Recap: Nets vs Warriors

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Kidd

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Monta Ellis hit a 17-foot jumper at the buzzer, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final 4 1/2 minutes to stun the New Jersey Nets, 110-109 on Wednesday night.Al Harrington scored 29 points and hit two last-minute free throws for Golden State in his first victory in three games with his new team. Ellis had 20 -- and he finished an improbable victory with a perfect jumper on a fast-break pass from Baron Davis, who had 18 points and 10 assists.Vince Carter had 23 points and a career-high 13 assists, while Jason Kidd scored 26 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1 minute left in his hometown.But two days after blowing a 20-point lead in the final 15 minutes of a one-point loss to Sacramento on Monday night, New Jersey also found a heartbreaking way to lose the second game of its five-game West Coast road trip.Marcus Williams scored 17 points and led a tiebreaking 15-4 surge for New Jersey in the fourth quarter, but Golden State pulled to 104-102 on Harrington's 3-pointer with 2:34 to play. Andris Biedrins' tap-in tied it at 106, but Kidd coolly hit a long 3-pointer.After Harrington's free throws with 29 seconds to play, Bostjan Nachbar missed an open 3-pointer with 7 seconds left -- and Davis charged straight up the court, hitting Ellis in stride for the winner.Ellis' teammates charged the court for a rare celebration for the Warriors, who won for just the second time in eight games. Golden State, which finished the game on a 17-5 run, had lost its first two games since acquiring Harrington, Stephen Jackson and Sarunas Jasikevicius in an eight-player trade with Indiana last week.Those three newcomers were in the starting lineup against New Jersey, but only Harrington was on the court in the final minutes. Instead, the Warriors relied on Biedrins and Ellis, their top two youngsters.New Jersey jumped to a 16-point lead in the first quarter on 14 points by Carter, but Golden State came back with 15 consecutive points in the second, briefly taking the lead. Harrington scored 15 points in the period.Mikki Moore, who made all eight of his shots in the trip opener against Sacramento, hit his first three attempts in Oakland before Matt Barnes blocked his shot midway through the second quarter. He finished with 16 points.
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Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
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#2
Another tough lost for the New Jersey Nets. I watched the first half of this game, and before I stopped watching it, it seemed that New Jersey secured the victory. But I read this and see that I was wrong. If New Jersey wants to make a run for the Atlantic Division they better start winning these games, because they might fall out of it. Good game by my boy Vince Carter. Wish he scored more then 23 points but he did dish a career high 13 dimes.