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The Nets looked every bit a playoff team--and more--Saturday as they started well and then exploded in the middle quarters with as a complete a game as has been seen in the Meadowlands in a long, long time...maybe ever. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but the Nets did win by 44 points, the second largest margin of victory in franchise history. It was also their fourth straight win, the longest streak of the year, as well as their fourth straight keeping opponents under 90 points. The Nets went up early, mainly on Devin Harris' aggressiveness. Then, in the second and third quarters, the Nets outscored the Nuggets, 68-36, and didn't let up, building the lead into the fourth, winning going away. There was little the Nets didn't do well, taking it to the rack on offense, playing aggressively both in man-to-man and zone sets and in general playing as a unit. The Nets held the Nuggets to 70 points and 36.9% shooting, outrebounded them 54-30 and put six players in double figures, led by Devin Harris with 28 and Brook Lopez with 15. Harris shot 14-17 from the line and passed out five assists. Ryan Anderson, continuing his stellar play of late, had the first double double of his career with 13 and 12, along with four assists, three steals, a block and three from deep. The league's fifth best three point shooter, Keyon Dooling, went 2-2 from deep.