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Nets Can't Recover From Terrible First Half

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The Nets moved to within one game of the NBA record for the longest winless streak to start a season with a 109-96 loss in Sacramento Friday night. They looked very much like an 0-16 team in the first half, allowing the Kings to shoot 59 percent from the field and getting outrebounded 27-11. They trailed by 22 points late in the second quarter and by 17 at halftime. Devin Harris had just one basket in the first half, but he led a comeback in the third quarter. Playing with much more energy on both ends of the floor, the Nets cut the lead down to six late in the third and again early in the fourth, but they couldn't get any closer than that. Harris, Brook Lopez and Chris Douglas-Roberts each eclipsed the 20-point mark, but the Nets shot just 39 percent from the field.