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Carter's 45 Leads Nets In Comeback

It was a slow start to the post-break season for the Nets, as they scored just 12 points on 5-20 shooting in the first quarter in Milwaukee Tuesday night. Vince Carter was just 1-6 from the field himself and after hitting two shots in the second, had just seven points at the half, as the Nets trailed by nine at the break. Carter then went off in the third, tying a career high with 24 points in the third, as the Nets got back into the game. With six minutes to go in the fourth however, Carter had yet to score in the final period and the Nets still trailed by four points. Carter then scored the final 14 points of the game for the Nets, including two huge baskets in the final minute that turned a one-point deficit into a three-point lead. Carter finished with 45 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile Jason Kidd recorded his fourth triple-double of the season with 12 points, 12 boards and 13 assists. Richard Jefferson added 14 points while holding Michael Redd to 4 of 13 from the field. It was just the Nets second win in their last 11 games in Milwaukee.