There was a team that up until this past Saturday hadn't lost in 2014 it wasn't the Miami Heat, not the San Antonio Spurs, not the Indiana Pacers, or any of the favorites for the NBA title, but the Brooklyn Nets. The Brooklyn Nets hadn't yet to lost in 2014 up until they lost to the Toronto Raptors. I'm not sure if Kevin Garnett has found a time machine, but he's been playing closer to his former self. The quiet Joe Johnson has been playing well, not at an MVP level, but damn near close and maybe the Nets have just found their stride and this is just may be temporary, but they have pulled of some impressive wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder, they snapped the Golden State Warriors win streak, and yes even beat the two time defending champion Miami Heat.
Sure the Heat were playing back to back games, and sure the Nets only beat the Thunder by two points, but a win is a win and the Nets have to be feeling better about themselves considering where they were just one month ago. The Nets are 15-22 4 games back of the division leading Toronto Raptors (which shows how sad the Eastern Conference is this year) and have a mix of teams coming up starting with the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks. The Eastern Conference is so sad that I wouldn't put another streak out of reach for these Brooklyn Nets.