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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 PM EST

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Hey, that was a nice win against the Utah Jazz, wasn’t it? Without Kevin Durant - who remains out for Covid-19 reasons - the Nets buried the Jazz. Now, they turn their attention to the Philadelphia 76ers who are out here just crushing their opponents.

Led by Joel Embiid, the 7-1 Sixers dropped 141 points on the Wizards on Wednesday night. Doing much of their damage this season on the defensive side of the ball, they’ll check in with the league’s number one defense heading into Barclays on Thursday night.

The Nets will once again be without Kevin Durant. Oh, right, and Kyrie Irving (personal) is also out. So, that should be fun.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (4-4) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7-1)

WHEN: 7:30 PM EST

WEHRE: TNT (national tv), YES Network (local), WFAN (radio)

Game Preview.

After this one, the Nets will hop on a flight to Memphis to play the Grizzlies on Friday night. A blowout win and keeping the starters minutes low would be the best of both worlds for the team tonight.

Will the Sixers be tired? They played a close, fast paced game last night and the Nets play at the fifth fastest pace in the league (for what it’s worth, Philly is sixth). Doc Rivers usually has

With the Nets reeling, Steve Nash decided to shake things up. With KD out, he flipped the entire lineup around Kyrie Irving and put in Bruce Brown, Jeff Green, Taurean Prince, and Jarrett Allen. More on Allen in a few. The new lineup was marvelous and while Nash said he’s likely due to experiment some more, I’d let this starting five cook for a while.

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