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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons, 7:30 PM EST

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It’s already been a really, really long week. A tough week.

Wednesday night, though, the Nets will return home where they’ll take on the Detroit Pistons. This will be a nationally-televised game. And one that will certainly have emotional overtones.

The Nets are ahead of the Pistons in the Eastern Conference playoff run, and looking for some momentum as they head into the second half of the season.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (19-26) vs. Detroit Pistons (17-29)

WHEN: 7:30 PM EST

WHERE: ESPN & YES Network (tv), WFAN (radio), Barclays Center (live)

Game Preview

It’s been tough ... very, very tough. The Nets lost Sunday to the Knicks. The score didn’t matter, the performance didn’t matter. Kenny Atkinson said he didn’t even review the game tape, moved right past it to preparing for the Pistons. The two teams played in a fog, in a daze. The loss wasn’t about the game, the 48 minutes. It was about Kobe Bryant, his life. We will all try to move on. No guarantees, but we will try.

Tonight’s opponent is the Detroit Pistons who the Nets beat on Saturday in the Motor City. Now, the two teams will face off in Brooklyn. The Nets are hoping for the same result, minus the overtime, of course.

For more on the Pistons, see Detroit Bad Boys.