(AP) -- What would appear to be a very winnable game for most NBA teams might prove to be a challenge for the struggling Brooklyn Nets.
They'll look to avoid falling into a tie with the Bucks for the Eastern Conference's worst record when they visit Milwaukee on Saturday night.
A game Thursday against the woeful New York Knicks - who had lost nine in a row - figured to be a prime opportunity for Brooklyn to snap a five-game home losing streak. Instead the Nets (5-14) matched their largest margin of defeat with a 113-83 loss and were outscored 34-16 in the third quarter. They've been outscored in the third period in all but one of their losses.