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Nets Lose OT Heartbreaker in Williams' Home Debut

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It had all the makings of a truly memorable night at the Prudential Center. The Nets came back from seven points down with a minute to go in regulation, with Anthony Morrow scoring nine points in the final 22 seconds. They got big performances from multiple guys. And they seemingly had control in overtime. But in the end, they came up a fraction of a second short, losing to the Suns 104-103 in Deron Williams' home debut as a Net on Monday.

After Channing Frye hit a three to put the Suns up one with 6.6 seconds left in overtime, the Nets got the ball to Williams on their final possession. He drove right and missed a floater off the glass. Kris Humphries tipped the ball in, but the red light on the backboard went on as the ball was still touching his fingertips. The basket was ruled no good and replay upheld the ruling.

Williams recorded his third double-double in as many games as a Net, scoring 13 points and dishing out 18 assists (another season-high). In three games with the Nets (all losses), Williams is averaging 15.7 assists. He suffered a bruised left hand early in the fourth quarter, but obviously returned. X-rays were negative.

Brook Lopez led all scorers with 28 points and added 10 rebounds, but he missed the free throw that opened the door for the Suns to win the game. Humphries added 16 points and 15 boards, and Morrow finished with 22 points, hitting five of his 10 attempts from three.  More than 15,000 showed up at "The Rock".