Paul Pierce


The Brooklyn Nets have clinched a playoff spot, and the Sixers have won two of their last four games.


NEW YORK -- The Sixers will try and rebound, no pun intended, from two lopsided losses on Friday and Saturday, when the Hawks beat them by 26 points and the Pistons by 17, respectively.


BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett stole the ball from his friend and put the finishing touch on an emotional night with a layup that helped him and Paul Pierce become winners in their return to Boston.