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Nets Continue to Sink With Ugly Loss to Pistons at Prudential Center

The Nets lost their fourth straight game on Wednesday at the Prudential Center, burying themselves in an 18-point hole against the Pistons that they couldn't quite climb out of.

The Nets led by two early in the second quarter, but the Pistons then went on an 11-0 run, led by 12 at the half, and scored the first six points of the third quarter to go up 18. The Nets cut it down to seven at the end of the third quarter and to one with more than eight minutes to go in the fourth. But they couldn't get over the hump and couldn't get any stops down the stretch, as the Pistons held on for a 99-92 victory, just their second road win of the season.

The Nets shot just 42 percent from the field, while allowing the Pistons to shoot 53 percent. Greg Monroe led six Pistons in double-figures with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Deron Williams shot 6-for-9 from 3-point range, leading the Nets with 34 points and seven assists. Jordan Farmar added 22 points and Kris Humphries grabbed 16 rebounds. Shawne Williams and Anthony Morrow combined to shoot 5-for-24 from the field and and 0-for-10 from 3-point range. Keith Bogans sprained his left ankle in the closing minutes of the fourth.