For the first time in over a month, the Brooklyn Nets are on a losing streak.
Now they get an opportunity to break it against the best team in the league.
After losses in San Antonio and Orlando, the Nets host the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Brooklyn (28-26) returns home to face Milwaukee and Western Conference co-leader Denver on Wednesday. Those are among 19 remaining games against teams at or currently above .500.
Brooklyn's last losing streak was Dec. 28-29 in a back-to-back set at Charlotte and Milwaukee in games that began less than 24 hours apart. This time the Nets face the Bucks coming off a 102-89 loss at Orlando on Saturday when they shot 36.3 percent and committed 19 turnovers.
"We've got a big week coming up, so we've got to recover, we've got to freshen up a little bit. I didn't think we had great juice, just not enough juice," Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. "We've got to recover it. We're playing two excellent teams right off the bat. Good thing we're at home, so that will help." >> Read more
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