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Nets Get One

And just like that, after six straight losses, one win puts the Nets back atop the Atlantic Division. And not coincidentally, it was an Atlantic Division opponent that was the cure for what ailed them, as the Nets ended their losing streak with a come-from-behind victory in Boston Wednesday night. Things did not look good after a 14-0 Boston run gave the C's a 15-point lead late in the third quarter, but the will of Jason Kidd, the scoring of Vince Carter and the energy of Hassan Adams brought the Nets all the way back. They couldn't get over the hump though until Richard Jefferson hit a three with 1:19 to go in the fourth to give the Nets a one-point advantage. The Celtics then finished themselves off by taking bad shots (or no shots at all) on their final three possessions. Carter led the Nets with 23 points and Kidd finished with 19, 8 & 9, but it was Adams' 16 points and 8 boards off the bench that will be remembered.