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Randy Foye’s drains game-winning three, lifts Nets past Hornets (VIDEO)

Randy Foye likely would have been glued to the Brooklyn bench for the final play of the game, but Jeremy Lin suffered a strained left hamstring and left the game in the third quarter not to return.

That opened the door for Foye, who had taken and missed one three in the game before the ball was in his hands with 2.3 seconds remaining and the Nets down one. Foye had set screens under the basket to free up others, which didn’t work, then sprung out to about 30 feet straight away as a release valve for the play, Foye got the ball then took a dribble and, with Kemba Walker crowding him, drained the three.

Then he was mobbed by teammates.

The Nets have put up more than 100 points in 11-of-12 games but haven’t been winning because they struggle so much on the defensive end. You could sense the relief with the win in this one.