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Paul Pierce wants LeBron assignment

Updated: May 11, 2014, 6:34 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Prior to Game 2 of their playoff series against the Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets veteran Paul Pierce went to coach Jason Kidd and asked for the responsibility of guarding LeBron James.

Pierce knows James' tendencies better than any other Net after numerous playoff battles, and he wanted the Nets to see that he isn't intimidated by James or afraid of the Heat.

After helping slow James down over the last three quarters of the Nets' 104-90 win in Game 3, Pierce ...

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