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Nets Earn Split With Pacers

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The Nets turned the tables on the Pacers Saturday night at IZOD Center, taking control of the game early in the third quarter just as the Pacers had done the night before in Indiana. Finishing the first half on a 12-3 run, the Nets took a four-point lead into the break. Then Richard Jefferson came out of halftime on fire, scoring 12 points in the first three minutes of the third as the Nets built a 13-point lead. The Pacers got to within five late in the fourth quarter, but the Nets held on for a 102-91 win. Jefferson led all scorers with 36 points on 12-of-21 shooting, Vince Carter added 24 points (18 in the first half), nine boards and five assists, while Marcus Williams recovered well from Friday's night's struggles, grabbing seven boards and dishing out a career-high 13 assists. Josh Boone recorded his ninth double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 boards, while going 5-for-5 from the free throw line. As a team, the Nets outrebounded Indiana 57-33. Meanwhile, Brett Yormark told reporters he doesn't think the team will be "adversely affected" by the traded. "We have had very little negative responses to this trade, in terms of calls we've received or e-mails from our fans."