The Brooklyn Nets’ 2014 Post-Season Play

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Simon Garber has served as the president of Yellow Cab SLSJET Management for more than 12 years. When he is not managing the company, Simon Garber enjoys supporting New York sports teams like the Brooklyn Nets.

After a 35-year absence, the Nets basketball franchise returned to New York City, transitioning from the New Jersey Nets to the Brooklyn Nets. Over the course of the team’s first three seasons in New York, the Nets have made three consecutive playoff appearances. In 2014, the Nets, led by off-season acquisitions Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, won the franchise’s first post-season series in seven years.

Seeded sixth in the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets opened their post-season campaign against the third-seeded Toronto Raptors. Despite holding home court advantage, the Raptors dropped Game 1 by a score of 94-87. Subsequently prevailing 100-95 at home in Game 2, Toronto lost Game 3 in Brooklyn by just four points and faced the risk of falling behind in the series 3-1, a deficit only eight NBA teams have ever overcome to win the conference title.

The Raptors responded in Game 4, posting an 87-79 road victory to reclaim home court advantage, and returned to Canada with enough momentum for a close 115-113 win in Game 5. Suddenly facing elimination, the Nets came up with the most comfortable victory of the series, achieving a 97-83 win in Game 6. Brooklyn relied heavily on its veterans during Game 7, including a series-winning block by Pierce that ensured a 104-103 triumph.

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