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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

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Teletovic, Nets Upend Magic 97-88

Mirza Teletovic scored a team-high 20 points and Joe Johnson and Mason Plumlee each added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 97-88 Sunday night.

04/14/2014

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Nets Snap Skid Vs. Rockets, Grab Playoff Spot With 105-96 Win

The Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Houston Rockets for the first time in eight years, getting 32 points from Joe Johnson in a 105-96 victory on Tuesday night.

04/02/2014

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks handles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce on March 23, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Small Nets Shock Mavericks With Big Comeback

That’s right. Jason Kidd, on his 41st birthday, outwitted the Dallas’ Rick Carlisle, a championship coach, with the game on the line.

03/24/2014

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson, Nets Edge Mavericks 107-104 In OT

Joe Johnson scored 22 points, including the tying layup in regulation and the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime to lead the Brooklyn Nets past the Mavericks 107-104 Sunday night in Jason Kidd’s return to Dallas as a coach.

03/23/2014

The Nets' Shaun Livingston, right, drives against Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics during a game at the Barclays Center on March 21, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Trounce Celtics, Run Home Winning Streak To 11

Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics 114-98 Friday night.

03/21/2014

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

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thornton, Johnson Lead Nets Past Kings, 104-89

Marcus Thornton scored 15 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter against his old team and Joe Johnson added 18 points, helping the Brooklyn Nets in a 104-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

03/10/2014

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

Paul Pierce drives to the basket against the Denver Nuggets (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pierce Scores 18, Nets Rebound In Rout Of Nuggets

The Nets didn’t take long to put their worst loss in more than 10 years behind them. “We looked fresh after the back-to-back,” Nets coach Jason Kidd said.

02/28/2014

Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Enes Kanter #0 of the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena on February 19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson, Blatche Lead Nets Over Jazz 105-99

Joe Johnson scored 27 points, Andre Blatche had 25 and Brooklyn beat the Utah Jazz 105-99 Wednesday night for the Nets’ first win in Utah since 2008.

02/20/2014

Kevin Garnett, right, celebrates with teammate Shaun Livingston during the first half of the Nets’ game against the Miami Heat at the Barclays Center on Jan. 10, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Team Effort Generates Wins, Not All Star Selections

Since Kidd adjusted his lineup in the New Year by moving Garnett, Pierce, and Johnson up one position number, the Nets’ offense has been much more free-flowing and less dependent on any particular player’s output.

01/25/2014

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks during a game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 20, 2014.  Copyright 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson Scores 25 As Nets Win 103-80, Send Knicks To Fourth Straight Defeat

Joe Johnson scored 25 points, as the Brooklyn Nets sent the Knicks to a fourth straight loss with a 103-80 victory Monday, evening this season’s New York rivalry at a game apiece.

01/20/2014

Brooklyn’s Andray Blatche, second from left, goes strong to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks on Jan. 16, 2014, in London. The Nets won big, 127-110. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Surging Nets Make Most Of Trip Overseas, Blast Hawks In London

Joe Johnson scored 29 points and Andray Blatche added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in the fourth regular-season NBA game to be played in the British capital.

01/17/2014

Nets guard Shaun Livingston (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Led By Livingston, Nets Proving Small Ball Is A Misnomer

At six-foot seven and with a lengthy wingspan, Livingston’s size wrecked havoc on Miami on both ends. Livingston played 51 of the 58 minutes and filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal and 3 blocked shots.

01/11/2014

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