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Redemption

The Nets concluded their ridiculous road trip with a little reparation from the basketball gods. Down two with 5.9 seconds on the clock, Vince Carter went the length of the floor and nailed a long three-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Nets an improbable win at EnergySolutions Arena Monday night. It was a high-scoring game and the Nets trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half. With Carter in foul trouble early, Jason Kidd brought them back into the game by the break with 20 points, five boards and five assists in the first half. Carter then took over in the second half and the game was close over the course of the final 24 minutes. But Utah took a four-point lead with 1:22 to go in the game and, after a Mikki Moore free throw and a Carter dunk, Deron Williams had a chance to push the lead back to three at the line with 5.9 on the clock. He missed the first though, and after he connected on the second, Jason Kidd inbounded the ball to Carter, who did the rest. VC finished with 33 points (29 in the second half) on 10-of-15 from the floor and, with Bostjan Nachbar out with the flu, Eddie House and Marcus Williams gave the Nets a huge lift off the bench. The Nets were outrebounded 44-21, but they shot 10-19 from downtown and Utah committed 21 turnovers.