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Nets Take Pistons Down a Notch

In what had to be the Nets' best game of the season, New Jersey snapped Detroit's 11-game winning streak and extended their own home winning streak to 9. After a miserable road trip, everyone contributed in this win, with Jason Kidd leading the way. Kidd had 23 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Nets starters finished with more than 17 points. Jason Collins also came up big with 8 rebounds while neutralizing Ben Wallace. And at the end, as the Pistons tried to catch up with the Nets, it was the two Jasons ending their chances with daggers at either end of the court. Collins took a charge from Tayshaun Prince. Then, with the Nets up by one and 48 seconds left, Kidd faked a pass before hitting a wide-open three to clinch it. The Nets outrebounded the 37-6 Pistons, 46-40. The game also saw rookie Antoine Wright move into the rotation for the first time, playing seven minutes and scoring two points. The Nets improved to 22-0 when leading after three quarters.