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Nets Stay Alive with Comfortable Victory in Cleveland

The Nets hadn't won a game all year when they scored less than 85 points, but they did it Wednesday night in Cleveland, and just in time. A 30-point third quarter (where they led by as many as 22) gave them enough of a cushion to survive a six-point fourth (where Cleveland cut it to as little as nine) and they forced a Game 6 back at the Meadowlands Friday night. Jason Kidd led the way with 20 points and nine boards, as five Nets finished in double figures. The Cavs outrebounded the Nets 45-39, but they shot just 33 percent from the field. The 19 points scored by the two teams in the fourth is the lowest total in NBA history.