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Nets Make It Look Easy in Utah

The NBA's top scoring duo--Devin Harris and Vince Carter--combined for 56 points in playing the Jazz like a saxophone Saturday. After two games of 18 points sandwiched around a game of 21, Harris went back to scoring in bunches, finishing with 34 points along with seven assists. Carter, making it look easy, had 22 on 9-for-17 shooting. The Nets were in control from the first quarter on, outscoring Utah 55-38 in the middle periods, then coasting through the fourth. At one point, the Nets led by 23 after a series of Harris spin moves in the lane. The Nets' big men had foul trouble early, but timely contributions by Stromile Swift in his first game back helped them stay competitive. Swift, who hadn't played a full five-on-five contract practice, grabbed five rebounds and blocked a shot in nine minutes. Utah, still without Carlos Boozer, played a sloppy game all night, but finished with six players in double figures, led by Paul Milsap with 20. Deron Williams, trying to compete in a back-to-back for the first time since his ankle injury, had 10 points and 13 assists, but was hurting. The Nets are 6-2 in their last eight games.