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Late Run Isn't Enough as Nets Fall to Thunder

The Nets have just 17 games left to get those three wins they need to avoid making history. Friday's loss in Oklahoma City was another one of those games where a big run from the Nets' opponent basically decided the game. The Thunder took control with an 18-2 run in the first quarter and the Nets didn't threaten until late in the fourth. They went on a 18-7 run to cut the Thunder lead down to four with 1:32 left in the game, but they came up empty on their next two trips down the floor and Oklahoma City closed them out at the free throw line.

The Thunder shot 52 percent from the field and were led by Kevin Durant's 32 points and Jeff Green's 27. Devin Harris led five Nets in double-figures with 19 points, adding eight assists. Jarvis Hayes caught fire late and finished with 16 points, Keyon Dooling added 15 points and seven assists, and Terrence Williams finished with 14 points and six rebounds. Courtney Lee, suffering from a sprained thumb on his shooting hand, shot 2-for-9 and finished with six points.