After experiencing growing pains early on, they leave their longest road trip of the season so far a perfect 5-0 In the process, Brooklyn began to answer pointed questions about the quality of their defense to compete at the highest level Their West Coast swing included wins over the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers – two teams close to the top of the Western Conference standings the Nets could face in the NBA Finals.

Brooklyn comes home with its longest winning streak of the season – and they do it without Kevin Durant, who continues to deal with hamstring strain and has missed Brooklyn’s last four games

“We came here with a plan so that we could build something here in Brooklyn,” Kyrie Irving said after beating the Clippers 112-108 on Sunday night “I think, for now, winning six in a row, all that does is keep the world quiet for a little while, then, you know, wait until we hit a bump in the road”

Before the Nets started winning it was a bumpy road They excelled against good teams but struggled to beat the bottom of the league Before that winning streak, Brooklyn lost by double digits to the Pistons Detroit Nets players and coaches agree it served as a turning point

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“We weren’t connected at all,” said Irving. “It was embarrassing so we just want to keep demanding that standard of excellence”

Now the Nets are 12-4 against 500 or better teams this season; According to ESPN’s statistics and information research, this is the best win rate (75%) in the league

James Harden said he has seen a ‘night and day’ difference in the resistance of the Nets since joining the team in mid-January until now Harden said the team are “playing hard” and “playing smart” at this point

“We’ve had a lot of frustrating losses,” said Harden. “We don’t want this to haunt us at the end of the season so we’ve decided, as a team, to collect it collectively, each individual”

The Nets will look to extend their winning streak to seven on Tuesday against the visiting Kings, whom Brooklyn beat in Sacramento on the team’s trip to the West

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