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New Nets have championship dreams

Updated: July 19, 2013, 1:02 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Paul Pierce believes his new team is primed to make a run at the Eastern Conference title, although the veteran small forward has a bigger goal in mind for the Brooklyn Nets: capturing the NBA championship.

"I think we're going to be right up there with the best of them," Pierce said Thursday.

"Obviously I would've loved to have finished my career in Boston, but that day and age is finally over with. My ultimate drive is winning a championship."

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