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Nets look for first winning streak of season

Nov 17, 2006 - 2:10 PM New Jersey (4-3) at Indiana (4-4) 7:00 pm EST

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) - The New Jersey Nets look to win consecutive games for the first time this season Friday when they visit the Indiana Pacers.

The Nets, who have alternated wins and losses through their first seven games, beat the Pacers in six games in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last spring.

In a 100-87 victory Wednesday over Milwaukee, Jason Kidd scored a season-high 25 points and added 11 assists and eight rebounds. Nenad Krstic added 22 points but Vince Carter had a season-low 15. Krstic has scored 20 or more points in a career-high three straight games.

New Jersey has been without Richard Jefferson for the last three games due to a sprained ankle.

Indiana lost to Boston, 114-88, on Wednesday and has lost consecutive games for the first time all season. Al Harrington had 23 points in the loss while five-time All-Star Jermaine O'Neal scored just eight. O'Neal has averaged only 9.7 points in his last three games.

The Pacers are averaging just 88 points in their last four games, shooting 39.9 percent from the field in that span.

Harrington averaged 18.3 points in four games against New Jersey last season while playing for Atlanta.

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