After opening 2013 with their best stretch of the season, the Brooklyn Nets have fallen way off that pace lately.
A visit to Detroit is probably not coming at the most opportune time.
Brooklyn will try to snap a string of 10 straight road losses to the Pistons on Wednesday night.
The Nets (28-20) were riding high after winning 10 of 11 last month, but things began to turn with consecutive road losses at Memphis and Houston by a combined 37 points Jan. 25-26.
They settled for a split of a four-game homestand following Tuesday's 92-83 loss to a Lakers team playing without Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace.
"I don't know why, I thought we were ready for this game, but proven wrong tonight," guard Deron Williams said.
After shooting a season-low 34.8 percent against the Lakers, Brooklyn hopes to find some rhythm offensively as it tries to win in Detroit for the first time since March 6, 2006.
The Nets have reached 100 points just once in their last 10 games, averaging 90.9 over...