MILWAUKEE, Dec. 28 (Ticker) --
The New Jersey Nets are using the
confidence they have built at home to start winning on the road.
had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Jason Kidd
scored 23 points as the Nets extended their season-high winning
streak to six games with 104-96 victory over the Milwaukee
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New Jersey has won 11 of its last 13 games, due mainly to a
12-game home winning streak - the second-longest in franchise
history. The Nets had won just four of 12 games on the road but
seem to have gained confidence from their home success.
"Our agenda is to be one of the best teams in the league. And
in order to do that, you have to win on the road," said New
Jersey coach Byron Scott, who notched his 100th victory. "We
need to come out with a different attitude, one that we should
win. We did that tonight. I saw a different attitude and
different focus tonight."
"We came out with the attitude that we need to start winning on
the road," Kidd added. "It is more or less executing and making
shots. We play well on the road but have had some tough
New Jersey swept the home-and-home series with the Bucks, who
were unable to keep up with with the best running team in the
league. The Nets scored 28 points on the fast break while
Milwaukee managed just seven.
"We got off to a slow start and then they got it going in
transition," Bucks guard Michael Redd
said. "You have to be
good in transition against a team like New Jersey. Tonight we
let them get out and run on us."
"That's their gig, it's what they do best," Milwaukee coach
George Karl added. "But giving up dunks and layups, whether
it's transition or not, is something you just can't do if you're
going to beat a good team."
Ahead by as many as 16 points, the Nets were clinging to a 92-89
lead before Martin made a running hook shot in the lane with
"I was trying to do things I do at home here on the road," said
Martin, who made 9-of-20 shots. "I was just trying to make
plays and the game came to me."
A missed layup by former Net Sam Cassell
turned into another
fast break for New Jersey and Kidd threw a long pass to Lucious
, who made a no-look feed to Jefferson for a dunk with
After a pair of free throws by Cassell, New Jersey's Rodney
drove the baseline for a dunk and Kidd made four free
throws in the final 81 seconds to seal a much-needed road
Harris scored 17 points and Jefferson finished with 16 for the
Nets, who snapped a three-game road losing streak and won away
from home for the first time since November 30.
"We got tired of hearing how different we are home and away,"
Jefferson said. "Hopefully, we won't have to answer any more
New Jersey also snapped a five-game losing streak at the Bradley
Center, where it had not won since March 18, 2000.
Jefferson and Harris each grabbed eight rebounds, helping the
Nets to a 41-32 edge on the boards. They committed just eight
Redd scored 21 points off the bench, Cassell had 20 and Ray
19 for the Bucks, who lost for the fifth time in seven