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Nets Fight Back, Carter Wins Another at the Buzzer

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The Nets finally got a win at home, and it's one they can build on, beating the Hawks in overtime at the IZOD Center Friday night. They scored just 29 points in the first half, shooting 12-38 from the field and turning the ball over 12 times. Lawrence Frank was ejected midway through the second quarter and the Hawks led by 20 at halftime. But with Brian Hill calling the shots and much more energy on the floor, the Nets came roaring back in the third quarter and took the lead early in the fourth. The game was tied in the final seconds of regulation and went to OT after Vince Carter missed the potential game-winner at the buzzer. The Nets were up one with the ball with 20 seconds to go in overtime, but Devin Harris was stripped and Josh Smith scored on the other end with 11 seconds on the clock. After a foul, Carter took the inbounds pass near midcourt and pulled up for a 32-footer that hit nothing but net as time expired. It was Carter's second buzzer beater this season and the 14th of his career. Harris led the Nets with 26 points and 11 assists, while Carter added 18 points and Brook Lopez grabbed 11 boards. The Nets outrebounded the Hawks 52-42 for the game and shot 13-23 from three point range after halftime.