It turns out all the New Jersey Nets needed to get their groove back was to get back to the Prudential Center. Following two road losses in which they averaged just 85 points, the Nets beat the Portland Trailblazers 98-96 Sunday night in Newark.
New Jersey trailed by 8 at halftime but took control with a 25-18 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Devin Harris paced the Nets in their sixth win of the season with 25 points on 7 of 12 shooting along with 8 assists. New Jersey is now 5-2 in games their point guard has at least 20 points. Anthony Morrow added 16 points and Brook Lopez had 13.
Portland was led by Wesley Matthews who had 25 points, shooting 5 of 6 from behind the arc. Brandon Roy poured in 21 points while LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 in the Blazers third straight loss and fifth in their last seven overall.
It was the Nets first win in seven attempts against Portland. In what was New Jersey's fifth back-to-back of the season, the Nets are 1-4 in the first game and 2-3 in the second.
The Nets return to action on Tuesday night when they take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.