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Nets Win Despite Off Nights from Harris and Carter

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Devin Harris and Vince Carter combined to shoot 8-34 from the field. Starting forwards Trenton Hassell and Yi Jianlian scored just six points between them. But somehow, the Nets found a way to come from behind and pick up a big win in Milwaukee Tuesday night. The Bucks led most of the way, but never by more than 10 points. The Nets took the lead briefly early in the fourth quarter and then an 14-2 Nets run, capped by a pair of Keyon Dooling threes, gave them a 90-86 lead with 1:44 to go. The Bucks came back and tied it with 31 seconds on the clock, but Vince Carter then found Jarvis Hayes in the corner for a three to make it 93-90. In the final seconds, the Nets fouled in order to prevent a game-tying shot and Brook Lopez was able to seal the game by securing the rebound when Charlie Villanueva intentionally missed a free throw with 2.6 on the clock. Lopez led the Nets with 24 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, while Dooling, Hayes and Ryan Anderson came up big off the bench for a total of 38 points. The Nets were outrebounded 52-42, but they held the Bucks to just 39 percent shooting and shot 24-26 from the line. The win puts them within 1/2 game of the Bucks for the eighth spot in the East.