Trap game? Hard to believe it could be, but we’ll see.
Brooklyn is playing great basketball; especially considering they are without their starting point guard and that their second best player, James Harden, hasn’t even gotten going. Once Harden finds his offensive rhythm - look out!
WHO: Brooklyn Nets (5-3) at Detroit Pistons (1-7)
WHEN: 7:00 PM EST
WHERE: YES (tv), WFAN/FM-AM (radio)
Player to watch: Saddiq Bey
In an alternate universe, Bey would’ve remained a Net and Bruce Brown (and Landry Shamet) would not have come to Brooklyn. As such, the second year player out of Villanova has gotten off to a good start in his pro career. He’s a little bit more involved in the offense this year, but like most of his other teammates, has been cold from the field. We’ll see if he can bust out of his recent slump tonight.
Joe Harris had his best game of the season on Wednesday and is looking to keep the party going. Aside from going 6-8 from downtown, he grabbed six rebounds and played really solid defense against Bogdanovic and the other Hawks. It looks as if Harris has regained his confidence after an ugly start to the season, and if he’s able to stay hot from deep and keep contributing all over the court, then it will open everything up for Brooklyn.
For more on the Pistons check out Detroit Bad Boys.