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Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks against the Miami Heat during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 10, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Make It A Series, Rain 3s Down On Heat In Game 3

Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Andray Blatche had career playoff highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets handed the Miami Heat their first loss this postseason, 104-90 on Saturday night in Game 3.

05/10/2014

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets sits dejected on the bench during the fourth quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Nets’ Big Names Coming Up Small Against Heat In Playoffs

Deron Williams couldn’t score in the last game. Kevin Garnett has barely scored at all. And the Miami Heat keep proving that when it comes to constructing a super team, still nobody has done it better.

05/10/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets looks on against the Miami Heat during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 8, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Stars Come Up Small; Inch Closer To Being Blown Up By Owner

Tick, tick. Somewhere in Russia, Mikhail Prokhorov is sitting in some chamber in his mansion ready to dismantle his expensive American toy.

05/09/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat shoots against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2014 in Miami. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Know Nets Will Make Adjustments For Game 2

Miami knows Brooklyn will be tweaking something — maybe lots of somethings — before the teams meet Thursday night in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, with the Heat holding a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.

05/08/2014

Ray Allen of the Miami Heat battles Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets for the ball during their game at the Barclays Center on January 10, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 4 Reasons Why Nets Have A Shot To Beat The Heat

After taking some time to get my heart rate back to where it should be, I’m ready to dig into how the Nets can unseat the two-time defending champions.

05/05/2014

Deron Williams chases after an errant pass in the final seconds of Game 5. The Raptors defeated the Nets 115-113 to take a 3-2 series lead. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Passive D-Will Has Nets On Brink Of Elimination

The general lack of aggression. The poor decision-making. The failure to produce in the clutch. Not exactly what the Nets bargained for, huh?

05/01/2014

Greivis Vasquez of the Toronto Raptors rises for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Desperation Trumps Experience As Nets Fall Flat In Game 4

If Brooklyn fails in this series against the Raptors, this nearly $200-million (including luxury taxes) team will go down as one of the most over-hyped compilations in NBA history.

04/28/2014

The Nets’ Kevin Garnett, right, celebrates with teammate Paul Pierce in the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors during Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals playoff series at the Barclays Center on April 25, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Déjà Vu In Brooklyn As Nets Hold On To Take 2-1 Series Lead

The Nets held a 15-point lead with five minutes left in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal versus Toronto on Friday night.

04/26/2014

The Nets’ Kevin Garnett, right, celebrates with teammate Paul Pierce in the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors during Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals playoff series at the Barclays Center on April 25, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Nets Falter In 4th Before Righting Ship In Time To Take Game 3

Joe Johnson scored 29 points, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett brought a charge to their first playoff game in Brooklyn, and the Nets held off the Toronto Raptors 102-98 on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.

04/25/2014

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

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