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“They executed and we didn’t,” said Harris, who played despite hurting his shoulder in Dallas on Thursday. “We missed a ton of shots at the rim, shots we normally make just didn’t go down for us.”

Odom isn’t worried about the Lakers, saying every team struggles at times.

“We can’t be great every single night,” Odom said. “But it’s just the way we’ve been going for us for the last 10 to 15 games. We get a lead, give it away and have to fight back. We’re not playing to our potential. Not taking anything away from the Nets, but we’re just not playing well right now. It’s a little disappointing.”

The Lakers led most of the game but the Nets closed the gap to two points at the end of the third quarter. They eventually took the lead at 78-77 on two free throws by Lopez with 4:45 to play.

Neither team led by more than three points until the very end with Harris forging the last tie at 87 with a floater in the lane with 2:56 to go.

NOTES:Nets rookie forward Damion James is going to be sidelined with a broken right foot. He will have surgery on Monday. … The NBA champion Lakers will meet with President Obama in Washington on Monday, a day before they play the Wizards. “It’s always cool meeting the President, because he knows us all by name and knows who we are,” Odom said. “I am hoping we have a nice session and hopefully it won’t be the last time we’re there. … The crowd included former Lakers great Magic Johnson and Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard.