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Nets overcome late defensive gaffe, beat Nuggets on Brook Lopez’s last-second tip in OT

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, left, passes the

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, left, passes the ball under the arm of Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris as Nikola Jokic, back right, helps defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 4, 2016, in Denver. Credit: AP / David Zalubowski

DENVER — Brook Lopez had 20 points and tipped in a basket with .4 seconds left in overtime to lift the Brooklyn Nets over the Denver Nuggets 121-120 on Friday night.

Nikola Jokic missed badly on a backward desperation shot off an inbound pass as time expired, and the Nets beat the Nuggets for the fifth straight time.

Markel Brown had 21 points to lead the Nets and Bojan Bogdanovic added 17 points. Bogdanovic made 2 of 3 free throws in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime.

Emmanuel Mudiay had 25 points to lead the Nuggets. Gary Harris added 21 points and Kenneth Faried had 17 points.

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