When the Brooklyn Nets step onto the Barclays Center gym floor tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks, they should do so with chips on their shoulders, and a renewed spirit and confidence that a win or wins give you. Monday’s win at home, a double overtime spectacular against the LA Clippers, an elite, Top 3 Western Conference team that potentially could make it to their conference finals next spring, gives them reason to do so.

Led by the career high scoring of Sean Kilpatrick—38 points, 14 rebounds—and the defensive play of rookie Isaiah Whitehead, Brooklyn came from behind, a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter, to send the game into double overtime. The game was also highlighted by the unnecessary ejection of Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers, but it made the game that much more eventful.

“It’s just something that we have to keep building on,” Kilpatrick said.

Brooklyn, near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, competing with the Philadelphia 76ers for last place, extended the Clippers’ current losing streak to three. Brooklyn desperately needed a win to end their losing streak, which had grown to seven, starting with their loss Nov. 14 to this same LA team. The win was a quick payback for their 32-point loss two weeks ago.

“Everyone in this locker room knows what we can do,” said Kilpatrick, aware of how the effects of losing could wear on his teammates. “The more we continue to keep competing together, and the more that we keep sitting there believing in each other, I think it’s something good for us.”

Center and team captain Brook Lopez analyzed Brooklyn’s win succinctly. “We just kept competing,” he said. “Our guys didn’t give up. We played together, trusting one another, and we got stops when we needed to. I think that’s the most important thing. We were very solid defensively.”

The Nets also play the Bucks again Saturday, in Milwaukee, the Washington Wizards Monday and the Denver Nuggets Wednesday, both at Barclays before they hit the road again, traveling to San Antonio and Houston, Texas.