Nets Drop Fifth Straight To Pacers; Humphries To Undergo MRI

Unable to hang with the improved Indiana Pacers without Kris Humphries (shoulder injury), the Nets dropped their fifth straight game on Monday, falling 108-94 at the Prudential Center. Indiana led from start to finish, scoring the first six points of the game and leading by as many as 19.

The Nets were within five early in the third quarter, but just couldn't stop the Pacers, who shot 53 percent from the field and 13-for-21 from 3-point range, making it two straight nights where the Nets allowed their opponent to shoot better than 60 percent from deep.

The Nets shot just 31 percent themselves, getting little beyond Deron Williams 22 points and MarShon Brooks' 21. Brooks came off the bench in the first quarter, but started the third, shooting 8-for-17 and also grabbing seven rebounds. Williams dished out eight assists.

Avery Johnson said Humphries would undergo an MRI Tuesday but said "it doesn't look good", that the Nets leading rebounder couldn't raise his left arm without pain. The Nets also got a scare in the second quarter when Deron Williams met Tyler Hansbrough in a mid-air collision and fell on his ribs.

Jordan Williams made his NBA debut but did not score in nearly three minutes.

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