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Nets looking to avoid history in NYC

PER Diem: Nov. 20, 2009

Updated: November 20, 2009, 1:02 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Devin HarrisJesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesWith Devin Harris expected to return after missing 10 games, will the Nets finally win one Saturday?

So, it's come to this.

Two once-proud franchises, two organizations that combined to make the Finals three times in five seasons less than a decade ago, are now at the absolute bottom of the Eastern Conference heap. One is threatening to set the league record for longest winless streak to start the season, while the other is sifting through the Memphis Grizzlies' leftovers in hopes of sparking a renaissance.

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