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Same Story: Nets Good, But Not Good Enough in Loss to Nuggets

The Nets showed fight against a good team once again, but their trip ended with another disappointment on Saturday in Denver, as a comeback came short in the final minute and the Nuggets came away with a 107-103 win.

Denver led most of the night, but as they did in Utah on Wednesday, the Nets hung around. Even when the Nuggets went up 13 with an 11-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters, the Nets got it back to within two. They got their first chance to tie or take the lead after a Carmelo Anthony miss with 26 seconds left, but Brook Lopez missed a contested layup that would have tied the game with 15 seconds left, and Anthony sealed the game at the line.

The Nets outrebounded the Nuggets and committed just seven turnovers, but they shot just 40 percent, while allowing Denver to shoot 48 percent from the field and 7-for-13 from 3-point range.

Seven Nets finished in double-figures, led by Lopez's 20 points (on 21 shots). Derrick Favors had three dunks in the first half and finished with a career-high 14 points and eight rebounds. Anthony led Denver with 28 points and eight boards.