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Carter Sets Record, But Nets Fall in Philly

Vince Carter broke the Nets' franchise record for most points in a season, but the Nets bench could not hold on to a big lead, falling to the Sixers in Philadelphia Tuesday night. Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson did not play for the Nets, while Allen Iverson and Chris Webber didn't even show up for the Sixers. Carter played just 19 minutes, but his three-pointer midway through the third quarter gave him 1,911 points on the season, topping the mark of 1,909 set by Bernard King in the 1977-78 season. The Nets came out hot and led by as many as 17 points late in the first quarter, but they settled for too many outside shots, setting a franchise record with 36 three-point attempts, and the Sixers slowly climbed back in the game. They led by as many as 10 points with a few minutes to go in the game, but the Nets had a shot to tie it at the buzzer with a three. Zoran Planinic's attempt was off however, and the Nets failed in their bid for the first ever winning road record in franchise history. Lamond Murray started the game for Jefferson and led the team with 19 points, while Bostjan Nachbar scored 14 points off the bench. Jacque Vaughn, starting for Kidd, dished out 13 assists, but did not attempt a field goal.