NEW YORK -- It was three weeks ago when the Brooklyn Nets walked off the court after being unable to stop Paul George and prevent the Oklahoma City Thunder from overcoming a 23-point deficit and winning on a buzzer-beater.
It was the kind of moment that threatened to demoralize the Nets, who felt they were close in most games during an eight-game losing streak. Instead, the Nets became one of the league's hottest teams with seven straight wins.
The streak ended Friday but the Nets won again Sunday and they seek their ninth win in 10 games Wednesday night when they host the Charlotte Hornets in the front end of a home-and-home set.
When George's game-winner went through to give Oklahoma City a 114-112 win, the Nets were 8-18. Since then, they have won those close games that eluded them with wins over Toronto, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Nets couldn't knock off the Indiana Pacers Friday by getting outscored 14-3 down the stretch of a 114-106 loss but they rebounded nicely with Sunday's 111-103 win over the Phoenix Suns. The Nets led for the final 39-plus minutes, gained control by scoring 13 straight points in the third quarter and provided an answer when the Suns mounted a comeback attempt in the fourth.
Spencer Dinwiddie continued his run of productivity off the bench by scoring 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter. It extended his streak to 28 straight games off the bench, the second-longest streak in team history.
During this streak, Dinwiddie is averaging 23 points on 50.4 percent shooting and 6.1 assists.
D'Angelo Russell added 18 points and eight assists, and during Brooklyn's surge, he is averaging 16.2 points and eight rebounds. Read More >>
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