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Nets' Late Comeback Falls Short In Indiana

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The shorthanded Nets played well in Indiana on Tuesday, and they showed some fight in coming back from an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter. But the comeback fell short and the Pacers came away with a 106-99 victory...but lost George Hill to an ankle fracture.

The game was tight throughout the first half and tied midway through the third quarter. The Pacers then went on a 12-0 run and eventually led 97-79 with 8:35 to go in the fourth. At that point, Deron Williams and Anthony Morrow led the Nets on a 16-1 run to get within three. But the Nets were unable to secure a critical rebound in the final minute that would have given them a chance to tie, and the Pacers finished them off.

The Nets shot 47 percent from the field, but turned the ball over 19 times and allowed the Pacers to shoot 52 percent. Williams led the Nets with 34 points and seven assists. Morrow scored a season-high 28 points, hitting five of his eight threes. Kris Humphries recorded his ninth double-double.

Hill went down in the third quarter when he fell against Johan Petro's foot.