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Nets May Get Brooks Back Friday, Expect Lopez After Break

The Nets had previously said that MarShon Brooks' broken toe would keep him out through this weekend's games against the Pistons and Spurs. But on Friday morning, the team said that Brooks is a game-time decision for Friday night's game in Detroit, possibly giving the Nets 10 healthy bodies, a luxury lately.

Brooks has missed the last six games with the broken toe, which he suffered after returning from a three-game absence with a sore Achilles. In total, the Nets are 4-6 without him, 4-13 with him, and 3-6 with him in the starting lineup.

Talking to reporters Friday morning, Billy King indicated that he expects Brook Lopez back after the All-Star break. "I know in Dallas," King said, "God willing, without any more injuries, we'll have all our guys playing except for the ones out for the season." King also defended Deron Williams selection as an All-Star reserve, contending the team's record is a function of all the injuries, not his play or leadership.

The Nets are in Dallas on Tuesday, Feb. 28 for their first game after the break.