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Nets back into 8th, beat Pacers for fourth straight win

NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets reclaimed sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference by beating the Indiana Pacers 111-106 on Tuesday night for their season-high fourth straight victory.

The Nets moved back ahead of Boston and dealt a blow to the Pacers, who fell 1 1/2 games behind Brooklyn. They will visit the Celtics on Wednesday.

Joe Johnson added 21 points, including five straight after the Pacers got within three with about 2 minutes left. Alan Anderson scored 20.

Brooklyn won for the sixth time in seven games and claimed the tiebreaker with Indiana by winning the season series.

George Hill scored 28 points for the Pacers, who lost for the eighth time in 10 games.

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