Taking satisfaction in the results of games has been difficult to accept for the Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets in recent weeks.
Especially the Grizzlies.
Only one team will leave Barclays Center Monday night feeling good about getting a win when the Grizzlies visit the Nets.
The Grizzlies (19-50) will be playing their first game since snapping a 19-game losing streak with Saturday's 101-94 home win over the Denver Nuggets. It was their longest streak since moving from Vancouver following the 2000-01 season.
The Grizzlies will attempt to get consecutive wins for the first time since winning three straight home games against the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings from Jan. 15-19. Memphis also won consecutive games by winning the first three of this season and on Oct. 26-28 when it began this season with a 5-1 record.
Besides getting a second straight victory, the Grizzlies will attempt to snap a 14-game road losing streak dating back to a 114-96 win at Sacramento on Dec. 31.
The Grizzlies appeared tantalizingly close to halting their skid Thursday before taking a 111-110 home loss to the Chicago Bulls. They took that loss after JaMychal's Green tip in of a Marc Gasol shot came just after the buzzer sounded.
Meanwhile the Nets (22-48) will attempt to get consecutive wins for the first time since rallying from 16 down to beat Miami on Jan. 19 and getting a game-winner from Spencer Dinwiddie two days later in Detroit. Overall, Brooklyn has won consecutive games four times this season. >> Read more
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