Brook Lopez reached a career milestone and was given the game ball. What he cherished most was the victory, a rarity these days for the Nets.
The veteran Brooklyn center had 24 points and eight rebounds to surpass 10,000 points with the Nets, who never trailed in snapping a 16-game losing streak by defeating the Sacramento Kings 109-100 on Wednesday night.
The Nets' previous win was Jan. 20 at New Orleans, and they had dropped 27 of 28 since beating Charlotte on Dec. 26. The franchise record for consecutive losses is 18 by the 2009-10 team that went 12-70, another low mark in club history.
"The win is the most important thing," said Lopez, who had eight...