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Defense Rests...and Rests and Rests

The Nets know the's newness and defense suffers a lot more when players don't know or fully trust each other. That was the theme Thursday as the players and coaches talked about lessons learned following the Suns' debacle. If the hurt of a blowout wasn't enough, Vince Carter didn't practice because of a twisted ankle and Chris Douglas-Roberts had to get an MRI on his knee. Still, there were positives, like Yi Jianlian's progress.