The New Jersey Nets will try to continue their winning ways on the road Friday night when they take on the Indiana Pacers. The Nets, winners of two in a row and four of their last five, will be meeting a Pacers team in the midst of a six game losing streak.
Last time out, the Nets took out the Memphis Grizzlies 93-88 behind Anthony Morrow's 19 points. Brook Lopez added 17 while Devin Harris had 13, including big free throws in the final seconds. The victory capped the first homestand with at least three victories in nearly four years.
The Pacers, meanwhile, are fresh off another blowout loss, this time at the hands of the Orlando Magic 111-96. Danny Granger led Indiana with 27 points and Darren Collison scored 21.
Even with both teams seemingly headed in different directions, New Jersey has not won a game away from home since December 21 when they beat the Grizzlies in Memphis. The Pacers are also just two games out of the final playoff spot in the East while the Nets find themselves sitting six games away from that eight position.
The Pacers have taken four in a row and seven of eight from the Nets. In their last 15 visits to Indiana, New Jersey has gone 5-10 against the Pacers.
Avery Johnson and the Nets will conclude their short two-game road trip Saturday night in Milwaukee against the Bucks.