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Nets get first victory of the season

New Jersey ends the worst start in NBA history at 18 losses with a win against the Charlotte Bobcats, 97-91.

December 05, 2009
  • Nets forward Josh Boone and center Brook Lopez go for the blocked shot on Charlotte center Tyson Chandler in the first quarter Friday night.
Nets forward Josh Boone and center Brook Lopez go for the blocked shot on… (Bill Kostroun / Associated…)

East Rutherford, N.J. — The New Jersey Nets won for the first time this season, ending the worst start in NBA history at 18 losses by beating the Charlotte Bobcats, 97-91, Friday night.

Brook Lopez had 31 points and 14 rebounds, and Courtney Lee scored a career-high 27 points in his return to the starting lineup for the Nets in their first game under Kiki Vandeweghe, their general manager who will coach the rest of the season.

Fans stood and cheered in the final minute as the Nets, who set the record for worst start on Wednesday night, won for the first time since April 13.

-- associated press

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