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Nets Hold On to Beat Celtics

In what will probably be the last game of the regular season in which all five starters play, the Nets held on to beat the Celtics Sunday night at the Meadowlands. Lawrence Frank used his bench liberally and got solid performances from Clifford Robinson, Zoran Planinic and Jacque Vaughn. The Nets led by as many as 14 points, but it was a two-point game with five seconds to go. Orien Greene tripped and lost the ball as time expired though, and the Celtics were not able to get a shot to tie it. Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson each played just 28 minutes, while Vince Carter played 33. Nenad Krstic led the Nets with 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting, while Jason Collins led them with 11 rebounds.