Friday , Jan , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

New Jersey Nets Team Report – January 14

=== New Jersey Nets Team Report – January 14 ===

(Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets’ struggles continued on Thursday, as
they dropped a 94-85 overtime decision against the Houston Rockets at the
Toyota Center.

Vince Carter paced the Nets with 17 points. Nenad Krstic collected 15 points
with 10 rebounds for New Jersey, which has dropped three straight. Jason Kidd
added 16 points, 10 boards and nine assists, while Rodney Buford netted 14 off
the bench in the loss.

Juwan Howard’s jumper gave the Rockets the lead for good at 85-83 inside the
3:00 mark of overtime. Moments later, Bob Sura drained a three from the top of
the key to push the lead to 90-85 with around a minute to go. New Jersey,
which scored just four points in the extra frame, never recovered.

Carter has scored in double-digits in all 10 games he has played in for the
Nets. He is averaging 20.9 points per game for New Jersey, which is 3-7 with
him.

New Jersey returns to action on Saturday when they continue their three-game
road trip in Dallas against the Mavericks. The Nets will close their trek on
Monday with a matinee in Atlanta.

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