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Streak Hits Nine as Nets Blow It in Minnesota

How low can they go? How about losing a seven-point lead with 1:19 to go to the worst team in the league, extending their losing streak to nine games? That's exactly what the Nets did Sunday night in Minnesota. They led from the start and had a 14-point lead early in the fourth. The T-Wolves used a 12-2 run to get to within four and it was 95-88 after a Vince Carter jumper with 1:19 to go. Minnesota then scored the final 10 points of the game, taking the lead on a pair of Al Jefferson free throws after corralling an offensive board with 11 seconds on the clock. Richard Jefferson then drove and got a great look on the other end, but his bank shot fell short. After Jefferson hit another pair at the line, Vince Carter missed a desperation three at the buzzer. The two Jeffersons combined for 75 points with Minnesota's Al going for a career-high 40 to go along with 19 rebounds.