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Pierce, Garnett to Nets as blockbuster finished

Updated: July 12, 2013, 6:35 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Feeling he was close to a deal for Paul Pierce, a thought crossed Billy King's mind.

"I asked, `What about KG?"" the Nets general manager said.

Yes, Brooklyn is also getting Kevin Garnett -- and a real shot at contending for a championship.

"I would say ending today it's a good day for the organization," King said Friday on a conference call.

And it's the close of a championship chapter in the Celtics' storied history.

Boston's blockbuster breakup is ...

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