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Carter's Lefty Dunk Steals the Show...and the Game

Sometimes, he makes it look so damn easy. Vince Carter had his second straight playoff classic Tuesday, his 34-point, 15-rebound, 7-assist night capped off with a spectacular left-handed dunk to seal the game with 28 seconds left. With the 92-86 win, the Nets are now up 3-to-2, with a chance to end the Pacers' season Thursday in Indianapolis. Carter had hit a mid-range shot with 51 seconds left to set the stage for the dunk over Jermaine O'Neal, putting the Nets up five. Richard Jefferson made the Carter heroics easier with a corner three pointer at 1:22. Although Carter stole the spotlight, the Nets Fab Four all did what is expected of them with Jefferson going for 24 points, Nenad Krstic getting a double-double with 19 and 11, and Jason Kidd setting a Nets' playoff record with 15 assists. It was a see-saw game all night, with the Pacers refusing to go away each time the Nets would mount a lead. Jermaine O'Neal led five Pacers in double figures with 19. Nets' nemesis Anthony Johnson added 14. Peja Stojakovic, Jeff Foster and Jamal Tinsley didn't play.