NBA Playoffs

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts up Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs  at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2014 in Miami, Florida.   (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nets Trounced By Miami Heat 107-86 In Game 1

LeBron James scored 22 points, Ray Allen added 19 and the Heat stayed perfect in this postseason by beating the Nets 107-86 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series.

05/07/2014

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets plays against Jonad Valanciunas of the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals in Toronto on May 4, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Nets Survive To See Another Round

Paul Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry’s shot from the lane on the final play of the game, and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Toronto Raptors 104-103 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

05/04/2014

Mirza Teletovic #33 of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for the shot against the Toronto Raptors during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Barclays Center on May 2, 2014 .(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Beat Raptors 97-83 To Force Game 7

Deron Williams scored 23 points, shaking off a second-half injury, and the Brooklyn Nets forced a seventh game in their first-round series by beating the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on Friday night.

05/02/2014

Paul Pierce (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Paul Pierce: We’ll See The Raptors On Sunday In Game 7

“We’re just focused on tomorrow’s game,” Kidd said on Thursday. Lose it, and the Nets can forget about a shot at the NBA champions. The Raptors would be the ones moving on to face Miami.

05/02/2014

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Nets Fans Upset With Official Twitter Account After Team Reporter Calls Them Out

Not only were fans upset and defensive. Nets assistant general manager Bobby Marks chimed in to support his organization’s fan base.

05/01/2014

Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets battles against Terrence Ross #31 of the Toronto Raptors in Game Five of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Air Canada Centre on April 30, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Raptors Blow 26-Point Lead, But Nets Lose Anyway

The Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-113 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.

05/01/2014

The Raptors’ Terrence Ross, left, shoots against the Nets’ Deron Williams during Game 4 of the teams’ playoff series at Barclays Center on April 27, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Veteran Nets Mindful Of Resilient Raptors Heading Into Pivotal Game 5

Playoff experience, once an area of prime concern for the Raptors, is starting to look passé after the latest in a string of superior fourth quarters by Toronto’s postseason greenhorns.

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

Andrei Kirilenko #47 of the Brooklyn Nets stands on the court during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Nets Are In The Playoffs, So Can We Please Stop Talking Knicks?

Is it the destination? Is it the dysfunction? Is it the soap-operatic noise that comes from 7th Avenue? Even when the Knicks are horrible — which is pretty pro forma for them — they bogart the bold ink.

04/25/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams gets set to take a free throw against the Toronto Raptors during Game 2 of their first-round playoff series at the Air Canada Centre on April 22, 2014. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Nets Eager To See How Barclays Crowd Reacts To Raptors GM’s Taunt

If Dwane Casey has any concerns coming to Brooklyn, they aren’t about his players.

04/24/2014

Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets defends against DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors in Game Two of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Air Canada Centre on April 22, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Miss Opportunity To Take Control Of Series

Elite teams find a way to overcome the egregious officiating. The fact remains that the Nets had a solid chance to do it on Tuesday night, but they couldn’t put the Raptors away.

04/23/2014

DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors shoots against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on April 22, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

DeRozan Scores 30 As Raptors Even Series Vs. Nets

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight playoff double-double and the Raptors beat the Nets 100-95.

04/23/2014

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)

F-Bomb Costs Raptors GM Masai Ujiri $25K; Rob Ford Up For Brooklyn Bet

The NBA has fined Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri $25,000 for using profanity in a public place.

04/21/2014

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. (Credit CBS 2)

Eric Adams Sticks Up For Brooklyn After Raptors GM Drops F-Bomb

That’s the message Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is sending in response to the profanity that Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri heaved in the direction of New York City’s most populous bureau.

04/20/2014

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