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Richard Jefferson had 29 points and 10 rebounds Monday to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 107-78 victory over the New Jersey Nets. Charlie Villanueva added 20 points, Joe Alexander scored 16 and Ramon Sessions had 13 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who ended a five-game losing streak. Chris Douglas-Roberts led the Nets' scoring with 14 points.
Mike Miller and Ryan Gomes helped Minnesota end a seven-game losing streak Sunday, combining for 43 points in a 108-99 Timberwolves win over New Jersey. Miller totaled 22 points and Gomes had 21.
Hedo Turkoglu paced a fourth-quarter rally Friday that brought the Orlando Magic a 105-102 victory over New Jersey. The Nets owned an eight-point lead with 7 minutes to play before the Magic went on a 17-5 run.
Rookie Brook Lopez had 31 points and 13 rebounds Monday to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 103-99 overtime win over Oklahoma City. Devin Harris returned from a two-game absence caused by a strained hamstring to add 17 points and eight assists and Vince Carter had 21 points for the Nets. New Jersey played for the first time without forward Yi Jianlian, who is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a broken pinkie finger.
Vince Carter led the way with 25 points and 12 assists Wednesday, carrying New Jersey to a 100-89 victory over Memphis. Devin Harris, the Nets' leading scorer with 23.1 points per game, sat out with a strained right hamstring. Yi Jianlian added 20 points and Brook Lopez 17, helping New Jersey win for the third time in four games. Memphis, losers of six out of seven, got 26 points from O.J.
Vince Carter had 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists Monday to lead the New Jersey Nets past Sacramento 98-90 in the Kings' 11th straight road loss. Yi Jianlian added 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Nets. New Jersey's Devin Harris left the game late in the first half after aggravating his strained right hamstring. Kevin Martin scored 36 points for the Kings, who have lost nine of their last 10 games.
Yao Ming had 24 points and 16 rebounds Monday to lead the Houston Rockets to a 114-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets. Aaron Brooks hit four of Houston's nine three-pointers and had 22 points and six assists in the Rockets' fourth straight win.
Devin Harris burned his former team with 41 points and 13 assists Friday, leading the New Jersey Nets to a 121-97 blasting of Dallas. Jason Kidd played in New Jersey for the first time since being traded from the Nets to Dallas last season in exchange for Harris.
Chris Bosh scored 18 points Friday and the Toronto Raptors dominated the third period to run away from New Jersey 101-79. The Raptors won their second straight on the heels of a five-game losing streak.
Vince Carter led seven Nets in double figures with 18 points Friday and New Jersey coasted in the second half to a 113-84 win over Minnesota. The Timberwolves lost their fourth straight and were outscored by 20 points over the final two quarters. Devin Harris and Yi Jianlian added 16 points each for the Nets.