NETS GAMENIGHT: #Knicks @ #Nets

Updated: April 15, 2014


Barclays Center 8:00




The starting lineup will be  Deron Williams playing alongside Joe Johnson in the backcourt with Paul Pierce and Andrei Kirilenko up front and the man in the middle Kevin Garnett.

The Nets beat the Orlando Magic 97-88 on Sunday and look to keep their stellar home record going with a win tonight against the visiting Knicks to even the season series at 2-2 in their last regular season home game.

The Nets will sit quite a few players and Williams, Pierce and Johnson all are listed as gametime decisions.

Alan Anderson (sore abdominal muscle) and Shaun Livingston (sprained big toe) and Mirza Teletovic (personal) will not play tonight to more or less give them the night off to rest down the stretch.


The Knicks starting lineup will be Raymond Felton and JR Smith in the backcourt with Kenyon Martin , Amare Stoudamire and  Tyson Chandler playing in the frontcourt.

New York has been eliminated from the playoffs for a few days and won its last two games against Toronto and Chicago since that time.

After facing the Nets, the Knicks close the season Wednesday at home against Toronto and will be watching the playoffs on television.


With a win it would be the team’s 29th home win of the season, giving the team a 29-12 home record for the season.

The Nets are trying to even the season series against the Knicks for the ’13-14 season.

If the Nets win it will be the Nets 24th win in their last 27 home games.


[quote_simple]WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Finish at home strong

The Nets ill continue to rest players as they finish the regular season with the fifth seed pretty much locked up and they look forward to a matchup against the Chicago Bulls or Toronto Raptors in the first round.

The Nets have won 17 of their last 18 home games and will try to close out their home schedule with another win against their cross-town rival Knicks.

Brooklyn has enjoyed great success at home since the new year and are looking for their 29th win at Barclays Center tonight.




Deron Williams – GTD (knee tendinitis)

Joe Johnson – GTD (sore right calf)

Paul Pierce – GTD (sore right shoulder)

Brook Lopez  – OUT (ankle)

Alan Anderson – OUT sore abdominal muscle)

Shaun Livingston – OUT ( sprained right toe)

Mirza Teletovic – OUT (personal)


Carmelo Anthony – OUT (rest)


Coach Kidd – “No one cares who scores, it’s all about Brooklyn.”