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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.   Pierce was introduced in front of a large media contingent along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry at the Barclays Center.   Garnett, Pierce and Terry were obtained in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics.

“We are going to kick butt and take names,” Terry told ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s Ryan Ruocco on Thursday.

The Nets-New York Knicks rivalry is obviously on everyone’s minds, as well — although all the players responded no when asked their opinions on which team is No. 1 in the city.