The Nets have lost five straight, including one to the Cavaliers. The Cavs have won three straight, including one over the Nets. Not a good sign. Here's one though, from Patrick Rees of the Nets' P.R. staff: The Nets have played 28 home-and-homes in their history: They’ve swept four times, been swept five times and split 19 times. So the odds are good, at least historically, that the Nets will bounce back when they play in Cleveland Wednesday.
Problem is that neither Terrence Williams nor Troy Murphy will play due to nagging injuries, according to tweets from beat reporters in Cleveland. TWill still has sore abdominal muscles and Murphy has a sore foot.
Still, for the Nets to stop their loss streak, they're going to have to get Brook Lopez untracked and consistent games from the four three-point shooters they acquired in the summer rather than having one or two succeed while the others can't find the rim.