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Krstic Hurt, Nets' Comeback Falls Short

The Nets may have lost Nenad Krstic for an extended amount of time after he injured his left knee in the third quarter Friday night at the Meadowlands. Krstic caught a pass in the lane, pivoted and immediately fell to the floor, grasping his knee. After the game, he said he "heard a pop." He will have an MRI on Saturday to determine the extent of the damage. The Nets were playing catch-up most of the night and had the game tied with less than nine minutes to go. The Lakers then went on a 15-2 run, seemingly putting the game away with a 98-85 lead with less than three minutes left. But the Nets scored 10 straight points and had a chance to tie it, but a Vince Carter three was off the mark in the final seconds. Carter led all scorers with 33 points, but a balanced Laker attack (six players in double-figures, 28 assists on 34 field goals) was too much for the Nets.