Nets get first road win of season

The New Jersey Nets went 0-18 before getting their first win of the season, a home victory against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Tuesday in Chicago, the Nets beat the Bulls to earn their first road win.

The AP reports:

Brook Lopez scored 25 points and Devin Harris hit to the go-ahead basket with 14.9 seconds left Tuesday night as the New Jersey Nets got their second win of the season and first on the road, beating the Chicago Bulls 103-101.

The Nets, who got off the worst start in NBA history at 0-18 before beating Charlotte and then losing to the Knicks, are now 2-19 — including 1-12 away from home.

Chris Douglas-Roberts added 20 points and Harris had 17 for New Jersey.

The Newark Star-Ledger reports:

“It’s huge. Huge because — I mean, we only have two wins — but this was the first one we really had to gut out,” Chris Douglas-Roberts said. “This was a gut check. Throughout the NBA season there are a lot of these, and it was great to see how we reacted to the pressure. We reacted great to a lot of different runs. This was a great win and a good sign. This shows that we can play like this. So it was great.”

Tony Battie: “We showed some mental toughness, and we never got rattled when things didn’t go our way. We persevered. We couldn’t stiff-arm them and get it under control, but we got a good road win.”

Next up for the Nets is a home game Wednesday against the struggling Golden State Warriors, a road game Friday against the beatable Indiana Pacers (who are now without injured star Danny Granger), and then tough games in Atlanta and Cleveland.

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