Tip-off: 10:30 p.m. eastern, 7:30 p.m. pacific
Watch on: TNT
Calling the game: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and Rachel Nichols
Venue: The Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
Referees: Ken Mauer, Nick Buchert and Leroy Richardson
|Deron Williams||PG||Aaron Brooks|
|Shaun Livingston||SG||Randy Foye|
|Joe Johnson||SF||Evan Fournier|
|Paul Pierce||PF||Kenneth Faried|
|Kevin Garnett||C||Timofey Mozgov|
Injuries: Brook Lopez is out for the Nets (foot) while five players, Wilson Chandler (knee), Darell Arthur (hip), Danillo Gallinari (knee), Ty Lawson (rib), JaVale McGee (tibia fracture) and Nate Robinson (knee) are out for the Nuggets.
The last time these teams met: The Nuggets won 111-87 in Brooklyn over the Nets in December, earlier this season. Mozgov had 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds.
Stat that you probably didn't know: Over his last 24 games, veteran guard Randy Foye is averaging 16.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists while shooting .442 percent from the field and .419 percent from behind the arc.
Another stat that you probably didn't know: The Nets have not won a game in Denver since January 27, 2007. Starting for the Nets that night? Jason Kidd, Vince Carter (who scored 40 points), Antoine Wright, Mikki Moore and Jason Collins. Starting for the Nuggets that night? Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Steve Blake, Reggie Evans and Marcus Camby. AI and Melo combined for 41 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds.
History watch: Kevin Garnett needs to score 14 points to pass eight-time All-Star (and former Nugget) Alex English for the 14th spot on the NBA's all-time points list.
Prediction: The short handed Nuggets will win a close game in Denver tonight, beating the Nets 91-87.
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