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Nets Escape Hornet Scare

The Nets needed overtime to defeat the New Orleans Hornets Friday night at the Meadowlands. New Jersey committed 30 turnovers in the game, but shot 54% from the field and came back from a 7 point deficit with less than 2 minutes to go in regulation. Richard Jefferson led the Nets with 24 points on 11 of 17 shooting, and Eric Williams contributed 19 points on 7 of 11. Jason Kidd played 28 minutes, scoring 8 points while grabbing 5 rebounds and dishing out 8 assists.