The Nets are on an eight-game losing streak and an 11-game home losing streak. The Nets have been more competitive in this skid than their 11-game slide, as six of their defeats are by single digits.
The culprit is how things unfold in the fourth quarter, especially in the last two games. In the five single digit losses, excluding last week in Cleveland, Brooklyn has been outscored by 42 points in the final 12 minutes.
The latest instance occurred Friday in a 106-97 loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Nets clawed back from a 19-point third quarter deficit to take two one-point leads but in the final six-plus minutes, Brooklyn missed 10 of 13 shots and committed four turnovers.
"It's not for lack of effort or lack of trying," Brooklyn center Brook Lopez said. "We just have to really get over that hump."
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