Jason Collins, who revealed his homosexuality last April, could become the first openly gay player in the NBA by signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN reported Thursday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | 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 »

NBA: Nets’ Pierce fined $15,000

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Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce was handed a $15,000 fine by the NBA on Tuesday, a day after he was thrown out of the Nets’ blowout loss to Indiana.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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