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Carter Heroics Down Bobcats as Nets End Road Losing Streak

Vince Carter followed his own miss with 9.6 seconds left, ending a night of struggle for him and his Nets' teammates...along with the team's seven game road losing streak. Carter endured one of his worst shooting nights against Charlotte, hitting on only 7-of-20 shots from the field. But the Nets' lone all-Star cashed in at the end, scoring six of the Nets' last eight points as he headed off for Houston and All-Star Weekened. Richard Jefferson and Nenad Krstic supplied most of the Nets' scoring power early against the undermanned Bobcats. Jefferson had 25 points and 10 rebounds. Krstic scored 22. Carter's dagger came after the Bobcats' Matt Carroll hit a long two pointer with 16 seconds left. With Carroll dogging him, Carter drove the hole, missed a layup, then in one motion caught the ball and put it back. The win preserved the Nets's season-long record of winning every game after being ahead at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Melvin Ely, who the Nets covet, scored 15 points, but only two in the second half.