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TORONTO, ON - APRIL 19:  Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets plays against Terrence Ross #31 of the Toronto Rapters in Game One of the NBA Eastern Conference play-offs at the Air Canada Centre on April 19, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Williams, Johnson, Lead Nets In 94-87 Game 1 Win Over Raptors

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.

04/19/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - June 5: New Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Press Conference on June 5, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Uses Profanity About Brooklyn In Pregame Speech

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of Raptors fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday’s opening game of the NBA playoffs.

04/19/2014

Steve Kerr (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images), Mike Woodson (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Steve Kerr ‘Absolutely Expects’ Offer From Knicks; Woodson In Limbo

Mike Woodson was nowhere to be seen during Thursday’s exit interviews and reportedly has no plans to meet with Phil Jackson face-to-face if the Knicks are intent on firing him.

04/18/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: How Many Years Does Carmelo Anthony Have Left?

How good will Melo be in three years? If anyone has a crystal ball, this would be a great time to hand it over, because NY can’t afford another broken-down star.

04/18/2014

Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets shares a word with his team on April 5, 2014. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein’s Playoff Preview: Nets Will Get Past Raptors, But It Won’t Be Easy

For Brooklyn to advance to the second round for the first time since 2007 (when, ironically, the sixth-seeded New Jersey Nets upset third-seeded Toronto), the following matters must be addressed.

04/18/2014

Carmelo Anthony in the locker room before the New York Knicks' loss to the Miami Heat on April 6, 2014 at American Airlines Arena. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ Anthony On Free Agency: Winning, Not Money, Is Top Priority

Carmelo Anthony said he wants to stay in New York, and said he wants to win. It will be up to Phil Jackson to convince him that he can do both.

04/18/2014

A fan wearing a LeBron James jersey celebrates after the Miami Heat won the NBA title against the San Antonio Spurs on June 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

LeBron James Tops List Of Jersey Sales In NBA; Carmelo Comes In At No. 6

Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City is No. 2 on the list, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and New York’s Carmelo Anthony.

04/17/2014

Mike Woodson (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Last Call For Mike Woodson — Time For Knicks To Move On

Despite his plea after the Knicks’ final game of the season on Wednesday night against Toronto, the clock has reached zero on the time left in Mike Woodson’s coaching career for the Knicks.

04/17/2014

SEATTLE - MAY 7: Brian Williams #8 of the Denver Nuggets dunks against the Seattle SuperSonics during Game Five of the 1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals at Key Arena on May 7, 1994 in Seattle, Washington.

Counting Down: Top 5 NBA Playoffs Moments

With the NBA playoffs starting, we look back on the top moments in NBA playoff history.

04/17/2014

The Brooklyn Knight leads the Nets against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Playoff Schedule: Dates, Times, TV Info For Opening Series Against Raptors

The NBA’s playoff seeds are set, and to the relief of many, the Brooklyn Nets won’t be facing Chicago in the first round.

04/17/2014

Mike Woodson (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Knicks Coach Mike Woodson Says He’s ‘The Only Guy For This Job’

Woodson won’t lobby to keep his job with New York. He believes he’s already proven he deserves it. And he’s hoping to get an answer soon from new president Phil Jackson.

04/17/2014

Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for the shot against Spencer Hawes #32 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Quicken Loans Arena on April 16, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Close Regular Season With 114-85 Loss To Cavaliers

Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat his starters for the playoffs and the Nets closed the regular season with a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

04/17/2014

Amir Johnson #15 of the Toronto Raptors goes up for a shot while defended by Cole Aldrich #45 and Jeremy Tyler #4 of the New York Knicks in the first half during an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden on April. 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Knicks Beat Raptors, Who Get No. 3 Seed Anyway

The New York Knicks finished their disappointing season with a 95-92 victory Wednesday night over the Toronto Raptors, who blew a 21-point lead but earned the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

04/17/2014

Lamar Odom (credit: Getty Images)

Knicks Sign Lamar Odom Before Season Finale

The move was made with an eye on next season and reportedly includes a team option for 2014-15.

04/16/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony’s Season Ends With Torn Shoulder; Is He As Good As Gone?

Melo will miss the final two games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his first playoff-less season and potentially his Knicks career.

04/16/2014

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