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Nets enjoying new direction in new year

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If only the Brooklyn Nets could get a mulligan on that 2013 part of the 2013-14 season.

They are perfect in the new year, looking more like the team that was the heavy Atlantic Division favorite than the one that was 10-21 through December.

‘‘We’re undefeated this year,’’ swingman Alan Anderson said.

Joe Johnson snapped out of a slump with 23 points against his former team, and the Nets matched a season high with their third straight victory by beating the visiting Atlanta Hawks, 91-86, on Monday night.

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