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Nets Escape With OT Win Over Thunder

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The Nets got back to .500 before beginning their toughest stretch of the season by pulling out a 103-99 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night at the IZOD Center. Both teams led by as many as eight points in the first half and Oklahoma City was up seven at halftime. The Nets seemingly took control with a 16-0 run midway through the third quarter, but they couldn't put the Thunder away and the game was tied in the closing minutes of regulation. It looked like Vince Carter gave the Nets the lead with a three with eight seconds to go, but Lawrence Frank had called timeout just before the shot went up. Devin Harris then missed a jumper to win it with one second left. The Nets scored the first seven points of overtime though, and Oklahoma City never got a chance to tie. Brook Lopez had 20 points at halftime and finished with a career-high 31, in addition to 13 boards. They shot just 15-39 from the field, but Carter and Harris combined for 38 points, with VC adding a career-high six steals and Harris adding eight assists. It's the second straight game in which Carter has achieved a career high (14 assists vs. the Bucks). Keyon Dooling added 14 points off the bench, while Nenad Krstic scored 12 points for the Thunder.