All of this drama is so stupid. So let’s put it behind us and get back to playing basketball, yeah?
WHO: Nets vs. Pacers
WHERE: YES Network (tv), WFAN 101.9FM (radio), Barclays Center (live)
WHEN: 7:30PM EST
Revenge might be on Kyrie Irving’s mind tonight. If you think back to last postseason, Irving had a rough series against Malcolm Brogdon and the Milwaukee Bucks. Brogdon came over to the Pacers as a free agent this summer and will form a one-two punch with Oladipo when he returns from injury. Irving has been sensational so far in Brooklyn and another big night is likely in store.
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The Nets are probably better than their 1-2 record indicates. Despite signing two max free agents in Irving and Kevin Durant, they maintained a decent amount of their depth that got them the 6th seed in last year’s playoffs. Offensively, everything runs through Irving with Levert serving as a secondary playmaker. Dinwiddie is a strong playmaker off the bench, who might be tough to deal with because Edmond Sumner is out with a hand injury. Jordan and Allen will split time at center, despite Allen being the more active big man. Prince, Harris and Temple are solid 3&D wings. Stopping Irving in the pick-and-roll and transition defense are the biggest tasks for the Pacers defense, while Turner’s production over a smaller power forward will be the biggest thing to look at offensively.