NEW YORK -- In their last two games, the Brooklyn Nets made enough plays in the fourth quarter and won.
If they get into a close game Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets at Barclays Center and make the plays on both ends in the fourth quarter, the Nets will be on their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Brooklyn (23-48) won consecutive games for the fifth time this season Monday when it held off the Memphis Grizzlies for a 118-115 victory. The Nets outscored the Grizzlies 31-21 in the final 12 minutes, doing so after limiting the Dallas Mavericks to 17 points in the fourth on Saturday.
"I think in the fourth quarter we put a lot more resistance on and we became a lot more physical," Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. Giving up 21 points in the fourth quarter, I thought that was key. Seventeen last game, 21 this game. The defense was good again in the fourth quarter.
"We buckled down and got stops when we needed to, took care of the ball when we needed to, made free throws when we needed to." >> Read more
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