The New Jersey Nets will try put a stop to their four-game losing streak Wednesday night when they kick off a three-game road swing against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The latest setback for the Nets was a 102-98 loss to the Indiana Pacers Monday in Newark. New Jersey had led by as many as 12 before allowing Indiana to take control. Brook Lopez paced the Nets with 20 points, though he only pulled down four rebounds. Sundiata Gaines had a career-high 18 while Sasha Vujacic and Jordan Farmar both added 14.
Byron Scott's Cavs are on the verge of becoming the first team in NBA history to go from best to worst in back-to-back seasons.
Cleveland has lost three in a row and the last six at Quicken Loans Arena, including a 97-86 defeat Monday night at the hands of the Orlando Magic. J.J. Hickson was the only Cavs starter in double figures against the Magic with 18, while Daniel Gibson chipped in 12 off the bench.
The Nets have taken two of three meetings with the Cavaliers this season, though New Jersey has only won two of their last nine in Cleveland.
Next up for New Jersey is a trip south to meet up with Dwight Howard and the Magic in Orlando on Friday night.