The Brooklyn Nets were off to a respectable start and then they lost Caris LeVert for an extended period due to a scary fall under the basket.
Since their leading scorer went down with a dislocated foot, getting wins is a struggle for the Nets, especially at home.
Monday will be the three-week mark of LeVert's injury and the Nets will try to stop a pair of six-game losing streaks when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Since LeVert went down trying to defend Minnesota's Josh Okogie in the final seconds of the first half on Nov. 12, Brooklyn (8-16) is 2-9 in its last 11 games. It is on a six-game overall losing streak and a six-game skid at home since a 25-point win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. 4.
The latest loss for Brooklyn was a flat 102-88 loss at Washington on the second night of a back-to-back Saturday night. The Nets recorded a season-low in points, finished under 100 points for the third time and shot 37 percent, highlighted by a 5-of-17 in the third quarter when the game slipped away from them.
"We just were not sharp," Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. "We obviously did not shoot the ball well. It is funny, I thought our defense was decent. We did a decent job on the defensive end. Obviously (we) did not shoot the ball well. I think their switching bothered us quite honestly." >> Read more
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