Tim Bontemps

From @MikeVacc -- the Nets' "Dinosaurs" Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett did exactly what they came to Brooklyn to do: nypost.com/2014/04/19/tou…

Tim Bontemps

From @MikeVacc -- the Nets' "Dinosaurs" Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett did exactly what they came to Brooklyn to do:

Tim Bontemps

From @Fred Kerber -- the Raptors' youth comes back to haunt them in Game 1: nypost.com/2014/04/19/bro…

Tim Bontemps

Masai Ujiri has some choice words for Brooklyn as the Nets-Raptors series is already a war of words: nypost.com/2014/04/19/rap…

Tim Bontemps

Paul Pierce did what the Nets brought him here to do - and told everyone who would listen - as Nets won Game 1: nypost.com/2014/04/19/net…

Rod Boone

Malfunction makes Game 1 shot clock become human nwsdy.li/1f9HKd1 #brooklynnets

Mike Mazzeo

Pierce says that's why I'm here and that's what I do (h/t @Andrew Keh) instagram.com/p/m_Xujfxh1m/

Andrew Keh

From the NBA's Instagram, video of Paul Pierce yelling on the court: "That's why I'm here!" and "That's what I do!" bit.ly/1r1efkG

Stefan Bondy

Paul Pierce said he doesn't remember if he played in a game where shot clock broke. "Since I'm a dinosaur, it's been so long."

Tim Bontemps

For Raptors fans who now hate me: I'm from Western NY, Buffalo is my favorite city and I've vacationed in Toronto. But I accept your hate.

Tim Bontemps

I'm kind of enjoying having a large segment of the Raptors fan base warring in my mentions.

Tim Bontemps

Enjoying a final taste of Canada while writing a few stories before heading back to New York tonight ... instagram.com/p/m_WFDss_8i/

Mike Mazzeo

Ohm: Old man Pierce delivers playoff daggers espn.go.com/blog/new-york/… #Nets

Stefan Bondy

So much profanity tonight, including from the Toronto fan who just said Ujiri's choice word over and over and over and over.

Mike Mazzeo

Updated reax from myself and @notoriousohm: Raptors GM Ujiri shouts expletive at #Nets espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2… via @espnnba

Mike Mazzeo

Tarasenko! Been the #Blues best player in these playoffs. What a goal.

Mike Mazzeo

Prokhorov's spokesperson says the owner has nothing to add to what Jason Kidd has said Re: Ujiri comment #Nets

Fred Kerber

Here's #Raptors Amir Johnson on GM Masai Ujiri not #Nets BFF: "We have his back. I’m with him 100% so if he said ‘f ‘em,’ I say ‘f ‘em’"

Rod Boone

Classic KG on how he was feeling today: "I had a ton of energy today. G -- damn I had a lot of energy today. Lord." #Nets

Rod Boone

KG on how many times he's seen Pierce go off: "Countless man. I knew that when he took that 3, that he had a rhythm. He was Classic Truth."

Andrew Keh

I feel like this quote reveals a lot about Paul Pierce: "It’s fun to go on the road... I think it’s more gratifying than winning at home."

Rod Boone

Asked KG about Masai's comments: "It’s all good. It’s motivation. So keep rooting for the Raptors, keep rooting for the home team." #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Just found out Amir Johnson said in postgame availability: "If Masai said f*** 'em f*** 'em" It's on like Donkey Kong #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Pierce said it wasn't motivation that the Toronto paper called him a dinosaur. But you can tell he hates being asked about his age #Nets

Andrew Keh

Paul Pierce said he can't recall a shot clock situation like that: "I'm a dinosaur. It's been so long."

Mike Mazzeo

Kidd says about Kirilenko: "10 other guys played. I can't play them all. He's healthy." So it's a DNP-coach's decision. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

"I could care less what they think about Brooklyn." Kidd said #Nets

Tom Lorenzo

Jason Kidd on Masai Ujiri's comment: "I don't even know who the GM is." #burn

Mike Mazzeo

Kidd doesn't know who #Raptors GM is, but does know Deron Williams "set the tone." #Nets

Tom Lorenzo

Someone just asked Dawne Casey if he's worried the team is disappointing fans? Huh? After one game?

Andrew Keh

"It doesn't offend me whatsoever. That's Masai. That's why our team plays like that." Dwane Casey on Ujiri's profanity.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets steal homecourt advantage. Teams that win Game 1 win #NBA best-of-7 series 77.3 percent of the time.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets take it behind nine straight late points from Paul Pierce. "I love these moments," Pierce told @Chris Broussard.

Andrew Keh

The fans are booing Paul Pierce as he walks into the tunnel, and he is loving it, smiling huge and pointing his fingers in the air.

Rod Boone

Paul Pierce raises one finger (no, not that one) on each hand and walks out with a big smile on his face as he's showered with boos.

Tim Bontemps

As Pierce walked off the court, he threw his headband to a fan – who threw it right back.

Rod Boone

Game 1 Final: #Nets 94, #Raptors 87: Score one for the dinosaurs, I guess.

Tim Bontemps

A fan behind us has used the word Masai Ujiri used before Brooklyn 70 times in the last minute.

Tim Bontemps

Pierce caught on replays after that turnaround jumper at the top of the key shouting, "That's why I'm here! That's why I'm here."

Tim Bontemps

Paul Pierce has decided the Nets are going to win this game.

Tom Lorenzo

Paul Pierce is not old. Dude is COLD.

Mike Mazzeo

The Truth does what The Truth does #Nets

Tom Lorenzo

Please tell me he's going to countdown from 3.7 seconds.

Andrew Keh

Paul Pierce, ignoring the rules of basketball, takes 100 steps on that layup. Nets lead, 84-78.

Stefan Bondy

Woah, Pierce just got away with a travel.

Tim Bontemps

That was a blatant travel by Paul Pierce.

Tim Bontemps

The PA guy has to announce "horn" to get the teams back onto the floor. This can't be happening.

Rod Boone

KG & Pierce have connected on #Nets last 2 buckets. That three, which @Tim Bontemps pointed out snaps streak of 19 misses from deep, is huge.

Tim Bontemps

Full credit to @Rod Boone, who said Pierce would make that 3. Broke a streak of 19 straight misses, and Nets now lead 82-76 with 2:57 left.

Mike Mazzeo

PP snaps a string of 19 straight missed 3s with a massive one. #Nets up 82-76.

Mike Mazzeo

KG's first bucket couldn't have come at a bigger time #Nets

Stefan Bondy

This can only end one way: with the guy holding the stopwatch to press the wrong button on the final possession

Tim Bontemps

That was a flop by Kyle Lowry. Another bad moment for the referees today. At least they've been equally bad.

Mike Mazzeo

Back-and-forth they go ...

Stefan Bondy

And for the second straight afternoon playoff game, making my flight home is an iffy proposition. Last time I failed.

Rod Boone

It's time to bring the starters back in for the rest of the game. #Nets bench doesn't have it at all today.

Tim Bontemps

If Mirza is not hitting shots – and he isn't today – he's not helping you a whole lot. Especially at the expense of Andrei Kirilenko.

Stefan Bondy

Kidd went with his bench too long there. Game tied 63-63 with 6:25 left.

Mike Mazzeo

Bruiser Flint calls that a shot turnover by Mirza Teletovic. It was a bad one. Led to an easy bucket. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Shaun Livingston's mid-range game has been big for the Nets today.

Tim Bontemps

Turnovers in this game are now 18 for Toronto and eight for the Nets.

Tim Bontemps

I cannot believe Andrei Kirilenko hasn't played in this game.

Mike Mazzeo

How long can you go with reserves if you're Kidd? #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Mirza cannot leave Patrick Patterson in the corner.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets are 3-for-21 from 3 ... started 3-for-4

Tim Bontemps

The Nets are now 3-for-21 from 3-point range. Most of them have been wide open. It's the only reason this game is close.

Stefan Bondy

Well, we know what happens when the shot clock expires. Raptors announcer says "horn." You can't make this stuff up.

Rod Boone

The PA announcer just said the word, "Horn" as Marcus Thornton let that shot fly.

Andrew Keh

The P.A. guy said the word "Horn."

Fred Kerber

Can't wait to see in #Raptors v #Nets if they check to see if shot clock light was on for Lowry's last shot. Oh wait...

Andrew Keh

There is a banner here hanging from the rafters, slightly set off from the retired numbers and championships, that just reads, "Bon Jovi."

Tim Bontemps

I just hope, personally, that the shot clock not working doesn't factor into the outcome either way. Would be terrible.

Mike Mazzeo

Big swing there. #Nets could've gone up double figures but lead just 67-62 heading to the fourth. 40-3 when up after three in reg. season.

Rod Boone

End of third Q: #Nets 67, #Raptors 62: Expecting an insane finish to this one on what's been a crazy day.

Tim Bontemps

Big shot by Kyle Lowry to end the third, and we head into the fourth quarter with the Nets leading 67-62. Should be a fun finish.

Tim Bontemps

These aren't doing much good right now. http://t.co/7YvQ3o5yte

Rod Boone

How long before someone in the #Nets organization says, "Fuck the shot clocks in Toronto!"

Rod Boone

Paul Pierce now 2 for 8. #Nets lead 67-59.

Andrew Keh

the new Drake freestyle "24"

Fred Kerber

In keeping with flow of day, they will use peach baskets in fourth quarter of #Nets v #Raptors

Rod Boone

I feel like I'm in an episode of "24" every time I hear the PA announcer blurt it out. What a wacky start to the #NBAPlayoffs.

Mike Mazzeo

Now the #Raptors can't buy a shot. Plumlee just picked up his fifth. #Nets

Andrew Keh

I feel like pro basketball players just assume there will be 24 seconds on the clock when they get the ball.

Tim Bontemps

The PA guy is actually announcing "24" every time the shot clock resets. What the hell is happening today.

Mike Mazzeo

There once was a power outage in a Super Bowl. This isn't that bad, right?

Fred Kerber

The way this is going, I just can't wait for Game 2 of #Raptors v #Nets. Probably will be played without lights. Outdoors.

Tim Bontemps

This is so weird. Apparently they are going to announce the shot clock over the PA. Neither clock is working above the baskets.

Rod Boone

We're going old school. PA guy is announcing the shot clock time.

Tim Bontemps

The clocks haven't come back on yet, but the teams are walking back onto the court. Hopefully that means we're going to get started soon.

Andrew Keh

They are showing non-basketball bloopers on the scoreboard to entertain the fans. Even Drake is watching.