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Kings 86, Nets 81: Offense Still M.I.A.

Tyreke Evans put up 20 points, 4 assists and 3 steals to help the Sacramento Kings take down the New Jersey Nets 86-81 Friday night at ARCO Arena and stop a six game losing streak.

The Nets continue to show plenty of fight, but just can't find any consistent answers on the offensive end of the floor.  Against the Kings, the visitors were led by Kris Humphries' season-high 18 points and four of five starters had double figures but still only mustered just 81 points against one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA.

Both teams traded the lead back and forth over the first three quarters until the Kings went up by one with 11 minutes left in the 4th quarter.  The Nets would never hold a lead again, though it was just a one possession game down the stretch until Beno Udrih drilled a tree with 0:03 left on the clock to put New Jersey away for good.

The two biggest culprits for the Nets offensive problems were Brook Lopez (7 points) and the bench (16 points).

New Jersey has now dropped two of three games on their West coast road trip and will try to earn a split Saturday night in Denver against Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets.