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Nets Spoil Preseason Opener Of Cold-Shooting 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner tries to hold back New Jersey Nets' Terrence Williams during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Jeanna Duerscherl)

Philadelphia 76ers’ Evan Turner tries to hold back New Jersey Nets’ Terrence Williams during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Jeanna Duerscherl)

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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Terrence Williams added 20, and the New Jersey Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-96 in an exhibition game Tuesday night.

The Nets shot 51 percent from the field and went 8 of 12 from 3-point range in their first action against an NBA opponent. They beat Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Premier League on Sunday night.

Marreese Speights scored 19 points and Elton Brand added 15 for Philadelphia, which shot just 2 of 18 (11 percent) from 3-point range in its debut under new coach Doug Collins.

Evan Turner, the No. 2 pick in the draft after winning player of the year honors at Ohio State, made only 1 of 6 shots but was 10 for 12 from the free throw line for 12 points.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.