Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov arrived at his team’s home opener Friday night in Brooklyn armed with a new catch-phrase: “Aiming for Amazing.” It’s unclear whether the Russian billionaire was aware “Amazing” is already associated in these parts with a certain baseball team in Queens that hasn’t been so amazing in recent years. Nonetheless, you get the idea Prokhorov expects big things from a team that is costing him a bundle in salaries. On paper, the Nets have a roster that gives Prokhorov reason to expect to be amazed. The Nets began their home opener against the Heat at Barclays Center by trotting out a starting five that sounded like an All-Star team: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez. It wasn’t a Big Three. It was a Big Five. And it was a banner night. The Nets held on for a 101-100 victory, ending a 13-game losing streak to the Heat. Allen Iverson, Geno Smith and Magic Johnson were among those at Barclays Center, along with various hip-ho...
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