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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets, 7:30PM EST

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What a weird week it has been.

Kyrie Irving was - never mind. Let’s not go there. How about: The Brooklyn Nets will look to bounce back on Tuesday night as they take on the Denver Nuggets at Barclays Center.

The Nuggets have MVP-candidate Nikola Jokic, while the Nets will look to get cooking with their own MVP, Kevin Durant, along with absolutely NO distractions at all. None whatsoever.

None.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (5-6) vs. Denver Nuggets (5-5)

WHEN: 7:30 PM EST

WHERE: YES Network (tv), WFAN (radio)

Game Preview.

For a team that’s been having their issues on the defensive end, you’d think that a guy like Bruce Brown would’ve gotten some more run on Sunday. To be fair to the Nets coaching staff, the Thunder came into the game as one of the worst offenses in the NBA so it was natural to try and go for a more offensive oriented starting five. However, when they started heating up and didn’t cool down, someone like Brown might’ve come in handy. The Nets are still trying to figure out who goes where and minutes distributions, so it’s gonna be bumpy for a while.

Speaking of defense, the Nets will have their hands full with Jamal Murray. Murray had a star turn in the bubble and his success will determine just how far Denver goes in the playoffs. He’s coming off a poor game in the Garden so he’ll be raring to go. Tonight would be perfect for Brown to get back into the rotation so he can help deter one of the game’s better guards.

For more on the Nuggets, check out Denver Stiffs.