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Harris, Lopez carry Nets past Hawks, 89-82

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Devin Harris had 22 points and eight assists, and Brook Lopez added 16 points to lead the New Jersey Nets to an 89-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.

It marked the second straight time that the Nets (8-20) beat Atlanta (17-12) in Newark this season, having earned a 107-101 overtime victory Nov. 23.

The Nets went in front early in the fourth quarter and never relinquished the lead, with Lopez scoring six of his points in the final period.

Stephen Graham scored 10 points and Troy Murphy added nine, both season highs, and newly acquired Sasha Vujacic had 10 points off the bench.

Mike Bibby scored 19 points, and Al Horford and Josh Smith added 15 apiece for the Hawks, who lost for the fourth time in six games.

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