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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

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

Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: How Sweet It Is — Nets Finally Find Way To Beat Bulls

OK, so it wasn’t their Mount Everest — that would equate to the NBA title this nearly $200 million roster was expected to compete for before a 10-21 start put a damper on things — but I’ll take baby steps.

03/04/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams, left, and head coach Jason Kidd discuss the disaster that was Brooklyn's 44-point loss in Portland on Feb. 26, 2014.  (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Don’t Believe In Kidd’s System, Or At Least They Play Like They Don’t

All NBA teams have off nights, but few are as feckless as the Nets were Wednesday night in Portland during their 120-84 shellacking.

02/27/2014

D.J. Augustin of the Chicago Bulls looks to pass while guarded by Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets on February 13, 2014. (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 3 Conundrums Nets Need To Solve In Season’s 2nd Half

One night’s hero is often a non-factor the next game, which has some praising the Nets for their remarkable depth. Others prefer to blast them for their inconsistency.

02/17/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams and head coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Award Will Mask Nets’ Shortcomings At Head Coach

To all those who have already touted Jason Kidd for Eastern Conference Coach of the Month of January for piloting the Nets to 10 wins in their first 12 games in 2014, know this: He was clearly the second-best coach on the sidelines Monday night.

01/28/2014

Kevin Garnett against the Boston Celtics during his return to TD Garden (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Garnett Proves Net Gains In Return To Boston

It’ll be months before we definitively know whether last year’s trade was worth general manager Billy King’s ransom, but Sunday night’s game showed why he went to such lengths.

01/27/2014

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets waits to shoot a foul shot against the Chicago Bulls in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2013 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. 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 Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Blatche Scores 17, Nets Top Celtics 85-79

Andray Blatche scored 17 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 85-79 on Sunday night as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett returned to their former home court for the first time since being traded last July.

01/27/2014

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 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Nets Head Coach Jason Kidd Praises Joe Johnson On Visit With ‘Joe And Evan’

The Nets have been hit by major injuries throughout the season. Head coach Jason Kidd has noticed guard Joe Johnson stepping up his game.

01/20/2014

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Prokhorov Will Have To Settle For Global Games Title

In a season of unpredictable twists and turns, the Nets happen to be one of the hottest teams in the league right now after winning their sixth in seven games. But let’s be real — they’re not championship caliber.

01/17/2014

Kevin Garnett and Shaun Livingston of the Brooklyn Nets arrive for the team photo as part of the 2014 Global Games at Trafalgar Square on January 14, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

London Balling! Nets Set To Take On Hawks Across The Pond

The Nets are visiting London after fatigue may have played a part in their latest performance. “It is tough to travel, especially when you travel more than four hours,” forward Andrei Kirilenko said.

01/16/2014

Paul Pierce of the Nets drives against Rashard Lewis of the Miami Heat during their game at the Barclays Center on Jan. 10, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Nets’ Turnaround In Full Swing Following Double-OT Win Over Heat

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.

01/10/2014

Jason Kidd (right) and Deron Williams (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Hoping ‘Small Ball’ Will Cure Their Ailing Season

Whether it was a stroke of genius or dumb luck, Nets coach Jason Kidd concocted a new look for his team as it entered the New Year, pairing his two point guards.

01/05/2014

Kevin Garnett (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Garnett Frustrated, Doesn’t Know Where He Fits In Nets’ Offense

“Honestly, I have no rhythm,” Garnett said. “I’m trying to establish some confidence and figure this whole ‘where I fit into the offense’ thing. Right now I’m just not even a priority.”

01/02/2014

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