The Portland Trail Blazers enter their next game at the Rose Garden looking to avoid extending a rare home losing streak. They hope a visit from the New Jersey Nets goes better than the last meeting between the two.
Steve Nash had 23 points and 16 assists, Vince Carter also scored 23 points, and the Phoenix Suns erased a 15-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the New Jersey Nets 118-109 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Rashard Lewis had 16 points and a season-high 13 rebounds Friday night, and the Washington Wizards raced out to an early 18-point lead before cruising to a 97-77 victory over the .New Jersey Nets.
Sasha Vujacic made the tiebreaking basket with 5.3 seconds left, and the New Jersey Nets snapped their five-game losing streak with a 96-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Emeka Okafor had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Hornets beat the New Jersey Nets 105-91 on Wednesday night to snap a two-game skid.
Brook Lopez scored 26 points, Sasha Vujacic added a season-high 16 and the New Jersey Nets snapped a 10-game road losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
The New Jersey Nets are feeling good after winning as many games this past week as they won the previous four weeks combined. Both those victories came on their home court, however, and now they’re about to take to the road, where they’ve struggled mightily.
Draft picks increase the Nets’ chance of making a bigger trade, perhaps now having the pieces for a potential deal with Denver to acquire Carmelo Anthony.