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Nets vs. Bucks 2/19/13

Here are some notes for those fans watching the Brooklyn Nets (31-22) play host to the Milwaukee Bucks (26-25) in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

If the Nets win it would snap a 13-game losing streak to Milwaukee and a seven-game slump at home to the Bucks which began on 3/30/09. It’d also make them 12-11 in the first game after the All-Star break, which dates back to the 1989-90 season.

Thus far Brooklyn has the fourth most wins, with 31, before the All-Star break in the history of the franchise, and the most since the 2003-04 season, when they recorded 34 victories.

After the 119-108 victory over Denver on 2/13 the Nets are 5-0 on the season when recording 112-plus points in a game.

Brooklyn was able to record a season-high points in a quarter in that game against the Nuggets, with 39 in the second quarter. The previous high was 38 vs. OKC on 12/4. The Nets also recorded 62 points in the first-half vs. Den on 2/13; it was the eighth time this season that the guys have been able to score 60 or more points by the end of the first half.

The Nets were also able to hit 16 three-pointers vs. Denver on 2/13, which tied a season-high in three-point field goals made in a single game (16 at Houston on 1/26). Brooklyn set a season-high in three-point field goal perdentage in that game with a minimum of 10 attempts, going 59.3% from the long range shot.

Defense has been one of the keys to the Nets success, as Brooklyn has been able to hold 31 of their first 52 opponents under 100 points in regulation holding a 24-7 record in those games. Additional the Nets are 18-2 when holding an opponent under 90 points this season and 5-0 when an opponent fails to hit 80.

The Nets and Bucks game is slated to air on the YES Network, with tip-off slated for 7:30 p.m.

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