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After signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, Jason Collins became the NBA’s first openly gay player, and the first in the four major North American sports. Collins discussed this and more before Brooklyn’s game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.

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Bill Simmons has ranked the 30 worst contracts in the NBA, and three Nets appear on the list: the Deron Williams/Joe Johnson backcourt and injured center Brook Lopez.

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The Nets talk Kevin Garnett vs Tim Duncan 

SNY’s GEICO SportsNite has coverage of Brooklyn Nets practice as the team gets ready for their matchup against Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs, which could possibly the last Kevin Garnett / Tim Duncan showdown.

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What to watch for against the Thunder

Friday night, the Nets square off against the Oklahoma City Thunder for the final time this season. It was against this very Thunder team that the Nets started their torrid January run.  In that contest, the Nets played a lights out defense in the second half. Brooklyn surrendered just 34 points in third and fourth quarters combined, holding Kevin Durant to just 3-of-7 shooting in 16 minutes in the process. That allowed the Nets to overcome a 16 point deficit. But a second win won’t be easy. 

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“We’re putting games together, we’re putting quarters together, it’s not just one quarter or two quarters or a half,” Paul Pierce said. “We’re starting to be more consistent and we’re building trust on both ends.” - Nets beginning to roll after rout of Knicks - SNY Nets

Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson, and Paul Pierce react after the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks 103-80 on Martin Luther King Day at Madison Square Garden.

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What to watch for against the Hawks in London - SNY Nets →

Finally, the Nets will play another basketball game, as they take on the Hawks today in London. Tip is 3:00 Eastern Time, so get your smartphone apps ready. More>