NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets finally lost a game, all the plays they were making in the fourth quarter for two weeks did not happen and their longest winning streak in nearly six years finally ended Friday night against the Indiana Pacers.
On Sunday, they attempt to start a new winning streak when they host the Phoenix Suns.
In one of the wildest pendulum swings in team history, the Nets followed an eight-game losing streak from Nov. 21-Dec. 5 with seven straight wins from Dec. 7-Dec. 19. The losing streak featured five losses by single digits and the winning streak featured six wins by single digits.
Overall, the Nets have played 22 games decided by single digits and won 10 of those. In Friday's 114-106 loss to the Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn rallied from being down 13 points after the opening quarter and held a three-point lead with three minutes left only to finish the game by getting outscored 14-3 the rest of the way.
"We could really never stop them," Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said after being ejected in the final minutes We didn't stop them all night. I think we got in a big hole - 37-point first quarter and then fourth quarter we couldn't stop them either. We tried some different things. We tried mucking up the game a little, some different defenses, and never found that key to stopping them."
The Nets lost despite shooting a season-high 64.7 percent from 3-point range in the second half and handing out 28 assists. The Nets also held a 41-29 rebounding edge and in their last eight games, they are outrebounding opponents 353-232. >> Read More
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