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Derrick Favors gets first NBA start

Updated: January 5, 2011, 7:44 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- The time has finally come.

New Jersey Nets rookie power forward Derrick Favors made his first NBA start on Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls.

Head coach Avery Johnson announced the move during his pregame news conference with reporters.

"This has been planned for some time now for him to start his first game here in the new year at home," Johnson said. "He's had about 34 games to get some experience coming off the bench and he's played against the ...

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