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The Nets (22-25) defeated the San Antonio Spurs (36-14) tonight by a score of 103-89.

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[sny-box] With five key players sitting out for the Spurs, the Nets came out flat but still led by one after the first half.

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Earlier this week, ESPN Insider projected J.R. Smith to be a top-10 shooting guard in 2013-14. Now, the site has shifted its focus onto the forwards.

Projecting the top 10 power forwards for the upcoming season, analyst Bradford Doolittle placed Carmelo Anthony in the No. 10 spot. According to Doolittle, Anthony's 11 WARP -- the first double-digit offensive efficiency total -- is combated by a poor defensive effort.

"His offensive efficiency spiked with his position shift, and his acceptance of the move," Doolitte wrote. "The downside of the tweak is Anthony's lack of defensive acumen. His defensive rebounding was fine when he was a 3, but one position over, it doesn't look too good. Anthony does, without a doubt, score a lot of points. Make of that what you will."

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On Sunday night, the Nets were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs by a final score of 111-86.

The Skinny: The Nets had a 9-0 run early to establish the lead, with Joe Johnson starting the game with the hot hand. The Spurs held their own offensively to keep the score close, but Brooklyn went on a 10-0 run, sparked by two three-pointers by Keith Bogans, to take an 11-point lead. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 10 points in the first quarter. Brooklyn score 35 points in the opening frame ? the most since early January ? and led by 10 after one.

Kris Humphries looked good off the bench to help the Nets maintain the lead. But the Spurs were hot from the field and the free-throw line in the second quarter to cut the lead to three. Johnson scored five points in the final minute to put the Nets up six at the break. It was Brooklyn?s first halftime lead in the past six games.

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