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The Nets (9-18) lost to the Indiana Pacers (23-5) tonight by a score of 103-86.

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[sny-box] The Nets were able to keep this game close in the first half ? trailing by only six at the break ? despite shooting only 35 percent from the field. But the Pacers took control in the third quarter, outscoring Brooklyn 30-19, en route to an easy victory.

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On Friday night, the Nets defeated the Indiana Pacers by a final score of 117-109.

The Skinny: The Nets opened the game 7-of-8 from the field, with Joe Johnson coming out of the gate with the hot hand. Brook Lopez then scored eight straight Nets? points to open an eight-point lead. Lopez and Johnson combined to shoot 10-for-13 for 22 points in the opening frame, helping Brooklyn take a seven-point lead after one.

A 7-0 Pacers? run got Indiana back to within three early in the second quarter. But Deron Williams scored seven straight Nets? points during a 12-2 run, which put Brooklyn ahead by 14. Williams then drilled two more three-pointers to increase the lead to 21. He scored 20 points in the quarter, and the Nets led by 19 at the break.

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