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Losing battle so far for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

Ex-Celtics yet to click with the Nets

NEW YORK — With the home team trailing by 25 points after three quarters in Thursday night’s game, Brooklyn Nets public address announcer David Diamante implored the home fans to rise to their feet and support the team.

The only thing missing from the fans’ response was rotten tomatoes. Diamante’s suggestion was soundly booed and the longtime boxing voice with the waist-length dreadlocks lowered himself back into his chair for the painful final quarter. The Nets were embarrassed again, this time by the rival New York Knicks, 113-83, and what was supposed to be a breakthrough season for the franchise continued in misery.

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