DALLAS -- Dallas (5-16) faces the Brooklyn Nets (7-13) on Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. Both squads suffered road losses Monday in Texas.
The depleted Nets are coming off a 117-103 loss at Houston, a game that featured an NBA-record 89 3-point attempts. Brooklyn was without D'Angelo Russell, Allen Crabbe, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and DeMarre Carroll.
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson experimented with using a zone defense, which appeared to slow down the Rockets after a 43-point first period.
"Maybe in a game like this, you discover something," Atkinson said. "Maybe it's a strategy we can use going forward, but for not having practiced it much, it was interesting."
Brooklyn has dropped four of five, but did open its current three-game road trip that ends in Dallas with a win at Memphis.
Isaiah Whitehead gave the Nets a boost Monday against Houston by matching his career high with 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting. Whitehead, called up from the G-League that morning, had only scored 18 points in his first five game this season. >> Read more
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