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Nets Beat Kings as Harris Caps Another Late Comeback

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Two games. Two fourth-quarter deficits. Two late comebacks. Two wins.

Friday's 106-100 win over the Kings at the Prudential Center was a little different from Wednesday's opener, because the Nets blew an 18-point, second-quarter lead. But most important, the Nets are 2-0 heading into Sunday's meeting with the Heat. It's the first time the Nets have been 2-0 at the start of a season since 2002 and the first time since 1968 that an NBA team started 2-0 after winning fewer than 20 games the season before.

Sacramento led this one by eight with 3 1/2 minutes to go in the fourth, but the Nets again hit big shots and Devin Harris put them ahead with a three with 1:12 to go. A Harris step-back jumper put them up three with 30 seconds left and after Tyreke Evans missed on a drive, Jordan Farmar and Travis Outlaw iced the game at the free throw line.

The Nets shot 53 percent from the field and got to the line 45 times total, but committed 27 turnovers and allowed the Kings 25 second chance points.

Harris finished with 21 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 29 points, while Outlaw added 18. Derrick Favors had another solid game, scoring 10 points and grabbing seven boards in 19 minutes.  DeMarcus Cousins had 12 points, 4 rebounds and fouled out.