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Nets Begin 2011 With Worst Loss of Season

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This is not the way the Nets wanted to start the new year. Playing one of only four teams with a worse record than their own, they dropped their fifth straight game, a depressing 103-88 loss in Minnesota on Saturday.

The Nets managed to recover from a first quarter in which they allowed the Timberwolves to score 36 points. They had a one-point lead at the half, but the Wolves scored the first 14 points of the third quarter and the Nets scored a season-low nine points in the period. The offense picked up in the fourth, but they couldn't get nearly enough stops and never got the Wolves' lead down to single-figures.

The Nets shot 45 percent from the field, but committed 20 turnovers. With Kim Kardashian in the stands cheering him on, Kris Humphries recorded his 10th double-double of the season in his Minnesota homecoming and Sasha Vujacic tied a career high with 22 points. But Brook Lopez finished with just six points and four rebounds in 31 minutes and Devin Harris shot just 3-for-13 from the field.

In a pre-game interview, Avery Johnson said Jordan Farmar's knee would be re-examined and re-evaluated on return home to New Jersey.  A second MRI is expected.