NEW YORK -- In the last week, the Brooklyn Nets have faced two elite point guards in the Western Conference.
Their meetings with Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City and Chris Paul in Los Angeles did not go well.
On Sunday, the Nets return home and face another top point guard when they host Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Nets return from their five-game trip with a 4-8 record and a three-game losing streak, partially because they could not stop Paul and Westbrook.
On Monday, Paul had 21 points and nine assists in Brooklyn's 127-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. A night later, second-year point guard D'Angelo Russell shredded Brooklyn's defense by scoring 32 points in a 125-118 loss. >> Read more
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