If the New Jersey Nets plan on getting back on the winning track and bringing their home record back to .500 they will have to do it against the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA's best team, Monday night at The Prudential Center.
Following a modest two-game winning streak, the Nets fell to the New York Knicks Saturday night in Newark. Devin Harris led New Jersey with 22 points while Brook Lopez added 19 and Sasha Vujacic had 15.
The Spurs are 8-2 over their last 10 games, including a 118-94 dissection of the Washington Wizards Saturday night. Guards Tony Parker and George Hill each chipped in 18 points for San Antonio. DaJuan Blair had a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
San Antonio, which is 20-7 overall on the road, will finish its annual "Rodeo Road Trip" with a visit to Central Division-leading Chicago on Thursday night.
The Nets beat the Spurs 90-84 last March, but have dropped 15 of the last 19 meetings between the two teams.