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Nets Move Into Playoff Position With Big Win Over Sixers

The Nets brought their best in the biggest game of the season. Four Nets finished with double-doubles, Jason Kidd's was a triple-double, and Vince Carter scored 43 points, as the Nets moved into playoff position, moving ahead of Cleveland who lost earlier in the day. The Nets took control of the game early, building a 17 point lead in the first quarter. They cruised the rest of the way, holding the Sixers to 38% from the field and forcing 18 Philly turnovers. Carter shot 17 of 33 from the field, including 4 of 9 from beyond the arc, and grabbed 11 rebounds. He hit the jumper when it was given to him, and he sliced to the rim for plenty of acrobatic Vincanity. Kidd recorded his 67th career triple-double, finishing with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists. Brian Scalabrine scored the first 7 Nets points and finished with 13 points and 11 boards. Nenad Krstic started off slow, but scored 12 of his 18 points in the 4th quarter and recorded his 8th double-double of his rookie season.