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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: Trevor Booker #35 of the Washington Wizards handles the ball against Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets at the Verizon Center on March 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. 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 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Rally Past Nets For 101-94 Win

John Wall scored 33 points, Drew Gooden got 11 of his 21 in the final quarter and the Wizards overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 101-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

03/15/2014

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets on the court during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at STAPLES Center on February 23, 2014. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Signs With Nets For Remainder Of Season

The NBA’s first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to sign him for the remainder of the season if they wanted to keep him.

03/15/2014

Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots over Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Embracing Scoring Diversity In Turnaround

The Nets have had 10 different players this season score over 20 points in a game, tied for the second-most in the league. 11 different Nets have earned game-high scoring honors.

03/13/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat shoots as times expires in the 3rd quarter during the game against the Brooklyn Nets at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on March 12 2014. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Get Heat Again, Win 96-95

Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter, Mirza Teletovic scored 17 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat Miami for the third time in as many tries this season, topping the Heat 96-95 on Wednesday night.

03/13/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Nets To Sign Jason Collins For Remainder Of Season

Jason Collins is staying in Brooklyn for the remainder of the season. According to a report, the Nets will sign the center on Saturday after his 10-day contract expires.

03/12/2014

Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets gets the crowd pumped up against the Toronto Raptors on March 10, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Here’s The Truth — Few Can Match Toughness Of Paul Pierce

Pierce, wearing protective tape on his shoulder, gutted through 30 minutes on Monday night and, when the game was on the line, he delivered the key stroke.

03/11/2014

Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets grabs a rebound against the Toronto Raptors on March 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Williams, Livingston Lead Nets Past Raptors 101-97

Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston each scored 18 points and an ailing Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-97 victory over the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

03/11/2014

Minnesota lawmaker Pat Garofalo is under fire for this tweet on March 9, 2014 about the NBA and its players. (Twitter/@PatGarofalo)

Minnesota Lawmaker Pat Garofalo Apologizes For NBA ‘Street Crime’ Tweet

State Rep. Pat Garofalo’s tweet about the NBA has prompted hundreds of responses, with many on social media calling it racist.

03/10/2014

INDIANAPOLIS - FEBRUARY 1: Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 1, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Paul Pierce Leaves Game Against Sacramento With Sore Right Shoulder

Paul Pierce left the Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night after suffering a sore right shoulder in the opening minutes and was ruled out for the rest of the game.

03/09/2014

Jeff Green #8 of the Boston Celtics drives against Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on October 15, 2013. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ 4-Game Win Streak Ends With 91-84 Loss To Celtics

Rajon Rondo scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics dominated the boards to beat Brooklyn 91-84 and stop the Nets’ four-game winning streak Friday night.

03/07/2014

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets and Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets box out for a rebound. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kevin Garnett To Miss 4th Straight Game When Nets Visit Celtics

Kevin Garnett will sit out a fourth straight game because of back spasms Friday when the Brooklyn Nets visit Boston, missing his last trip this season back to his old home.

03/06/2014

Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets dunks against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Barclays Center on March 5, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Good Riddance To Nets’ 3rd-Quarter Curse

No matter how well the Nets played in the first half, we crossed our fingers and bit our nails to the bone for the next 12 minutes. Not any more. Unless I just jinxed it.

03/06/2014

Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies passes against Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on March 5, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Over .500 For First Time After Beating Grizzlies

Joe Johnson scored 21 points, Marcus Thornton came off the bench for 20, and the Brooklyn Nets powered their way above .500 for the first time this season by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 103-94 on Wednesday night.

03/06/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

OFFICIAL: Nets Sign Jason Collins To Another 10-Day Contract

The Nets signed Collins to a second 10-day contract Wednesday, and he will be in uniform when they host the Memphis Grizzlies.

03/05/2014

Nets center Jason Collins speaks to reporters at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on March 3, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins On WFAN: ‘My Life Is Just So Much Better’

“I hope (my coming out) encourages other people to live an authentic life — an honest, authentic life — and not be afraid or ashamed to be who they really are in the public eye,” Collins told WFAN’s Marc Malusis.

03/04/2014

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