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NEW YORK -- One of the greats to wear green, Paul Pierce found it strange playing for the other side. "It was a little weird looking over and seeing all the green uniforms," he said of his first game against the Boston Celtics. "Im used to lining up in the green and white for so long." Pierce made just one basket but grabbed 10 rebounds and added five assists to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Celtics 82-80 on Tuesday night in the first matchup between the teams since a blockbuster trade on draft night. Brook Lopez scored 20 points and Andrey Blatche had 14 starting in place of Kevin Garnett for the Nets, who won it when Chris Johnson made two free throws with 7.0 seconds left after the game was tied at 80. Pierce finished 1 of 6, his only basket a driving layup with 6.2 seconds left in the first half in the first meeting between the teams since the deal that sent Pierce and Garnett to Brooklyn. Coach Jason Kidd told Pierce to treat it like a green and white scrimmage -- and the white pulled it out. "I thought he handled it well, as any professional would," Kidd said. Courtney Lee led the Celtics with 14 points but missed a potential tying jumper in the final seconds. Pierce was the first Nets starter announced after he was always the last guy called in Boston. Originally shaken by the trade, he seemed to enjoy reminders of his past and catching up with his old teammates. He had a chat with Rajon Rondo by the Celtics bench while the Nets were shooting free throws, and later said something that drew a smile from Avery Bradley after blocking the guards shot. Pierce also visited the Celtics in their locker room before the game to wish them luck this season. "It was weird at first, but its at a point now where people just got to get used to it," Celtics forward Jeff Green said of the trade. Pierce spent 15 years with the Celtics and is second on their career scoring list and was the MVP of the 2008 NBA Finals. He knows he has a lesser role on a deep Nets team, but wont accept that his days as an elite scorer are over. "I still have it in the tank," he said. "When the big games come, I still am more than capable." Garnett didnt play as part of a regularly scheduled night off after the Nets played Monday in Philadelphia. Kidd called it a "reward" for Garnetts good work during the preseason, though Garnett has already made it clear he doesnt want nights off. The Nets were also without Deron Williams, who remains out with a sprained right ankle, and key reserves Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) and Jason Terry (left knee), who was also part of the trade. The Nets host the Miami Heat on Thursday night. They will retire Kidds No. 5 before the game. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Jersey . Gomes drove in all three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Cleveland rallied for a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Michael Carter-Williams Jersey . Cincinnati has lost back-to-back games in overtime, wasting a chance to take a commanding lead in their division. http://www.basketballhornetsauthority.c ... rsey-c-17/. Nowitzki scored 28 points, Harris had a season-high 14 for the second straight game and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 116-106 Sunday night. Cody Zeller Jersey . Hamelin overcame a weak start to win bronze in the 500-metre race behind winner Wu Dajing of China and American J.R. Celski on Saturday at the world short track speed skating championship. Larry Johnson Jersey .com) - The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings are ready to put all the talk and hype surrounding their meeting at Dodger Stadium behind them.Lewis Hamilton will start the defence of his world title from pole position after dominating qualifying for the Australian GP. But while the F1 world champion impressed, the new elimination-style qualifying fell flat with Sky F1s Martin Brundle calling for it to be abolished immediately and Hamiltons Mercedes boss Toto Wolff branding it rubbish.Hamiltons pole was the 50th of his F1 career with the Englishman eight tenths clear of the first non-Mercedes car. I enjoyed driving the car today, there were some sexy laps. They just flowed, no mistakes, Hamilton said.Nico Rosberg secured a Silver Arrows front row lock out with his final lap in Q3 to leap ahead of both Ferraris after Scuderia pair Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen sat out the final five minutes. Sky Sports F1s Martin Brundle and David Croft give their damning verdict on the new F1 qualifying format which resulted in no action for the last four min Conclusions from qualifying for the Australian GPThe new format saw only the two Mercedes drivers attempt a second run, with the 90-second elimination clock not giving some of the drivers enough time to pit for fresh tyres and complete a flying lap.And that produced a rather dull conclusion to qualifying with pole position secured with around four minutes of the session remaining and the final minutes ticking down with no cars on track. Weve made a step forward, tomorrow we should be quite a bit closer and we expected them to be strong in qualifying, said Vettel.I was happy with the run I had in the end so we called it there and saved a set of tyres for tomorrow.Kimi Raikkonen was fourth quickest ahead of an impressive Max Verstappen who was fifth for Toro Rosso. The young Dutchman edged out the Williams of Felipe Massa, with Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo completing the top eight.The final minutes of Q2 also saw no cars on track as the two Force India drivers returned to the pits rather than trying to improve on the ninth and 10th places for Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg respectively. Qualifying has to change Sky Sports F1s Martin Brundle says qualifying has to change immediately Valtteri Bottas was a disappointing 11th for Williams, just ahead of the McLarens of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.We didnt have any tyres left. In the end it all works out with the quicker tyres towards the front as they have more tyres left from Q1 so nothing has really changed, BButton told Sky Sports F1.ddddddddddddP12 and P13 is slightly better than I expected coming here, it is not too bad a starting point. Behind the two McLarens came the two Renaults, with Jolyon Palmer out-qualifying Kevin Magnussen on the French marques return to F1.Daniil Kvyat was the biggest name to drop out qualifying early on with the Red Bull man only 18th.It felt like a bit wrong positioning, a bit wrong everything and it caught us out a bit, Kvyat told Sky Sports F1.We will have to really learn for today.Pascal Wehrlein was the first man to be eliminated under the new qualifying regulations. Manor only sent their drivers out for one flying lap and both were sat in the garage as the elimination clock hit zero.However, Wehrlein will still start ahead of team-mate Rio Haryanto after the Indonesian picked up a three-place grid penalty for a collision with Grosjean during final practice. Haas Romain Grosjean and Manors Rio Haryanto make contact with one another during the Australian Grand Prix. Q31. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:23.8372. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:24.1973. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1:24.6754. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1:25.0335. Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso, 1:25.4346. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1:25.4587. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso, 1:25.5828. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:25.589Q29. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1:25.75310. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1:25.86511. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1:25.96112. Fernando Alonso, McLaren, 1:26.12513. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1:26.30414. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, 1:27.60115. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, 1:27.742Q116. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, 1:27.43517. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, 1:27.95818. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull, 1:28.00619. Romain Grosjean, Haas, 1:28.32220. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, 1:29.60621. Rio Haryanto, Manor, 1:29.62722. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, 1:29.642The first race of the 2016 F1 season, the Australian GP, is exclusively live on Sky Sports F1. The race in Melbourne starts at 5am on Sunday. Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. Fast and easy online upgrade - click here. 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