Posted April 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Brooklyn Nets are looking at their next contest as an opportunity to finish an eight-game road stretch in strong fashion. The Nets are unsure of the statuses of Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace heading into Wednesday night's matchup with a Cleveland Cavaliers team that has lost nine straight but should have Kyrie Irving back in the lineup. Brooklyn (42-31) returned home after a 4-3 trip ended with losses to Denver and Utah. The Nets feel that the three days back following Saturday's 116-107 defeat to the Jazz have been beneficial. "I guess it's a little blessing in disguise that we get (a chance) to finish up the road trip on a good note," center Brook Lopez said. Johnson has missed the last four games with a strained quadriceps but returned to practice Tuesday. It's not clear if he will play Wednesday or wait until Thursday's contest with Chicago. The Nets lead Atlanta by one game and the Bulls by two in the race for home-court advantage in the ...
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