Tom Lorenzo

Nets-Bulls is soooooo last year.

Tim Bontemps

However, I do think there's a chance we'll see it some – and especially if the Nets face the Bulls (and Noah/Boozer/Gibson) in round one.

Tim Bontemps

I wouldn't count on seeing a ton of the two big lineups in the playoffs – the Nets have won all these games playing small, after all.

Tim Bontemps

Bulls lose to the Knicks, and the Nets are now back to being matched up with the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.

Stefan Bondy

apology tour “@michelleyutv: Look at the #Knicks taking down the #Bulls.”

Tim Bontemps

KG & Blatche hadn't played together since the switch to the smallball lineup, while KG & Plumlee had only played three minutes since then.

Tim Bontemps

The Nets played pairings of KG/Blatche and KG/Plumlee together three minutes tonight. How rare is that?

Stefan Bondy

Jimmy Butler has played 40 minutes with six remaining. #LordThibs

Stefan Bondy

Jason Kidd on Mason Plumlee not getting ROY consideration: "You can blame me. I don't let him shoot outside of the paint."

Stefan Bondy

Try this one: Andray Blatche understands he could be out of postseason rotation nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…. MT @Rontrarian link is bad

Mike Mazzeo

Brodeur showered with support in finale espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Stefan Bondy

Andray Blatche understands he could be out of the playoff rotation m.nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…

Mike Mazzeo

Kidd says he could've brought Pierce back but no need #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Plumlee is 38 of 46 from the field in April. He knows his limitations and is great in his role #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Plumlee sure making it tough for him to be the odd man out #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Nets win 97-86, and now officially can finish no lower than sixth in the Eastern Conference. Will finish 5th either with a win or Wizards L.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets win. Guaranteed at least No. 6 seed.

Mike Mazzeo

A #Nets win would guarantee them at least the No. 6 seed and move them a win or #Wizards loss out of the No. 5 seed with two left.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets are up 79-70 and 39-3 when leading after three quarters. Orlando is 4-35 on the road. Nine quarters to go.

Tim Bontemps

Andrew Nicholson just did to Mason Plumlee what LeBron James could not – dunk on him.

Tim Bontemps

Hard to see this being called a flagrant. Was hard, but pretty clearly he was going for the ball. Plumlee is fine.

Tim Bontemps

Nets take the lead after bombing a few threes. Fact Pierce is sitting on the bench is a good sign that he's all right.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets are on a 13-0 run lead 68-59

Stefan Bondy

That may have been the last time we see Pierce in the regular season, who knows at this point? Good sign is he remained on bench.

Tom Lorenzo

Would be surprised if we see either Pierce or Garnett again tonight.

Mike Mazzeo

If you're Kidd, do you play Garnett/Pierce again in the regular season? #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Pierce got wacked on a drive to the basket by Kyle O'Quinn. He's had this before #Nets

Stefan Bondy

Paul Pierce comes up clutching his neck/shoulder. He's coming out.

Mike Mazzeo

Pierce has a stinger #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Joe Johnson has a 3 in 29 straight games and has 159 for the season -- second most in a single #Nets season (169)

Mike Mazzeo

Mason Plumlee has missed just seven shots in April on 43 attempts #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

10 more quarters to go #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Garnett remains in game after fall #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Now Plumlee and Garnett are in together.

Mike Mazzeo

KG took a tumble #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Scary moment for the Nets as Kevin Garnett nearly flipped over Dewayne Dedmon and fell on his back. Appears to be OK, though.

Tim Bontemps

With both Chicago and Toronto employing traditional two-big lineups, we'll see if that happens next week.

Tim Bontemps

Interesting. Nets have switched to a two big lineup for the first time in as long as I can remember to try and slow down Magic big men.

Stefan Bondy

Not a good showing from Andray Blatche.

Tom Lorenzo

Two straight halfcourt attempts that were closer to hitting @Tim Bontemps than they were to going in the basket. I see a pattern here...

Tim Bontemps

And immediately a #pointblatche happens because, of course.

Mike Mazzeo

Andray Blatche is in #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Andray Blatche is set to check in for the first time since Saturday in Philadelphia. Sat Tuesday/Wednesday with illness, DNP-CD Friday.

Mike Mazzeo

And you know it's time for this to be over when Amare says #NYK might be the best team in the league on paper.

Mike Mazzeo

Mason Plumlee is trying. But some of these other shots they're taking ... 11 quarters until the playoffs. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Marcus Thornton just threw that alley oop up to about the moon and Mason Plumlee still managed to catch it and throw it down. Wow.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets on pace for like 30-something turnovers at this rate. Pretty unwatchable stuff.

Tom Lorenzo

One guy started the "Broook-lyyyn" chant by himself. No one joined in. It's Sunday. Game 80.

Tim Bontemps

Make that four turnovers.

Tim Bontemps

Very sloppy start for the Nets, who have already committed three turnovers.

Tim Bontemps

Very sparse crowd in the lower bowl today for this one. Not surprising given opponent, stakes and beautiful weather outside.

Stefan Bondy

Raptors beat the Pistons. Bulls will try to keep pace and remain in the third-seed tonight against Knicks.

Tom Lorenzo

Brook Lopez at center court, in a walking boot, thanking fans: "Thank you for your support, we'll see you in the playoffs"

Mike Mazzeo

Martin Brodeur is the most under-appreciated athlete this area has ever had. Not even close. #Devils

Mike Mazzeo

The fan in me says Martin Brodeur should never wear another uniform. The journalist in me says he should chase 700 and another Cup. #Devils

Mike Mazzeo

This Brodeur stuff gives me the chills. Well done, #Devils.

Stefan Bondy

It must be nice to make $100 million. Deron's Ferrari. http://t.co/LyK08F9hgs

Tom Lorenzo

Nelson hurt his groin last game. Vucevic is being sat out for the year as a precaution, to give minutes to help develop other bigs.

Tom Lorenzo

Jameer Nelson is OUT with. Left groin strain. Nik Vucevic is out for the year.

Mike Mazzeo

Kidd wants to play all three of his Cs in playoffs but says there could be an odd man out #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Everyone but Livingston and Anderson are available tonight.

Tom Lorenzo

Only Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson are out tonight, according to Kidd. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Everyone available except Alan and Shaun #Nets

Rod Boone

For musings from tonight's game vs. #Magic, check in with the one and only @sportswatch. He's got you (and me) all covered.

Marcus Thornton

Driving to the arena thinking this game of basketball has taken me places I thought I would never see #blessed

Andrew Keh

Tim Howard likes the word "brilliant" more than most people from Jersey.

Stefan Bondy

Mason Plumlee is under "strict rule" regarding his offense m.nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…

Paul Pierce

Gobble Gobble PAC -man is back

Marcus Thornton

Longevity is the key

Andray Blatche

Me and my cousin pacquiao training b4 the fight lol instagram.com/p/mt2SR9hI3E/

Andray Blatche

Let's go my cousin pacquiao bout to take this

Mike Mazzeo

On the same night the Knickerbockers are ousted, the Dutchmen win it all. A championship for New York State. Go crazy, Schenectady

Tom Lorenzo

A meaningful game between the Nets-Knicks on Tuesday would have been fun, though.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets Garnett getting his game back right on time espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Mike Mazzeo

One thing is certain: the computers were right about the Knicks.

Mike Mazzeo

#NYK has been eliminated from the playoffs. Was hoping for some possible meaning in Tuesday's game. Now zero.

Tom Lorenzo

Paul Pierce misses 4 free throws late in yesterday's game, LeBron misses three tonight. #KnicksKillers

Tom Lorenzo

The Heat are 11-of-12 from the floor in the 2nd quarter, the Hawks are 4-of-13. Guess who is winning.

Marcus Thornton

Pac Man r Bradley who y'all got tonight

Mike Mazzeo

Kidd says he's not going to shorten his rotation in the playoffs. Likes that #Nets have a ton of depth. Sees it as an advantage.

Mike Mazzeo

Kidd says not to read anything into Blatche sitting last night #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Williams says he's playing tomorrow #Nets

Stefan Bondy

Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson are not playing tomorrow for the Nets.

Stefan Bondy

Jason Kidd says he's not going to tighten his rotation in the postseason.

Mike Mazzeo

Livingston and Anderson are out tomorrow #Nets

Rod Boone

For updates from #Nets practice today, follow the witty @AlbaneseLaura. She promises to make it worth your while on this lovely Saturday.

Tom Lorenzo

Paul Pierce credited hard work, consistency and good health, after notching 25,000th career point last night: netsdaily.com/2014/4/11/5606…

Tom Lorenzo

Pierce is 13 points away from scoring 1,000 points for 15th straight season. Joining only Kareem, Mailman, Havlicek, Elvin Hayes and Parish.

Rod Boone

Pierce on 25K: “It just shows the longevity, staying healthy, being in the right situation and being pretty good." newsday.com/sports/basketb…

Rod Boone

Paul Pierce reaches 25,000 points, but Nets fall to Hawks bit.ly/1kS3vS0 #brooklynnets

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets home winning streak ends vs. Hawks espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Rod Boone

Pierce reaches 25,000 points, but Nets fall to Hawks bit.ly/1eiodfa #brooklynnets

Tom Lorenzo

Paul Pierce becomes 18th player in NBA history to score 25,000 career points. #Nets sbn.to/1sP3hk0

Rod Boone

KG on Paul Pierce: "I told him, 'Welcome to the neighborhood, man.' Congratulated him. Truth has been a big part of this league." #Nets

Tim Bontemps

If the Nets wind up playing Raptors, I'm guessing the series is going to start Saturday. If it's Nets-Bulls, think it'll start Sunday.

Rod Boone

KG: "It's kind of dope to see your great friends, best friends. ... We've reached some accomplishments together. Tonight was all about him."

Rod Boone

Kevin Garnett said he welcomed Paul Pierce into the 25,000-point scorer club. Pierce laughed when that was mentioned to him.

Rod Boone

Thornton yells to Pierce to remember who assisted on 25,000th point. Pierce used my suggested line: "It was your first assist of the season"

Tom Lorenzo

Marcus Thornton yells over to Pierce (re 25,000th point): "Hey, remember who threw you the pass. I'm in the history books, too!"