The Nets remain the worst team in the league and have split four games since their last meeting with Dallas. Brooklyn is 4-8 since the All-Star break, when Jeremy Lin returned from a second strained left hamstring.
Three of Brooklyn's last four losses were by single digits and the Nets are 8-26 in games decided by fewer than 10 points.
The latest was a 98-95 loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday. In their 18th loss in the last 19 home games, the Nets missed potential 3-pointers by Brook Lopez and Quincy Acy in the final six seconds.
"I was confident and it felt good," Lopez said. "I thought it was going in. But they took away our first option. I just tried to make myself available. We fought until literally the very end."
Lopez led the Nets with 23 points, while Randy Foye added 14 as Brooklyn was forced to play catch-up after shooting 27.9 percent in the first half. >> Read more