Game 20 - Nets @ Cavaliers - Friday, January 27, 7:30

Will this be a showdown between two of the NBA's top rookies? Could be if MarShon Brooks, a game time decision again, can get beyond the pain in his Achilles tendon. Kyrie Irving is the only rookie scoring better than Brooks, 16.8 to 15.2, but Irving is also averaging 4.9 assists.

More importantly, can the Nets put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season? They've got a chance, having showed recently they're getting better, winning four of their last eight and three of their last five, despite injuries. The Nets are also into their new motto, "I love it", which basically translates to we can deal with whatever adversity is thrown at us. Deron Williams, who coined the term, is, of course, coming up his 34-and-11 game, with dagger, in Philly. D-Will and LeBron James are the only two NBA players with multiple 30-point, 10-assist games this season.

The Cavaliers' last game was a win over the spiraling Knicks. That broke a four-game losing streak. Where the Cavs have excelled lately is on defense, holding the Knicks to 85 and before that, holding the Heat to 92. In another fun matchup, Anderson Varejao and Kris Humphries will face off. They rank fifth and seventh in the NBA in rebounding.

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