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Nets Go Down 0-2 As They're Killed on the Boards Again

In some ways, Game 2 was much different than Game 1. But in the most important manner, it was exactly the same. The Cavs outrebounded the Nets 49-32 on Tuesday night, grabbing 19 offensive boards, which they converted to 20 second-chance points. That, and 17 New Jersey turnovers, was enough to overcome some hot Nets shooting (52 percent overall, 8-14 from downtown) for a 10-point victory. The game was actually close throughout, and the Nets led by three early in the fourth, but the Cavs then used a quick 7-0 run to take the lead for good. Vince Carter had a chance to tie it twice with less than six minutes to go, but after he missed both times, Cleveland finished the game on a 15-7 run. Carter led the Nets with 26 points, but shot just 10-26 from the field, while Jason Kidd, Richard Jefferson and Mikki Moore combined to shoot 19-for-28. LeBron James led the Cavs with 36 points and 12 boards.