Trail Blazers can't hold on, lose 98-85 to Nets

Trail Blazers can't hold on, lose 98-85 to Nets

Trail Blazers can't hold on, lose 98-85 to Nets

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by Associated Press

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Posted on November 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 25 at 5:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 21 points, Brook Lopez had 15 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 98-85 on Sunday.

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Brooklyn has won five straight games at Barclays Center. The 6-1 beginning on its new home court is the Nets' best start since the 2002-03 season when they won 18 of their first 19 at home.

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Wesley Matthews scored 20 points and J.J. Hickson had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who were without LaMarcus Aldridge. The All-Star forward was out with a stiff back.

Rookie Damion Lillard added 12 points, six rebounds and seven assists. The Blazers selected Lillard with the first-round draft pick they acquired in the Gerald Wallace trade with the Nets last spring.

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