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Clippers Give Nets Another Beating

The Nets are now 0-8 in 2010 after another blowout loss in L.A. on Monday afternoon. For the third straight game, their defense was nonexistent at the start. The gave up 39 points in the first quarter before clamping down somewhat in the second. They trailed by 12 at the half and got to within seven early in the third quarter, but the Clippers opened the game back up after that and held on for an 11-point win. L.A. shot 56 percent from the field and had 32 assists on 40 field goals. The Nets were led by Brook Lopez, who finished with 23 points and eight rebounds, and Kris Humphries, who added 21 points, a career high, and seven boards off the bench. Lopez and Humphries combined to shoot 19-27 from the field, but Yi Jianlian made just three of his 13 shots, scoring most of his 13 points in the fourth quarter.