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Kirilenko 'surpised' he was benched, but isn't mad

Andrei Kirilenko said he was "surprised" he was benched in the Nets game one win over the Raptors on Saturday, but he understood it was part of the game. Jason Kidd said "It wasn’t predetermined. It was the flow."

Kirilenko 'surpised' he was benched, but isn't mad

Andrei Kirilenko said he was "surprised" he was benched in the Nets game one win over the Raptors on Saturday, but he understood it was part of the game. Jason Kidd said "It wasn’t predetermined. It was the flow."

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Nets steal Game One in Toronto! Final Score: 94-87

The Nets began this best of seven series, Saturday afternoon against the Toronto Raptors. The Nets won 94-87, in a tightly contested battle the entire way.

Nets steal Game One in Toronto! Final Score: 94-87

The Nets began this best of seven series, Saturday afternoon against the Toronto Raptors. The Nets won 94-87, in a tightly contested battle the entire way.

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Pierce: "That's why they brought me here!"

Paul Pierce was wired in Saturday's Game 1 vs. the Raptors ... and we are lucky for it. After hitting the dagger in the closing minutes, Pierce can be clearly heard voicing his excitement."That's why they got me here," he shouted.

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Pierce: "That's why they brought me here!"

Paul Pierce was wired in Saturday's Game 1 vs. the Raptors ... and we are lucky for it. After hitting the dagger in the closing minutes, Pierce can be clearly heard voicing his excitement."That's why they got me here," he shouted.

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Brooklyn borough president responds to Masai Ujiri

Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams responded to Raptors GM Masai Ujiri's "F--- Brooklyn!" comment.

Brooklyn borough president responds to Masai Ujiri

Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams responded to Raptors GM Masai Ujiri's "F--- Brooklyn!" comment.

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Watch Raptors GM shout 'F*** Brooklyn!'

Here is video of Raptors GM Masai Ujiri shouting "F*** Brooklyn!' prior to the start of the Nets-Raptors Game 1 matchup.

Watch Raptors GM shout 'F*** Brooklyn!'

Here is video of Raptors GM Masai Ujiri shouting "F*** Brooklyn!' prior to the start of the Nets-Raptors Game 1 matchup.

Toronto promises return to professional management

In a statement, managers of Air Canada Centre blamed a "signal path failure" that led to all the shot clocks failing midway through the third quarter, and promising a return to professionalism in arena management by the next game. That's nice.

And in the middle of it all, Drake disses Jay-Z

Drake, the Raptors' rapper, is an adviser to his hometown team. Saturday, he sat beside the Raptors' TV team and took a dig at Jay-Z, suggesting that he remains a man of the people while Jay-Z "is sitting somewhere eating a fondue plate."

Arena tower construction hits snag

The Times reports that the breakthrough modular technology being planned for three towers around Barclays Center has achieved neither the savings in time or money Forest City Ratner had anticipated and so the next towers will be built conventionally

Nets-Raptors Preview: 5 Questions w/ Raptors HQ

We asked Adam Francis of Raptors HQ five questions to preview the round one playoff series between the Nets and the Raptors.

Collins counseled Gordon on coming out

Jason Collins didn't just provide Derrick Gordon with a role model before he came out. The two spoke before Gordon, the UMAss guard, announced he's gay, becoming the first NCAA Division I openly gay basketball player.

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Watch: Brooklyn Nets Playoffs hype video

As the Nets prepare to take on the Raptors, and with the Toronto Sun calling the Nets "old," here is a Nets playoff hype video to get you, well, hyped.

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Video: Nets vs. Raptors practice report

Dexter Henry of NetsDaily was at Brooklyn Nets practice as they prepared for their matchup against the Toronto Raptors in Game One of the Playoffs.

The playoffs open up in Toronto

The wait is over. After sleepwalking through the final days of the regular season after clinching their playoff spot, the Brooklyn Nets open the 2014 Playoffs up north. Game starts at 12:30 pm on YES and ESPN.

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Nets roster has championship pedigree... all over

t's one thing to count up post-season games for Nets players. It's another to add up their championships. We looked at the Nets 15 players big game experience, that is their accomplishments: the titles they've won. There are a lot of them.

Playoff Preview Roundtable

The writers of NetsDaily have answered several pressing questions about the Nets series with the Raptors.

What would have happened if no Nets were injured?

Jeff Stotts of FiveThirtyEight.com simulates an NBA season with no injuries. The results aren't as different as one may think.

Hip-Hop on the Hardwood: Jay-Z vs. Drake

A look at the matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors hip-hop ambassadors: Jay-Z and Drake.

For Billy King, the moment of truth

Billy King spent all Draft Day last June preparing for what's happening now. He traded for toughness and championship pedigree then picked Mason Plumlee once the Boston deal was complete. So far, so good but he knows this is what it's all about.

Nets playoff timeline in the 21st century

The 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets are the most expensive team in the history of the NBA. So, is it a little disappointing that they’ve finished as the sixth seed? Is the pressure still on them, despite...

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Video: Nets fans talk Playoff success

Brooklyn Nets fans talk about what it will take for the Nets to be successful in the NBA Playoffs.

Nets gear finished #7 in 2013-14; D-Will #22

The NBA reports that sales of Nets gear placed seventh in the NBA in 2013-14. That's slight drop from their first season in Brooklyn when they finished fourth, but considerably higher than their last year in New Jersey when they were 31st.

Numbers tell tale on Nets experience

While nothing is guaranteed in the playoffs, experience is the Nets biggest asset vs. the young and athletic Raptors. The Nets have played in 563 post-season games, started 511 of them. The Raptors, on the other hand, have played 157, started 39.

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Video: Coach Nick breaks down Nets vs. Raptors

Coach Nick of BBALLBREAKDOWN takes a look at the keys to the Nets vs. Raptors first round playoff series.

Scouting Report: How to beat the Raptors

Reed Wallach takes an in-depth look at how the Nets should plan on beating the Toronto Raptors in the first round.

Jason Kidd talks sushi, music, Vin Diesel and more

Jason Kidd sat down with Lenn Robbins to talk all things basketball, along with the movies, food and music he likes. Plus, about how he would want Vin Diesel to play him in a movie.

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