Posted March 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Brooklyn Nets seem to be gaining some confidence during a soft portion of their schedule. The key has been their defense - and one of the league's lowest-scoring teams doesn't seem likely to stand in their way. The Nets will try for their fourth straight victory on Monday night when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers, who have lost 12 of 13. Brooklyn (37-26) bounced back from a stretch of four losses in five games with wins over lowly Charlotte and Washington before beating slumping Atlanta 93-80 on the road Saturday. Big men Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche combined for 36 points on 17-of-27 shooting against the Hawks. "When we're that focused and play with that much attentiveness as we did - not much energy - we can be a really good basketball team,'' said P.J. Carlesimo, who improved to 23-12 since replacing Avery Johnson. "We were a really good basketball team. It's one game, but that's really, really encouraging.'' Now the Nets look to continue taking advantage of a ligh...
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