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Nets' Comeback Falls Short Against Rockets

The Nets came close to ending their eight-game losing streak, but couldn't make the plays in the final minute to get the job done Saturday night at the Izod Center. After giving up 57 points in the first half, the Nets held the Rockets to just 13 in the third quarter and were down just one heading into the fourth. They grabbed the lead early in the fourth, but needed a Keyon Dooling three to tie the game with 1:38 to go. On the next possession, Yi Jianlian missed a three to break the tie and after Aaron Brooks scored on a drive, Dooling missed another three to get the lead back with 29 seconds to go. The Nets were forced to foul after that and never got another chance to tie. They shot 47 percent from the field and held the Rockets to 42 percent, but were outrebounded 51-39. Devin Harris led five Nets in double-figures with 19 points, while Brook Lopez recorded another double-double with 17 points and 11 boards.