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Nets Lose Harris, then Lose at Buzzer

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The Nets suffered two tough losses in Los Angeles Sunday night. Devin Harris left the game early in the third quarter and the Clippers' Steve Novak won it with a three pointer at the buzzer. The Nets gave up 65 points in the first half and trailed most of the night, but an 11-0 run tied the game at 100 with less than two minutes to go. Vince Carter, who had his first 40-point game in two years, tied it again in the final minute and then put the Nets up 105-102 with a long three with 12.7 seconds left. The Nets then chose to foul to avoid a game-tying three, but the strategy backfired when Baron Davis made both free throws, Jarvis Hayes missed both on the other end, and Davis found Novak in the corner for the game-winner. Harris was fouled on a drive by the Clippers' Marcus Camby and injured his left shoulder when he landed hard. He left the game with what is being called a sprained shoulder. X-rays were negative and there's no news on how long he'll be out of action. He will undergo an MRI on his rotator cuff Monday and his condition will be reevaluated. Harris told a post-game press conference he won't play in Denver. Carter led the Nets with 41 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while Brook Lopez added 14 points, five boards and three blocks. Harris had 13 points and four assists before his injury.