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Pacers Run by Nets

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Midway through the second quarter Friday night at Conseco Fieldhouse, the Nets were up 44-34 and looked like they were building on Wednesday's win over the Bulls. But what followed was a 14 minute stretch were the Pacers outscored them 44-24, and that was the difference in the game. The Nets went almost six minutes without a field goal in the third, while Indiana caught fire. For the game, the Nets committed 23 turnovers, their highest total since mid-November. Richard Jefferson scored 34 points on 12-of-21 shooting and Boki Nachbar had 22 off the bench, but the other four starters (Vince Carter, Marcus Williams, Nenad Krstic and Josh Boone) combined for just 24. The Pacers had six players in double figures, led by Mike Dunleavy with 34. Meanwhile, Larry Bird told reporters he would be entertaining offers for Jermaine O'Neal this summer.