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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

Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for the shot against Spencer Hawes #32 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Quicken Loans Arena on April 16, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Close Regular Season With 114-85 Loss To Cavaliers

Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat his starters for the playoffs and the Nets closed the regular season with a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

04/17/2014

Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks puts up the shot against the Brooklyn Nets during a game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  (Photo by Reid B. Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

Melo Sits, But Knicks Pound Nets 109-98

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the New York Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 on Tuesday night to win the season series between city rivals.

04/15/2014

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 11: Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets takes a shot against the Atlanta Hwaks on April 11, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 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 Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hawks Beat Nets, Close In On Playoff Spot

Paul Millsap had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks moved to the verge of a playoff spot with a 93-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

04/11/2014

Arron Afflalo #4 of the Orlando Magic goes up for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets during the game on April 9, 2014 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Orlando Rallies Late, Beats Nets 115-111

Arron Afflalo scored 25 points, E’Twaun Moore added 17 and the Orlando Magic held off a late rally to beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-111 on Wednesday night.

04/10/2014

Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets drives on Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat during a game  at AmericanAirlines Arena on April 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. 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:  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nets Finish Off Sweep Of Heat, Win 88-87

The Brooklyn Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night.

04/09/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 5: Kevin Garnett #2 and Alan Anderson #6 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrate during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on April 5, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Garnett Solid, Lifts Brooklyn Past 76ers 105-101

Kevin Garnett scored 10 points in his first game in more than five weeks to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-101 Saturday night.

04/05/2014

Kyle Singler #25 of the Detroit Pistons shoots against the Brooklyn Nets on April 4, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Beat Pistons For 15th Straight Win At Home

Shaun Livingston scored 23 points, Mirza Teletovic made six 3-pointers and added 20, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 116-104 on Friday night to extend their home winning streak to 15 games.

04/04/2014

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during a game at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Rout Nets 110-81, Move Into 8th In East

J.R. Smith had 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Carmelo Anthony added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks beat the city rival Brooklyn Nets 110-81 Wednesday night to extend a late-season playoff push.

04/03/2014

BROOKLYN, NY - March 30: Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets takes a shot against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 30, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 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 Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pierce, Nets Win 13th Straight At Home, Top Wolves

Paul Pierce scored 22 points after another sensational start, and the Brooklyn Nets moved to the brink of a playoff spot by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 on Sunday for their franchise record-tying 13th straight home victory.

03/30/2014

BROOKLYN, NY - MARCH 28: Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Jarrett Jack #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center on March 28, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  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 Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Beat Cavs 108-97 For 12th Straight Win At Home

Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 22 points in a flawless first quarter, and the Brooklyn Nets quickly pulled away in the second on the way to their 12th straight home victory, 108-97 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.

03/28/2014

Josh McRoberts #11 of the Charlotte Bobcats tries to take the ball from Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets during the game at the Time Warner Cable Arena on March 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bobcats Power Past Nets In OT, 116-111

The Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Brooklyn Nets 116-111 in overtime Wednesday night for their 10th victory at home in the last 12 games.

03/27/2014

Austin Rivers #25 of the New Orleans Pelicans goes up for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets during an NBA game on March 24, 2014 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Fall Short To New Orleans Pelicans In OT

Tyreke Evans scored a season-high 33 points and the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans ralled from 22 down in the third quarter, beating the Brooklyn Nets 109-104 in overtime Monday night.

03/25/2014

Al Jefferson #25 of the Charlotte Bobcats controls the ball against Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on March 19, 2014. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Win 10th Straight At Home, Top Bobcats 104-99

Deron Williams scored 23 points, Joe Johnson added 20 and the Brooklyn Nets overcame a late deficit to win their 10th straight at home, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 104-99 Wednesday night.

03/20/2014

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

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