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Michael Beasley, left, of the Timberwolves shoots against Deron Williams of the Nets in this 2011 file photo. Beasley's three-point shot, which he missed, would have won the game. (Associated Press)

Nets top Wolves with late basket

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By Tom Canavan, AP Sports Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Deron Williams capped a career-tying 21-assist performance by hitting a game-winning jumper with 1.7 seconds to play to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 107-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

Williams finished with 18 points as the Nets snapped a six-game losing streak and extended the Timberwolves' slide to a season-high 11 games.

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