The Brooklyn Nets dropped their final five home games to the Phoenix Suns when they were based in New Jersey, but that streak seems poised to end.
The Nets can match a season high with their fifth straight win Friday night when they look to hand the Suns a fifth straight defeat and 12th in a row on the road.
Phoenix (12-25) has taken the last five road matchups in this series heading into its first visit to Brooklyn (20-15). The Suns, however, had Steve Nash for those contests and were a much better team than this one - Phoenix enters with the Western Conference's second-worst record, having lost 10 of 11 games overall.
This is the Suns' longest road skid since a 14-game slide from Jan. 3-Feb. 17, 1984.
"Like I said to the guys, no one's going to dig us out of this, we've got to dig ourselves out of this," coach Alvin Gentry said. "And no one feels sorry for you in the NBA."
Brooklyn, meanwhile, has won six of seven games under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo entering the opener o...