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Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are out for the Nets on Wednesday, while they'll use a makeshift starting lineup of Marquis Teague, Jorge Gutierrez, Marcus Thornton, Jason Collins and Andray Blatche.

Thornton (back) 'day to day' after early exit

NEW YORK -- Quick Brooklyn Nets notes from Sunday night’s 114-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center: • Nets guard Marcus Thornton said he came back from his back injury too quickly. Thornton reaggravated his back in the game and the team ruled him out in the fourth quarter. Marcus Thornton #10 SGBrooklyn Nets 2014 STATS GM46 PPG9.2 RPG2.7 APG1.0 FG%.381 FT%.808 Thornton called himself “day to day.
NetsDaily Mar 26, 2014
Update: Deron Williams will play vs. Bobcats; Marcus Thornton remains a game-time decision

Update: Deron Williams will play vs. Bobcats; Marcus Thornton remains a game-time decision

The Brooklyn Nets announced that Deron Williams, who missed Wednesday's shootaround because of an "illness," will be in the lineup as they face off against the Charlotte Bobcats. Deron Williams (illness) is playing tonight. Marcus Thornton remains a game-time decision so you're just gonna have to wait. Ok? #nets — Alex Raskin (@alexraskinNYC) March 26, 2014 Marcus Thornton, who hurt his back on Monday night against the Pelicans, is a game-time decision. So, we won't know until closer to the game whether or not he'll play, but it does sound unlikely at this point. We will update as we...

No KG, AK-47 tonight; D-Will out too?

The Brooklyn Nets will be without Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko when they face the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night, and could also be without Deron Williams and Marcus Thornton. Williams (illness) and Thornton (back) have been listed as game-time decisions by the team. Garnett will miss his 14th straight game due to back spasms, while Kirilenko will miss his second straight game and 33rd overall this season due to a sprained left ankle.
NetsDaily Mar 24, 2014

Injury Update: Marcus Thornton hurts back against the Pelicans

In his hometown, Marcus Thornton couldn't finish the game. "The Baton Rouge Bomber" left Monday's contest early with a bruised lower back. He was ruled out for the rest of the game at halftime. Marchus Thornton has a bruised lower back and will not return to the game, per #Nets — Reed Wallach (@ReedWallach) March 25, 2014 Thornton had three points on just one-of-six shooting, so it seemed like tonight may have not be his nights. However, with the Nets and their back issues, hopefully this doesn't linger like it has with Andrei Kirilenko and Kevin Garnett.
NetsDaily Mar 24, 2014
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It's "Micro Marco" for the Nets

It's been 13 games since the Nets traded for Marcus Thornton (and he recovered from a lobster mac 'n cheese surprise).  For Billy King, who's the master of small trades, it was another coup.  He gave up Reggie Evans who wasn't playing and Jason Terry who shouldn't have. No picks, no draft rights, no cash, nothing else went west to Sacramento. As Jeff Caplan of NBA.com reports, "Thornton, who has been a serious upgrade from the man he replaced, aging sixth man Jason Terry, is averaging 12.5 ppg with Brooklyn while shooting 46.3 percent overall and 40.6 percent from beyond the...

How Thornton developed his quick shot

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets reserve guard Marcus Thornton, known for his ability to provide instant offense off the bench, has one of the quickest releases in the NBA. “I’ve always had that because I was always smaller than everybody else when I was younger, so I had to get it out fast or I’d get it blocked back in my face,” Thornton, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 205 pounds, told ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday. “It just stuck with me throughout my career.

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