The New Jersey Nets and Golden State Warriors are both 13th in their respective conferences.
While the Nets are coming off a win over one of the East's better teams, the Warriors fell to the West's worst club.
If injury-plagued New Jersey's recent efforts by the Bay are any indication, though, another win could be hard to come by as it opens a four-game road swing Friday night.
Despite having just eight players available after losing big men Shelden Williams (eye) and Jordan Williams (concussion-like symptoms) to injury, the Nets (17-35) beat Indiana 100-84 on Wednesday for just their second win in eight games. Deron Williams led the way with 30 points and nine assists as New Jersey posted its most lopsided victory of the season.
"This was probably our best home win of the season against a playoff team," said Williams, who didn't mind playing short-handed. " ... I don't think you really think about it when you are playing the game. It's just something that happens. Guys go down ...