New Jersey Nets Vs. Charlotte Bobcats: Newark Season Finale

(Sports Network) - The Charlotte Bobcats aim to end an ugly six-game losing streak when they visit the Garden State to take on the New Jersey Nets.

The Bobcats latest setback came in the Queen City on Sunday when Rodney Stuckey led a balanced attack with 24 points and 11 assists as the Detroit Pistons downed Charlotte, 112-101.

Boris Diaw had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Bobcats, who have lost six straight. Gerald Henderson posted a team-high 21 points while Kwame Brown poured in 19 and grabbed seven rebounds in the loss.

"It just seemed like we lost energy," said Bobcats head coach Paul Silas. "I'm not really sure what happened to tell you the truth. When I subbed my second unit in, we just lost it and we weren't able to recover."

The Nets, meanwhile, have also been struggling and lost their third straight contest in Toronto yesterday when the Raptors nearly blew a 20-point fourth quarter lead but held on late to top New Jersey, 99-92.

Brook Lopez paced New Jersey with a game-high 35 points and 11 rebounds. Sasha Vujacic scored 19 as the Nets lost for the ninth time in 10 games.

"It was a gutsy performance from our team," Nets coach Avery Johnson said. "We had such a bad first half in every way and we weren't very good in the third quarter. We had a solid performance in the fourth."

New Jersey has shut down star point guard Deron Williams (right wrist) for the season while leading rebounder Kris Humphries (right heel, right ankle) and guard Anthony Morrow (left knee) also remain sidelined.

The Nets snapped a three-game skid to the Bobcats in the Tar Heel State on Feb. 11 but Charlotte has won two of the three meetings this season.




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