(AP) -- The Brooklyn Nets are above .500 for the first time this season. It doesn't seem like they should have trouble staying there Friday night.
The Nets aim to match their longest winning streak of the season as they travel to face the woeful Boston Celtics.
Winners of four straight, the Nets (30-29) have locked down on defense, allowing 90.3 points per game during the streak and forcing an average of 22.8 turnovers. Brooklyn is coming off easy wins over two of the league's hottest teams, defeating Chicago 96-80 on Monday and leading by as many as 30 in a 103-94 win over Memphis on Wednesday.