The Brooklyn Nets are looking to be somewhere on Saturday night they haven’t been since Apr. 12, 2003: on top of the Eastern Conference.
Yes, that date was the last time the Nets owned the East’s No. 1 spot, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
On Apr. 12, 2003, the Nets defeated the Raptors, 94-86, to improve to 49-31.
The Nets (11-4), who have won a season-high tying five straight games and will take on the 11-3 Miami Heat on Saturday night, are off to their best start in franchise history.
But the Heat have not lost a game at home this season (7-0), and own an 11-game winning streak against the Nets.
The Nets haven’t beaten the Heat since March 20, 2009.
LeBron James owns a 15-game winning streak against the Nets, including 7-0 with the Heat.