NETS GAMENIGHT: #Nets (10-20) @ #Spurs (24-7)

Updated: December 31, 2013

Brooklyn Nets (10-20) @ San Antonio Spurs (24-7)

AT&T Center 7:00

TV: YES– RADIO: WFAN 660/101.9 FM

[quote_simple]NETS STARTERS
The starting lineup tonight will be Deron Williams playing alongside Joe Johnson in the backcourt with Paul Pierce, Mirza Teletovic up front and the man in the middle Kevin Garnett.

The Nets lost five out of their last six games after putting together four wins in five games earlier in the month so the frustration for the players and the fans is at an all-time high right now.

The Pacers ran Brooklyn off the floor Saturday night in Indiana by only allowing the Nets to score 35 points after halftime while outrebounding them 41-28.

The lack of rebounding is killing the Nets so somehow it has to be corrected for them to compete with the above .500 teams.

The energy just doesn’t seem to be there each and every night and when it is not they get their heads handed to them with no resistance.

[box]Injury News:

One piece of good news is that Andrei Kirilenko may see action after missing the last 25 games.  His energy and effort is exactly what Brooklyn lacks..[/box]


The Spurs starting lineup will be Tony Parker and Marco Belinelli in the backcourt with Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter playing in the frontcourt.

The Spurs enter this game having won nine of their last 12 games with the same core group and a few new faces sprinkled in.

Ginobili and Duncan combined for San Antonio’s final 21 points in a 112-104 win over Sacramento on Sunday and Ginobili finished with a season-high 28 points.

San Antonio has won the past five meetings with the Nets by an average of 19.4 points.

[quote_simple][box]Game Notes:

Nets are 4-36 all-time in San Antonio

The Nets last victory in San Antonio came on 1/22/02.

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker have been teammates since the 2002-03 season.



Get a W

The Nets are 1-19 in their last 20 regular-season games against the Spurs so the odds are against them to pull out this New Years Eve rematch.

Last seasons debacle on the same date had San Antonio blowing the doors off the Nets 104-73. The Nets were outscored 30-5 in the now famous third quarter.  Remember that Nets fans…..

San Antonio is 4-4 in their last eight home games and the Spurs have alternated losses-wins over that stretch so that means the Nets will win tonight.  Right?

Energy and effort are a must against one the best teams in the league so lets see if Brooklyn can get a W.





Andrei Kirilenko – gametime decision (back spasms)

Andray Blacthe – OUT (personal reasons)

Brook Lopez  – OUT (ankle)




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