If the New Jersey Nets are going to finally snap their six game losing streak, they have found the right team to do it against in the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Not only have the Wolves lost 10 in a row, but they are tied with the Nets for the second worst record away from home at 5-33.
To go along with their own six game losing streak, the Nets have dropped 10 of their last 11 and have not won at the Prudential Center since their impressive 88-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on March 14.
Last time out New Jersey fell to LeBron James and the Miami Heat 108-94. Playing without leading rebounder Kris Humphries, the Nets were dominated on the glass 50-30. Deron Williams led the way for New Jersey, scoring 18 points and handing out 12 assists. Travis Outlaw had 17 points off the bench while Brook Lopez added 16.
Humphries is out again, as is rookie Damion James while Anthony Morrow will be a game-time decision after missing shoot around due to knee tendinitis.
Minnesota is fresh off a 106-89 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Michael Beasley paced the Wolves with 20 points, Luke Ridnour had 17 and Nikola Pekovic added 14. Minnesota has not won on the road since March 2 against the Pistons.
Thankfully for the Nets, the Wolves will be without rebounding superstar Kevin Love due to a strained groin.
The Timberwolves beat the Nets earlier this season 103-88, though they were led by Love's 23 points and 10 rebounds. New Jersey has dropped four straight and 10 of 14 in the series.
The Nets will be right back at it on Wednesday night on the road against the Detroit Pistons.