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Harris's shot saves Nets

Half-court buzzer-beater steals victory from Philly

Associated Press / February 24, 2009
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Devin Harris hit an unbelievable lunging half-court shot at the buzzer and the New Jersey Nets snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a 98-96 victory over the slumping Philadelphia 76ers last night in East Rutherford, N.J.

With players from both teams surrounding the scorer's table, the referees watched replays of Harris's shot for nearly three minutes before signaling the basket was good.

Seconds earlier, the 76ers seemingly nailed down the victory when Andre Iguodala sank the second of two free throws to give them a 1-point lead with 1.8 seconds to play.

The Nets quickly inbounded to Harris, who bobbled the ball after bumping with Iguodala and then heaved in the winner from in front of the scorer's table.

Harris finished with a game-high 39 points, but his 22d shot of the night will be one Nets fans remember, especially if it helps key a run to the playoffs. Vince Carter added 10 points, including a driving layup with 13.2 seconds to play that tied the game at 95.

Knicks 123, Pacers 119 - Nate Robinson scored a season-high 41 points, including the tiebreaking layup with 26 seconds left, and host New York beat shorthanded Indiana.

Robinson scored 32 in the second half, helping the Knicks pull out a game they desperately needed against a team that was missing most of its best players.

The Pacers were playing without injured scorers Danny Granger and Mike Dunleavy and point guard T.J. Ford, who couldn't play because of the flu.

Jazz 108, Hawks 89 - Deron Williams had 15 points and 10 assists and Utah welcomed back Carlos Boozer from a three-month absence with a rout of Atlanta in Salt Lake City.

The Jazz won their fifth straight and got to use Boozer sparingly in his first game since Nov. 19, when he injured a tendon in his left quadriceps. He finished with 2 points and 5 rebounds in 21 minutes.

Hornets 112, Kings 105 - Chris Paul scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to lead visiting New Orleans past Sacramento. He also dished out 13 assists.

Clippers 118, Warriors 105 - Zach Randolph had 27 points and 11 rebounds as host Los Angeles snapped a three-game losing streak.

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