Two days after the Los Angeles Clippers took down the team from Manhattan, they will work on conquering the one from Brooklyn.
When the Clippers handled the New York Knicks 128-105 on Friday at Staples Center, it kept them knocking on the door of playoff eligibility in the Western Conference as the division's ninth-place team.
An opportunity against the Nets (20-43) on Sunday could move the Clippers even closer to the playoffs.
Brooklyn is unlikely to share the same lofty aspirations. The Nets enter the second contest of their three-game West Coast swing having lost 10 of their last 11 games. They took Sacramento to overtime Thursday but fell 116-111.
"We keep saying we're in these games, then we lose by one or lose by two," the Nets' DeMarre Carroll told brooklynnets.com. "Someday, we got to get it. If we don't get it, we're going to keep losing games like this. I feel like this one (loss) hurt more than any other (loss) because we had ample opportunities to win this one." >> Read more
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