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Nets Continue to Come Up Short

Two days. Two bad opponents. Two overtime losses. The Nets continue to underachieve, losing for the seventh time in nine games, this time to the 15-33 Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center Monday night. The Nets led by 11 points midway through the third quarter, but a 15-2 Sixers run gave Philly the lead early in the fourth. They led by three late, but Eddie House tied the game with a jumper from the corner with eight seconds to go in regulation, forcing OT. Unable to get stops early in the extra period, the Nets trailed by five, but they had a chance to tie or win it (needing to go the full length of the floor) down two after a Kyle Korver free throw. Jason Kidd then got the ball to Vince Carter, who once again went for the win, but his 28-footer hit the back of the rim. Free throws were a problem once again, as the Nets made just 17-of-29 from the line. Carter led the Nets with 23 points and 10 boards, but he shot just 8-of-23 from the floor.