The Nets thought they would have 11 healthy players vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday but Jordan Farmar was a late scratch and so the Nets streak of games with 10 or fewer players extended to seven games, which is also the length of their streak of losing games.
If Farmar feels better, they are likely to have 11 tonight and if the basketball gods (who can be reached at 33rd and Seventh Avenue nowadays) answer the Nets prayers, they could get up to 12 before the break with Brook Lopez's return.
The Pacers are having trouble of their own. They have dropped five straight and are likely to be without Danny Granger, their leading scorer. While the Nets were losing to the Grizzlies, the Pacers were losing to the Cavaliers in Cleveland. "It’s not an excuse, but I think guys are worn down," coach Frank Vogel said. "It’s been a tough stretch of the schedule against a string of good teams and we’ve had a slew of injuries.