Eastern Conference 1st Round: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors

  First game of the NBA playoffs tips off tomorrow at 12:30. Will this be the most exciting series? No. Will it have the most unpredictable outcome? Probably. This match-up features two teams swimming from two different ends of the totem pole. The Brooklyn Nets, who since the sale of the team to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov have done everything they can to change the...
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Toronto Sun Owns ‘Dinosaur’ Brooklyn Nets With Trash Talking Headline

The Toronto Sun owned the "dinosaur" Brooklyn Nets with a trash talking headline in favor of the Raptors. Welcome to the NBA Playoffs.
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NBA Playoffs Simulation - Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors

I am not sure anyone saw the Toronto Raptors being the 3 seed in the East prior to the season. DeMar DeRozan really elevated his game this season and alongside Kyle Lowry will be the reason the young Raptors can get by the veteran Nets. Brooklyn got off to a terrible start but figured things out, even after Brook Lopez was lost for the season.  Our simulation has the Nets winning...
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(3) Toronto Raptors vs (6) Brooklyn Nets Playoffs Preview

Step into your DeLorean for a moment and set it for the date April 2007. Once you get there you’ll find a playoff series eerily similar to the one that’ll open in Toronto Saturday at 12:30 PM. On one side is the Nets still led by Jason Kidd with a number of other experienced players including Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson. In the other corner you notice the Raptors who won...
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Previewing the NBA Playoffs: (3) Toronto Raptors vs. (6) Brooklyn Nets

The Toronto Raptors were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season, and were able to lock up the number three overall seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Their opponents in the first round, the Brooklyn Nets, started off the season in very disappointing fashion but were able to pick things up towards the end of the year and gave themselves a chance. This is going...
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Toronto Sun takes shot at Brooklyn Nets with newspaper cover

After a regular season that saw the Toronto Raptors win a franchise record 48 games during the regular season, the team now has their sights set on an NBA championship as the NBA playoffs begin this weekend. The Raptors secured the Eastern Conference’s third seed as Atlantic Division champs. Their first round matchup will be […]
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Predicting the 2014 NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

The NBA playoffs are here and with them arrives all of the fanfare that you can muster. The Western Conference is drawing most of the attention as plenty of observers are treating the results of the Eastern Conference as a foregone conclusion. The obvious name should emerge to head into the NBA Finals. But right now they are just another team fighting for the right to move on...
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How far can the Nets go in the playoffs?

The Brooklyn Nets turned heads when the calender struck January 1st and are starting to look like the team Mikhail Prokhorov bargained for. But one question still remains: is this team still a legitimate title contender? The Nets utilize an offense that few teams in the NBA can defend. A mix between small ball and long ball. A backcourt made up of two big point guards in Deron Williams...
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Jason Kidd, Nets deny tanking

The Brooklyn Nets dismissed rampant speculation that they tanked down the stretch in order to set up a first-round playoff matchup with the Toronto Raptors. The Nets, who maintain that they were trying to make sure their veterans got rest and the team stayed healthy, lost four of their final five games -- with three coming against teams that finished in the lottery. Brooklyn did...
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Brooklyn Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko Opening First Hooters Chain In Russia

Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko is bringing an American tradition back to his native Russia: wings served by scantily clad women. The 33-year-old NBA veteran plans to open five Hooters restaurants in Moscow, with the first set to open April 28. Kirilenko will kick-start the Atlanta-based chain in Russia under a franchise agreement with Hooters of America Inc., which now...
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How Far Can the Nets Really Go?

It might be hard to believe, but it wasn’t that long ago when the NBA rumor mill told us Jason Kidd wouldn’t see the season out as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets… Then came 2014. It might’ve taken the benching of all-star point-guard, Deron Williams. Or, perhaps a shift of Hall-of-Famer, Paul Pierce, ... The post How Far Can the Nets Really Go? appeared first on The League News.
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Andrei Kirilenko to Open a Hooters… In Russia

Photo Credit: AP Andrei Kirilenko is certainly no stranger to interesting news for a guy who isn’t necessarily a star in the NBA. You could start with the fact that his wife lets him sleep around (only annually though, poor guy), or that his free-agent signing made opposing GM’s call for an investigation. Kirilenko continues to make some neat splashes in the news, as AK-47, as...
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Celtics Open to Bringing Back Paul Pierce

It hasn’t been the same Celtics since Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were sent away to the Brooklyn Nets, and recent rumors that Paul Pierce misses being with the Celtics may have sparked up some interest in bringing the veteran back to Boston. Fansided is now reporting that according to Ben Rohrbach, the Celtics may actually miss Pierce as well, and would be open to bringing him...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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The Nets on a collison course with the Heat in the playoffs?

The NBA’s regular season ended last night, setting all 16 of the Eastern and Western Conference’s playoff matchups in stone. Seedings and first round opponents are all decided. The Brooklyn Nets, the NBA team to see the most roster turnover this offseason, fell to the No. 6 seed in the East with a regular season-ending loss on Wednesday night in Cleveland against the Cavaliers...
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Andrei Kirilenko to Open Russia’s First Hooters Restaurant

Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko has the right idea when it comes to easing tensions between Russia and the United States, and not surprisingly AK-47′s plan involves lovely, curvaceous, scantily clad women and alcohol. Kirilenko is opening up Russia’s first ever Hooters restaurant in Moscow at the end of the month, one of five he hopes to eventually build in mother Russia. Think...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Andrei Kirilenko bringing Hooters to Russia

The time has come...Andrei Kirilenko is bringing Hooters to Putin. AK-47 said the first of five restaurants he plans to build in Moscow will open April 28 under a franchisee agreement with Hooters of America Inc., the chain best known for the skimpy tank tops worn by its waitresses. [Bloomberg]Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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Nets complete impressive late season tank; draw Raptors, then Heat in playoffs

Yesterday I discussed the fact that the Nets were tanking in an attempt to fall to the #6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.  All they needed to make it happen on the final day of the regular season was a Washington victory in Boston, and loss in their visit to Cleveland.Brooklyn held Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston (among others...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaun Livingston wants to remain loyal to Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have gone through a very inconsistent season, but one player that has remained fairly consistent throughout the entire year has been Shaun Livingston. Livingston was brought in this past offseason to solidify the Nets’ lineup and add depth to the roster. He has been able to do more than Brooklyn expected and has been a big reason that they have turned their season...
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Is the Brooklyn Nets Gain Brook Lopez’s Loss?

Is the Brooklyn Nets Gain Brook Lopez's Loss? The injury to Brook Lopez has turned out to be the turning point of the Brooklyn Nets' season. And although Lopez was undoubtedly the best player on the team, the Brooklyn Nets have not missed him at all, at least not now. Brooklyn is the 5th seed in the East with a 44-37 record. It's pretty impressive because they were...
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Nets Offered Vince Carter To Clippers For Shaun Livingston Before Injury

Shaun Livingston has had an outstanding season with the Brooklyn Nets, finally fulfilling upon the promise he showed before suffering a devastating injury. “When you look at the entire picture, Shaun is a better player now than when he hurt his knee in ’07,” Reggie Livingston said. The Nets liked Livingston back when Rod Thorn was general manager. The Nets liked him so much...
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The Nets are tanking for the 6th seed, and it is awesome

The Brooklyn Nets trailed by 21 points at home in the 4th quarter last night to a lottery-bound New York Knicks team that was playing without Carmelo Anthony (they eventually fell 109-98).  Kevin Garnett started at center, played 15 minutes, didn't score, and grabbed only two rebounds.  Paul Pierce saw just 21 minutes of action.  Meanwhile Marcus Thornton was on the court...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs finish out slate with Nets

While they're trying to balance between being rested and ready for the postseason, the Brooklyn Nets still have some business to take care of in their regular-season finale. The Nets again look to clinch the Eastern Conference's fifth seed and try to avoid a fourth loss in five games Wednesday night at the lottery-bound Cleveland Cavaliers. Although they have the East'...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert Drops Paul Pierce With Nasty Crossover (Video)

Nothing big here. Pierce is going to the playoffs, Shumpert is going home.   Iman got in one last highlight  when he dropped the Nets Paul Pierce with a filthy step back crossover.    
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Deron Williams on Nets in playoffs: 'It's part of the takeover'

You wouldn't know it by Tuesday night's game at Barclays Center, but the Brooklyn Nets essentially have New York City to themselves — in an NBA sense.While the Nets will never win a head-to-head popularity contest with the Yankees, the boys from Brooklyn have arguably converted a few Knicks fans and are poised to knock that other Madison Square Garden team — the playoff...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Iman Shumpert drops Paul Pierce with crossover, later finishes fast break with an off-the-glass alley-oop

Tweet New York Knicks guard/forward Iman Shumpert had himself quite a night against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday. Shumpert took advantage of a resting playoff-bound Nets team on a couple of highlight-worthy plays. First, Shumpert got ol’ man Paul Pierce to bite and drop on a nifty crossover:   Next, Shumpert finished high above the rim on an alley-oop from Toure’ Murry...
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