The Brooklyn Nets 5-game roadtrip continues, after beating the Warriors on primetime Saturday night they trek over to Sacramento to take on the Kings.
Sacramento is a team on the rise, while the Nets are a team on the here. Though Monday night they’ll be without Kevin Durant, who is out the next two games - at least - with a hamstring strain.
The Kings with De’Aaron Fox have plenty of firepower. The Nets don’t play much defense, especially when Durant sits, so expect this to be a high-scoring affair.
WHO: Brooklyn Nets (16-12) at Sacramento Kings (12-14)
WHEN: 10:00 PM EST
WHERE: YES (tv), WFAN (radio)
We’ll get to take a look at a leading Rookie of the Year candidate tonight. Tyrese Haliburton won Rookie of the Month for December and January as the young guard has started to establish himself as a solid pro contributor already. It’s been a long time since it looked like the Kings were heading in the right direction, but with players like Haliburton and Fox, it looks like they’re starting to get right.
The Kings currently possess the worst defensive rating in the league and are in the bottom five (along with the Nets) in forcing turnovers. Brooklyn’s bugaboo has been turning the ball over themselves, but even with that, they’re third in offensive rating. If they take care of the ball like they did in their previous two games, they should be able to go off and pull away early.
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