The Brooklyn Nets are back on the board! After returning Kyrie Irving to the lineup, the Nets blew out the Atlanta Hawks at home. Now, they must turn their attention toward a tougher foe, the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz have won 9 straight games. The Nets, well, they’re on a one-game win streak. But, you gotta start somewhere!
WHO: Brooklyn Nets (18-20) vs. Utah Jazz (27-12)
WHEN: 7:30 PM EST
WHERE: YES Network (tv), WFAN (radio), Barclays Center (live)
Player to watch: Bojan Bogdanovic
Bogie’s bounced around some since he was traded from the Nets to the Washington Wizards in 2017, but he’s been solid everywhere he’s played. He joined Utah as a free agent after two good seasons with Indiana and has filled the scoring void caused by Conley’s absence. Bogie’s averaging a career high 21 points a night on a .445/.415/.900 shooting line. It pays to have as many scoring options as possible, and if Bogdanovic keeps his level of play up, Utah could be in line to make a deep playoff run.
With Caris LeVert back, there’s less pressure on Joe Harris to be that second scoring option. Like a lot of Nets, he had his fair share of struggles during the losing streak. Now that the squad is as close to 100 percent as they’ll get, Harris will be the beneficiary of the attention Irving gets from opposing defenses.
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