Not only did the New Jersey Nets win, they did it somewhat easily.
That's what happens when the NBA's worst team gets its starting five together for the first time since the second game of the season.
Brook Lopez had 21 points and 14 rebounds and the visiting Nets snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 104-95 win over New York last night.
"I looked down at the bench at one point and there must have been seven or eight guys in sweats," Lopez said. "It was good to see. It was crowded unfortunately, it was uncomfortable."
The Nets (3-29) had a lot of comfort on the court with a lineup that included Lopez, Yi Jianlian (22 points), Chris Douglas-Roberts (17), Courtney Lee (10) and Devin Harris (17, eight assists and seven rebounds).
"It's good to get guys back in uniform and it's good we have all our weapons back and everybody is playing together," Harris said.
Lopez is the Nets' only starter to play in all 32 games.
In other games:
* At Orlando, Vince Carter scored 25 points, rallying the Magic for a 117-92 victory over Milwaukee. Carter was thrust under the courtside seats on a hard hit by Ersan Ilyasova in the third quarter that gave Orlando a brief scare. He shook off the pain and never left.
* At Portland, Brandon Roy (25 points) led five players in double figures and Jeff Pendergraph finished with 14 rebounds as the Trail Blazers held off the Los Angeles Clippers, 103-99.
* At Indianapolis, Rudy Gay scored 31 points to lead Memphis over Indiana, 121-110, the Pacers' eighth straight loss.
* At Cleveland, Anderson Varejao made his first career three-pointer with 17.2 seconds left to give the Cavaliers a 106-101 victory over Atlanta. LeBron James scored a season-high 48 points with 10 rebounds for the Cavs.
* At Toronto, Chris Bosh had 33 points and 13 rebounds, Andrea Bargnani matched his career high with 28 points, and the Raptors beat Charlotte, 107-103.
* At Phoenix, Amare Stoudemire and Channing Frye scored 26 points apiece, and the Suns handed Boston its third straight loss, 116-98. The Celtics were without injured Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
* At Minneapolis, Deron Williams had 21 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, and Utah beat Minnesota, 107-103. Williams led a second-half surge and all five starters were in double figures.