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Deron Williams was the top jersey seller among Nets players.

Deron Williams was the top jersey seller among Nets players.

The Brooklyn Nets sold the seventh-most merchandise of any NBA team despite not having any NBA player in the top 20 of jersey sales, according to the league.

The Nets were outsold (in order) by the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics. Heat forward LeBron James had the league's top-selling jersey for the sixth time in his career.

An NBA spokesperson confirmed to The Brooklyn Game that Deron Williams had the highest-selling jersey of all NBA players, ranking 22nd overall in the league.

Earlier this season, Jason Collins's #98 jersey led the NBA Online Store for multiple days following the Nets signing him to a ten-day contract. Collins is the first openly gay male athlete in one of the four major professional U.S. sports.

 

Jason Kidd, J.R. Smith

Jason Kidd (AP)

In an interview with Brooklyn Nets organization beat reporter Lenn Robbins, Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd dished on a wide variety of subjects, including meditation, his family, his golf game, how he met his wife Porschla, and why he wants Vin Diesel to play him in a movie.

Some highlights from the interview:
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Deron Williams, Greivis Vasquez

Nets-Raptors, playoff time! (AP)

Here's the Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors playoff schedule, starting Saturday, April 19th, including times, dates, and national TV.
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LeBron James, Joe Johnson

The Nets are playoff-bound. But how will it shake out? (AP)

The Nets have a lot at stake Wednesday night: with four potential games affecting their seeding, there's still a chance they could be the fifth seed or the sixth seed, and face either the Chicago Bulls or the Toronto Raptors. It's a little complicated, but here's a quick breakdown below of all the possibilities.
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Paul Pierce, Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson

No smiles on the Nets bench as the Knicks rolled at Barclays Center. (AP)

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Here's a roundup of last night's Nets festivities.
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The Brooklyn Nets CENTER

With a coma's intensity, the Brooklyn Nets attacked the New York Knicks head-on in the battle of who could care less and won just emphatically in that department. They shot shots that didn't matter. They barely attacked the basket. They let Andray Blatche do enough silly things to commit six turnovers. They allowed a bunch of dunks and three-pointers by their cross-town rival, whose season ends tomorrow. They were just awful for the better part of 48 minutes, changing nothing.

The Nets will still either be the fifth or sixth seed, and they'll still either play the Bulls or Raptors. We'll know exactly which tomorrow. But this game was a crash-course in indifference.

Deron Williams POINT GUARD

"Hey, who threw this car in reverse? And why's it on cruise control?"

Joe Johnson SHOOTING GUARD

Fine, I guess. That's all I got.

Paul Pierce POWER FORWARD

Want to get this out of the way now: the Iman Shumpert crossover that knocked Pierce over looked way worse in real time than it did on the replay. Pierce stepped on Shumpert's foot, which caused him to lose his balance.

Other than that, thought he didn't sleepwalk as much as the rest of the team, though he definitely dozed through a few possessions.

Andray Blatche POWER FORWARD

If tonight was his chance to solidify playoff minutes, Andray Blatche is not going to play playoff minutes.

Andrei Kirilenko SMALL FORWARD

Played in the starting lineup for the third straight game with Shaun Livingston out, and he is so so sneaky. He snuck his way in front of two plays in the first quarter, hitting the floor for one steal and picking off a baseline pass for another. He snuck this beautiful no-look pass to Mason Plumlee in the first half. He moves like one of those inflatable tube men outside of a car dealership.

Marcus Thornton SHOOTING GUARD

Really wanted him to shoot, like, 50 times in this game. But I'll take him firing with reckless abandon either way. But his on-ball defense is not pretty.

Mason Plumlee CENTER

There's something endearing about the fact that Mason Plumlee just keeps dunking and dunking and dunking, no matter how bad or irrelevant a game gets. He's no KG on the defensive end, but he's made strides.


 

The Knicks season ends tomorrow.

 

This Nets-Knicks game was pretty slow up until right about here. Prior to this first video, Amar'e Stoudemire rose for an emphatic flush over Mason Plumlee on an offensive rebound, but Plumlee fired back with a dunk of his own off a beautiful, precise Andrei Kirilenko no-look, behind-the-back pass.

Plumlee wasn't done, either: he followed up that slam with an equally emphatic alley-oop on the very next possession.

 

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Paul Pierce will all suit up for the Nets tonight in the last matchup between the Brooklyn Nets & New York Knicks on the season. All three were listed as game-time decisions with various ailments, but coach Jason Kidd said before the game that all three were good to go and will start.

The Nets will play without Alan Anderson (abdomen), Shaun Livingston (toe), and Mirza Teletovic. Teletovic's wife had twins Tuesday and he will not be with the team until the playoffs.

Andrei Kirilenko will start in place of Shaun Livingston, who will miss his third straight game.

 

Deron Williams, Mirza Teletovic, Joe Johnson

Mirza Teletovic (right) is expecting his third child. (AP)

Mirza Teletovic will miss tonight's Nets-Knicks game as his wife expects their third child, Bosnian website BrzeVijesti reports today.

The report is in Bosnian, but was forwarded to us by Twitter user @BosanacH, who adds that the report was given to BrzeVijesti by Teletovic's father:

A quick Google Translate run-through seems to confirm this fact.

Congratulations to Teletovic on the expected birth of his third child.

 

Jason Kidd

Don't do it, Jason. (AP)

We don't normally do this, but with the last two days of the season at hand and a fair amount of Nets news & notes around the 'net, here's what's cooking:
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