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NBA: Nets get Heat again, win 96-95

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Miami. Pierce scored 29 points in the game as the Nets defeated the Heat 96-95. AP

Something about facing the Miami Heat still brings out the best in Paul Pierce.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Nets beat Heat in 2OT for 5th straight win

Brooklyn Nets’ Alan Anderson defends against Miami Heat’s LeBron James during the first half of their regular season game on Friday, January 10, 2014, in New York. Both teams wore nicknames on their jerseys. AP

Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after LeBron James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA: Nets’ Pierce fined $15,000

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) reacts during the second half of the Nets 102-93 victory over in the Los Angeles Clippers in their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in New York. AP FILE PHOTO

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 »

Nets drop Heat to 1-2

Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson scored 19 points each as the Brooklyn Nets ended years of futility against the Miami Heat and sent the NBA champions to their first losing streak in 10 months with a 101-100 victory Friday

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,NBA | 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

AFP FILE PHOTOS

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 »

Pierce helps Celtics top slumping 76ers 109-101

Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young (21) celebrates with Jrue Holiday (11) after he scored against the Boston Celtics in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

Paul Pierce had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Avery Bradley scored 22 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 109-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Posted: March 6th, 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 »

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