WHAT IT MEANS: The Brooklyn Nets went to Denver, and, to the surprise of no one, got blown out of Pepsi Center.
In their 109-87 loss to the Nuggets on Friday night, the Nets shot just 40.5 percent from the field and went 18-for-36 from the free throw line, while being outscored 62-46 in the paint and 26-2 on the fast break.
Brooklyn (43-29), which trailed by as many as 22, dropped to 16-26 against .500-or-better teams (at time of game played) and 4-2 on its eight-game circus road trip.
Denver (50-24) has won 18 straight games at home, and is 33-3 there this season.
SECOND-RATE: The Nets were outscored 29-15 in the second quarter. They shot just 25 percent in the frame (4-for-16), had seven turnovers and allowed the Nuggets to rip off a 16-2 run and blow the game wide open.
UP NEXT: Nets at Utah Jazz on Saturday at 9 p.m.