Sprung: Nets should hope Kevin Garnett retires

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Realistically, the Brooklyn Nets don’t have room for Kevin Garnett next season. Garnett had by far the worst statistical season of his career in 2013-2014, capped off by a two-point, eight-rebound performance in Wednesday’s Game 5 loss to Miami that eliminated Brooklyn. Garnett scored 24 points total in the five games against the Heat and is a sad shell of his former self on the floor. Garnett is scheduled to make $12 million next season in the final year of his contract and is considering

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Scotto: Brooklyn’s Gamble on Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce Failed; Uncertainty Ahead

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When the Brooklyn Nets acquired Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry last summer, Mikhail Prokhorov said, “Today, the basketball gods smiled on the Nets.” Neither Garnett, Pierce nor Prokhorov was smiling after the Miami Heat eliminated Brooklyn in the Eastern Conference semifinals in five games. “The only reason we came to Brooklyn was to win another ring,” Garnett said. In retrospect, Brooklyn took a gamble that didn’t pay off. The Nets gave up a king’s ransom to acquire Garnett and Pierce to

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5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Kevin Durant Goes Off for 39, David West Takes Over, Two Teams Advance

The 2014 NBA Playoffs continued on Thursday, May 15 with a pair of elimination games. By the end of the night, two teams advanced and the Conference Finals were set. The Indiana Pacers will host the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. Out west, the San Antonio Spurs will have the home court advantage against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.

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5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Heat and Spurs Reach Conference Finals, Tony Parker Leaves with Injury

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The 2014 NBA Playoffs continued on Wednesday, May 14 with two teams fighting to continue their seasons. The task at hand was surviving road games against the defending champions of the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively. Two elimination games, two eliminations. The two games played out differently, but the end result was the same. There was a fourth-quarter comeback and another clutch 3-pointer from an NBA legend, while another squad won with help from its unsung heroes. Here’s everything that you need to

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PODCAST: Folks in Oklahoma City are giddy over Clippers’ misfortune

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Fresh off an appearance on L.A. radio, I went on the air in Oklahoma City today, too, and the mood was a lot different.Shocker, eh? As always, I do not have a rooting interest in who wins this series. Like always, I just hope for a good story. Well, today my wishes were answered as folks around the world debated the blown replay and the thrilling final moments of Tuesday night’s Clippers-Thunder game. That was the main topic of discussion in this

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PODCAST: Inexcusable Screw-up By Referees in Clippers-Thunder Game

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Doc Rivers is probably going to get fined by the NBA for saying the Clippers were “robbed” last night in Oklahoma City. That is the kind of comment that crosses the line, no matter how true it might have been. But what about referee Tony Brothers? Is he going to be publicly chastised by the league office for saying replays of the ball that clearly went off of Reggie Jackson’s hand were “inconclusive?”

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5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Marcin Gortat Goes Off, Russell Westbrook Saves Thunder

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Well, that set Twitter ablaze. The 2014 NBA Playoffs continued on Tuesday, May 13 with two games featuring four squads with championship aspirations. One team posted an absolute dud during a close-out game, while another was victorious in a game that featured no shortage of controversial calls. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.

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Prices For Heat-Nets Game 5 Tickets Up 7% Since Game 4 Win

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The Miami Heat took a demanding 3-1 series lead against the Brooklyn Nets with a Game 4 win at the Barclays Center. As the series heads back to Miami for Game 5, ticket prices on the secondary market have increased for the potential series clinching game, according to TiqIQ. LeBron James and the Heat will travel back to the American Airlines Arena in Miami for Wednesday night’s game. The average price for game 5 Miami Heat playoff  tickets is currently $526.48,

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