Still looking to improve their playoff seeding, the Brooklyn Nets hope their recent road success will stay with them as they continue their lengthy trip.
The Dallas Mavericks are simply trying to keep their streak of consecutive postseason appearances alive, but time is running out.
After opening a season-high eight-game road trip with a win, the Nets try to avenge a home loss to the Mavericks from earlier this month Wednesday night.
Brooklyn's 17-day trip started well with an easy 119-82 victory over Detroit on Monday. The Nets (39-28) are one game back of New York for first place in the Atlantic Division and the third spot in the Eastern Conference, a position they could improve upon during the trip considering their road play.
They've won six of eight road contests while holding opponents to 89.6 points per game over that stretch.
"It is hard to be critical of anything," coach P.J. Carlesimo said after his team led the Pistons by as many as 43. "I thought we were very focuse...