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Lopez hit a long 2-point set shot and Humphries drove the lane for a dunk for a 77-70 lead.
The margin was 79-74 when Dooling sandwiched a drive and a jumper around a steal and two free throws by Jarvis Hayes for an 85-74 lead and Los Angeles never threatened.
"The easy thing for us to do as a team has been to sulk and point a finger," Dooling said. "We kind of fell victim to that. Tonight we came out of that and we can build from that."
Humphries and Chris Quinn, who were acquired in trades last month, helped the Nets build a 16-point second quarter lead, combining for 14 points in a 20-8 run. Humphries had eight and Quinn nailed two 3-pointers.
The Clippers, who looked sluggish most of the first half, cut New Jersey's lead to 51-41 at the half and then opened the third quarter with a 12-2 spurt, tying the game when Kaman hit the first of two free throws.
The Nets then responded -- for the first time in a while.
NOTES: The Nets 10-point halftime lead marked only the second time they were up by double digits at the half. They led Minnesota by 12 in the season opener. ... Starting guard Eric Gordon returned to the Clippers' lineup after missing three games with a sprained big left toe. ... Clippers center Marcus Camby only played seven minutes because of bruised ribs. ...The Nets posted their first double digit lead since beating the Knicks on Dec. 30. ... Bobby Brown had eight points in his first game for the Clippers.
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