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Nets Lose Another Fourth-Quarter Lead in Atlanta

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Mar 23, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Ivan Jonhson (44) knocks the ball away from New Jersey Nets forward Jordan Williams (20) at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 23, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Ivan Jonhson (44) knocks the ball away from New Jersey Nets forward Jordan Williams (20) at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

The Nets' losing streak hit five on Friday, as they lost another fourth-quarter lead and fell to the Hawks 93-84.

The game was low-scoring and went back and forth most of the night. An 11-0 run gave the Nets a seven-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Atlanta came back and eventually took a nine-point lead with less than four minutes to go. The Nets got back to within four, but the Hawks held them off to complete the four-game season sweep.

The Nets showed glimpses of strong defense, but shot just 40 percent from the field and 6-for-25 from three-point range. Deron Williams led them with 20 points and eight assists, and Kris Humphries added 17 points and eight rebounds.

Anthony Morrow and Gerald Green were also in double-figures, but shot a combined 8-for-23. Gerald Wallace had eight points, nine rebounds and six assists, but was 3-for-14. Jordan Williams had one of his better games as a pro, scoring eight points and grabbing three boards in 15 minutes. He was a plus 11.