The Brooklyn Nets come to Portland to play the Trail Blazers Monday night with confidence, a two-game winning streak and some familiar faces.
The Nets (38-36) have won the last two stops on a seven-game, 15-day road trip - Portland is game No. 6 - with victories against the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers.
Brooklyn rallied from a 28-point deficit - the Nets trailed by 25 points heading into the fourth quarter - to beat the Kings 123-121 on Tuesday. On Friday, they downed the Lakers 111-106.
"They play hard the whole game," Portland forward Moe Harkless said. "I watched the Sacramento game - what a comeback that was. They're a team that can go on runs really fast and take over a game. We have to play hard for the whole 48 (minutes) against them."
"They're good," Portland center Zach Collins said. "Their guys have done a good job of staying together and playing the right way. They're putting it together this year for the first time in a while." >> Read more
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