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Nets Win, But Carter Injures Hamstring in Preseason Opener

Vince Carter strained his left hamstring while scoring on a runner in the second quarter of the Nets' preseason opener in Paris on Thursday. He did not return to the game after that and is day-to-day, although Lawrence Frank described it as "just a little strained hamstring." Miami led most of the game, but the Nets eventually took the lead midway through the fourth. The game was tied in the final seconds of regulation when a Maurice Ager shot from the corner hit the side of the backboard. The Nets then outscored the Heat 9-7 in overtime, pulling out the win when a Daequan Cook three fell short at the buzzer. Devin Harris turned the ball over early and often, but he led the Nets with 21 points, while Chris Douglas-Roberts added 18, including a personal 12-2 run that cut a 12-point Miami lead down to two in the second quarter. Bobby Simmons, Ryan Anderson and Sean Williams got the start up front. Eduardo Najera (wrist), Keyon Dooling (ankle), Jarvis Hayes (hamstring) didn't play because of injury. Frank told Yi Jianlian and Brook Lopez he would use them in London. That way they'll get big minutes...and others won't.