The Brooklyn Nets haven't been over .500 all season and were 10 games under at one point.
They will try to get better than even when they play at the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
The Nets were 8-18 on Dec. 5 after they coughed up an 18-point lead after three quarters, losing 114-112 to visiting Oklahoma City as the Thunder's Paul George went off for 25 fourth-quarter points.
Brooklyn turned things around from there, running off seven consecutive victories to get back in the playoff chase and then crawling toward .500, which they finally reached Wednesday night with an improbable 145-142 overtime victory at Houston.
The Nets (23-23) have won six of their past eight games. They haven't been at .500 this late in the season since 2013-14.
"We've got to do it as a group and that's what the guys did. Contributions from everybody," coach Kenny Atkinson said of the win over Houston. "I don't want to have a parade or anything, but that's real big-time progress ... these guys want more."
Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie was the main hero Wednesday night -- draining a trio of 3-pointers in the final 26.2 seconds of regulation and giving Brooklyn the lead with a basket with 28 seconds remaining in overtime. The Nets had been down 11 with 2:29 to go in regulation. >> Read More
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