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Nets Hang Around, But Are No Match For Cavs

The Nets did about as good as they could against a much better opponent in Cleveland Tuesday night, but that wasn't nearly enough. The Cavs led from start to finish and by as many as 15 midway through the second quarter, but the Nets hung around and trailed by just two with four minutes to go in the third. The Cavs then went on a 7-0 run though and the Nets could never cut the lead to less than seven after that. Brook Lopez had 20 points and nine rebounds in the first half, but just two points and six boards after that. Devin Harris scored 22 points before being ejected in the fourth quarter for a flagrant 2 foul on Jamario Moon, and Rafer Alston added 20 points off the bench. As a team, the Nets shot just 39 percent from the field.