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Kidd Says Decision to Sit Kirilenko Was Matter of Flow

Andrei Kirilenko, who never made it onto the court in the Nets’ Game 1 win over the Raptors on Saturday, said he understood Coach Jason Kidd’s decision.

Taunts Fly in Toronto, but Nets Get Last Word

The Toronto Raptors’ general manager, Masai Ujiri, directed an expletive toward the Nets before Game 1 began, but the Nets came away with the victory.

Nets Enter Playoffs With Toughness Spawned by Last Year’s Exit

After an early exit from last year’s playoffs, the Nets retooled this season, bringing in players like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in hopes of making a title run.

After Stellar Season, a Seasoned Foe Awaits

The Nets’ starters, who include Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, have combined for 381 playoff starts; no starter on the third-seeded Raptors has even one.

Nets Get 6th Seed and Will Face Raptors

The Nets lost to the Cavaliers, 114-85, allowing the Wizards to pass them for the Eastern Conference’s fifth seed. Washington will face the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs while the Nets will travel to Toronto.

A New York Rivalry Takes an Uneven Turn

The stage was set before the season for heated conflict between the Knicks and the Nets, but the competition never materialized, mostly because only one team was any good.

With One Eye on Playoffs, Nets Use Late Flurry to Dispatch Magic

Coach Jason Kidd said he hoped to see the Nets “get better each time we take the floor” and to be healthy with these remaining games.

Hawks End Nets’ Home Streak and Move Closer to Playoff Berth

Led by Paul Millsap’s 27 points, Atlanta maintained a two-game lead over the Knicks, handing the Nets their first loss at Barclays Center in 16 games.

N.B.A. to Play Abroad in Preseason

The N.B.A. on Thursday announced a slate of international preseason games to be played in October.

Already, Nets Rookie Has Signature Moment

Mason Plumlee has gone from an unsteady rookie at the beginning of this season to a key contributor for the Nets.

Nets’ Flexible Attack Baffles Heat, but Playoffs Pose a Stiffer Test

The Nets, an efficient low-post team, gave Miami’s defense trouble during four regular-season wins. But the Heat have had a different intensity in the postseason since LeBron James’s arrival.

Nets Sweep Heat as Plumlee Blocks James’s Dunk in Final Seconds

Mason Plumlee’s block put an exclamation point on the Nets’ win, which gave them a 4-0 record against the Heat this season.

Sweep of Heat by Nets Would Be Striking, if Not Substantive

A victory at Miami on Tuesday would make the Nets the first team to beat the Heat four times during a regular season since LeBron James joined the Heat.

With a Spirited Garnett Back, the Healthy Nets Edge the 76ers

In their victory over the 76ers on Saturday, the Nets had their entire roster available for the first time since Feb. 27.

Home Streak at 15 as Nets Beat Pistons

The Nets remained two and a half games behind Toronto for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Lacking Discipline, Nets Meet Punishment

The Nets were clearly exasperated by the referees as Jason Kidd and Joe Johnson were charged with technical fouls and Paul Pierce was charged with a flagrant foul.

Playing Like a Playoff Team, the Knicks Move Into Eighth

J. R. Smith scored 24 points to lead the Knicks, who moved past the Hawks by percentage points, and Carmelo Anthony collected 23 points and 10 rebounds.

Once Stumbling, Nets Are Surging Into Playoffs

The Nets clinched their second consecutive playoff berth and extended their home winning streak to 14 games, setting a franchise record.

Last Clashes for Nets and Knicks

The teams are both still jockeying for the postseason and can affect each other’s position.

Nets’ Surge Earns Jason Kidd a Second Award

Kidd was named the Eastern Conference coach of the month for the second time this year, providing another indicator of how complete the Nets’ turnaround has been this season.

With Eye on Playoffs, Nets Extend Home Streak

The Nets improved their home winning streak to 13 games, matching a franchise high, after grinding out a 114-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Balanced Attack Powers Nets’ 12th Straight Home Win

Six players scored in double figures to help the Nets bounce back from two overtime road losses and extend their Barclays Center streak by beating the Cavaliers.

Bobcats Take Another Step Forward and Hand the Nets a Setback

Charlotte is still in the N.B.A. playoff picture and is fighting to stay there, as Wednesday’s 116-111 victory over Brooklyn attests.

Prokhorov Tempers Talk of Nets Becoming Russian

A company owned by Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the owner of the Nets, said, “This is a long process which may or may not come to fruition, and nothing is imminent.”

In Working Extra Time Again, Nets Break Down

The wear and tear of Sunday night’s overtime victory against Dallas contributed to their demise in New Orleans.

After 5 Years, Nets Have a Player of the Week

Before Joe Johnson won the honor for the Eastern Conference Monday, the last Nets player to have done so was Devin Harris.

N.B.A. Denies Clearing Nets to Become ‘Russian’

The Nets owner Mikhail D. Prokhorov spoke Monday of a desire to turn the team into the legal equivalent of a Russian one, but the N.B.A. denied receiving an application to transfer ownership.

Nets’ Newfound Confidence Passes the First Part of a Road Test

The Nets began a three-city trip by overcoming a 14-point deficit to pick up an overtime victory at Dallas and stay close to Toronto for the Atlantic Division lead.

Jackson’s Arrival Overshadows Nets’ Selflessness

The Nets are poised for the playoffs, but the Knicks pulled off a marketing coup with the signing of Phil Jackson last week.

Lopez Still in Plans; Nets Stay on Roll

Brook Lopez, the oft-injured center, could be a key cog in the Nets’ revamped style, which depends on ball movement and a fluid defense, General Manager Billy King said.


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