With a win tomorrow night in Portland, the Brooklyn Nets will tie their franchise record for road wins in a season. The team is currently 19-15 on the road and has never finished above .500 away from home, even in their NBA finals seasons of 2002 and 2003. Their record for road wins is 20, which was set in the 2005-06 season, a year when the Nets won their division.
When P.J. Carlesimo was told that the Nets are just one road win away from the franchise record, he was surprised seeing that the franchise has been in the NBA for over 30 years.
Additionally, with a win on Wednesday Brooklyn will clinch their first winning season since 2005-06 with their 42nd win of the season.
This is yet another milestone in Brooklyn’s inaugural season in New York. The team has had a very quick turnaround from last season, when they finished with the 6th worst record in the NBA. The Nets have already clinched a playoff spot and are in position to have home court advantage in the first round. They have 4 games remaining on their 8-game road trip.