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Sixers Run Past Nets in the Fourth

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A bad start and a really bad finish hurt the Nets in Philadelphia on Saturday night, as they fell to 5-11 with a head-shaking 102-86 loss to the previously 3-13 Sixers.

Said Avery Johnson: "We couldn't score or defend in the fourth quarter...which has been a problem for us lately."

Philly started the game hot, but the Nets took the lead with a 16-1 run in the second quarter. They led by two at halftime and the game was tied after the third quarter, but the fourth was all Philly. The Sixers scored 36 points (the most the Nets have allowed in any quarter this season) on 15-for-18 shooting in the final 12 minutes, quickly turning a close game into a blowout.

Philly shot 51 percent for the game and turned the ball over just five times. The Nets had just six turnovers of their own, but shot only 41 percent. Brook Lopez led all scorers with 25 points, Devin Harris added 19 points and seven assists, and Kris Humphries grabbed 15 rebounds. But they didn't get much help.