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Cavs Outlast Nets in First Half of Home-and-Home

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If the Nets are going to earn a split in their home-and-home with the Cavs, they're going to have to get their first road win of the season, because they couldn't get it done at home, falling 93-91 at the Prudential Center on Tuesday night.

The Nets got off to a hot start and led 13-4 early. But with Devin Harris in foul trouble most of the first half, Cleveland came back quickly, went up by as many as 10 in the second quarter, and led by three at halftime. The Nets went up five with a 9-1 run spanning the third and fourth quarters, but the Cavs answered. The Nets were within one with 2 1/2 minutes left, but the Cavs hit two straight threes to go up seven, and the Nets couldn't recover.

The Nets shot just 41 percent from the field and 6-for-20 from 3-point range. Brook Lopez's struggles continued as he made just six of his 18 shots. Travis Outlaw led the Nets with 27 points, Harris added 18 points and six assists, and Troy Murphy had 11 boards in limited minutes.