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Nets Can't Hang with Blazers, Fall to 0-15

The Nets continued on their path toward history in Portland Wednesday night, scoring just 39 second-half points in a 93-83 loss to the Blazers. An 11-0 Blazers run put them up 12 midway through the second quarter, but the Nets closed the half strong and were down just five at the break. The tied the game midway through the third, but the Blazers answered with an 8-0 run, led by six at the end of the period and opened the game up midway through the fourth. The Nets hung in, but never cut the lead to less than eight after that. Brook Lopez recovered from his rough night in Denver with a career-high 32 points and 14 rebounds, and Chris Douglas-Roberts and Trenton Hassell added 18 and 10 points respectively. The Blazers shot 50 percent from the field and outscored the Nets 27-3 from 3-point range. Lopez's point total was the highest by a Net center since Sam Bowie scored 34 vs. Houston in December 1991. Shawn Bradley also scored 32 in a March 1996 game.