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Nets Move to 2-0 in NoMelo Era with Easy Win Over Pistons

If Mikhail Prokhorov only watched games in person, he would think his team was 5-1. The owner was again in his suite at the Prudential Center to see the Nets shut down the Detroit Pistons, 89-74, on Friday.

The Nets led by 10 early, but the game was tied midway through the third quarter. That's when a Travis Outlaw three gave them the lead for good. And it was an Anthony Morrow flurry early in the fourth that opened the game up.

The Nets shot 50 percent from the field, while holding the Pistons to just 33 percent. Brook Lopez led the way with 15 points, Kris Humphries recorded a double-double, and Devin Harris dished out nine assists.

After a slow start in his first game back from injury, Morrow finished with 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting.  For the second straight game, the Nets outrebounded their opponents by a significant margin, garnering 44 rebounds to the Pistons' 31, after doing the same by a 44-31 margin against the Jazz.

The Nets are 5-2 in their last seven home games and matched last year's 12-win total.  The Nets won their 12th and last game last season on April 9.