The New Jersey Nets will attempt to complete their first winning road trip of the season when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night at the Quiken Loans Arena.
After losing to the Chicago Bulls Monday, New Jersey defeated the first-place Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, setting the stage for the winning road trip. The team's best run away from The Prudential Center to this point is a 1-1 batch of games the first week of January.
Against the Sixers, Nets PG Deron Williams played out of his mind, pouring in a game-high 34 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Morrow played a season-high 41 minutes and added 16 points, while Kris Humphries was good for 13 points and 19 rebounds.
Cleveland broke a four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 91-81 victory over the struggling New York Knicks. Veteran Antawn Jamison led the Cavs with 15 points and Omri Casspi chipped in 13 points in just 22 minutes. Former Nets coach Byron Scott leads the Cavs and first overall pick Kyrie Irving, who are off to a 7-10 start.
New Jersey standout rookie MarShon Brooks may not get a chance to size up Irving -- the man he's chasing for Rookie of the Year -- due to a lingering Achilles injury. Humphries (illness) and Mehmet Okur are also both game-time decisions for Avery Johnson's crew.
Catch the game locally on YES or WFAN 660 with tip scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Nets return home on Sunday to take on the Toronto Raptors at The Rock.