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Nets Come Back and Win Thriller in Orlando

The Nets looked like their old selves in the first half Wednesday night in Orlando, unable to make a shot (33 percent from the field) and unable to hold on to the ball (eight turnovers). The Magic led by as many as 15 in the second quarter and by 14 late in the third, but the Nets hung around. And it was an eight-point game when they made their move in the fourth, using a 14-2 run to take the lead. After that, the game went back and forth, with the Nets getting big baskets from Darrell Armstrong (really) and Jason Collins (really!). A pair of Vince Carter free throws gave the Nets a one-point lead with 25 seconds to go and on the final Magic possession, Jason Kidd knocked the ball away from Hedo Turkoglu on a drive and Keith Bogans' desperation heave at the buzzer fell short. The Nets shot 58 percent and committed just five turnovers in the second half and finished with seven players in double-figures, including Collins (10) and Armstrong (13), who each recorded season highs. Carter led the team with 18, Richard Jefferson had 14, and Kidd finished two assists short of a triple-double. He also passed Magic Johnson on the all-time rebounding list and handed out his 9,000th assist.