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Lopez, Team "D" Propelling Nets

With Brook Lopez and Devin Harris resurgent, the Nets go up against the worst team in the NBA Monday night, a team that has lost 26 of its last 27 (the one win was against the Knicks) and 16 in a row.  Injuries have devastated them.

Look at Monday's injury report:  Ramon Sessions (abdominal) questionable, Mo Williams (hip) out, Anderson Varejao (ankle) out, Leon Powe (knee) out, Anthony Parker (back) out.  Oh yeah, LeBron James (ego) never coming back. 

Still, their last road win was in New Jersey and what remains of their team is hungry...and that's what Avery Johnson wants his relatively healthy team to be as well. Lopez has has shown hunger lately.

He's averaging 24.3 points a game and anchoring the defense over the last six.  That defense has become a point of pride for the team. They held the JazzPistons and Mavericks to 41.6%, 33.3% and 37.4% shooting.  Considering that the Cavs shot 32% in their last game, that should continue.