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Late Effort Ends Losing Streak(s)

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A solid all-around performance in the fourth quarter permitted the Nets to end their dual losing streaks, five games overall and six games on the road, against the Grizzlies Saturday. New Jersey outscored Memphis 27-18 in the fourth, with Jarvis Hayes (defense) and Vince Carter and Keyon Dooling (offense) leading the way. After going up by 11 in the third, the Nets looked like they were going to win going away, but an O.J. Mayo-led run put the Grizz ahead by one. After that, the Nets seemed decide enough was enough and built the lead up to 15 late in the fourth before coasting the last two minutes. Carter again led the Nets with 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting, including 3-for-7 from downtown. Devin Harris played an equally efficient game, scoring 17 points, passing out eight assists without a turnover and grabbing five rebounds. Three other Nets--Ryan Anderson, Keyon Dooling and Bobby Simmons--were in double figures as well. Anderson missed his first double-double by one rebound and Chris Douglas-Roberts scored six in his return to the city where he was First Team All-American. After setting an all-time team low with five turnovers in San Antonio on Friday, the Nets had just seven a night later. For Memphis, Mayo had 23 points and Hakim Warrick had 13. Rudy Gay had 12 but shot only 4-for-17.