2006_11_snetslogo.jpg-Mavericks 92, Nets 75: New Jersey never led and never had a sniff of this basketball game. Good thing the Nets play in such a dreadful division; they are still tied for the division lead despite a 7-10 record. The good news from Tuesday: Vince Carter looks like he'll be motivated all season long. The bad: Lawrence Frank's team came out flat and could never match the Mavericks. Too many times this year, the Nets look like they're not fully into the game they're playing. Plenty of NBA teams play like that for a while, but the Nets are at the point where they should want to prove something to themselves.

-Senators 4, Islanders 2: Were the Isles still aglow from their win over the Rangers or are the Senators on a roll? New York is now 2-3 since Alexei Yashin was shelved with a knee injury.