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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings, 7:30 PM EST

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Welcome back, fans! Or is it fan? Well, welcome back to nearly 300 of you who will get the pleasure of watching the Nets take on the Kings LIVE at the Barclays Center.

Remember live games? Yeah, those were cool.

The Brooklyn Nets are looking to win their 7th straight, after running off a 5-0 west coast road trip.

The Kings are on a 7-game losing streak. Here’s to hoping both teams maintain the status quo tonight.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (20-12) vs. Sacramento Kings (12-18)

WHEN: 7:30 PM EST

WHERE: YES (tv), WFAN (radio)

Game Preview.

De’Aaron Fox has been running ragged the past few games. Fox’s field goal percentage has dropped in each of the past three games as he’s having to take on even more of the scoring and playmaking responsibilities with Sacramento’s roster being less than 100 percent. It’s a heavy burden and the cost of doing business when you’re the team’s best player.

It won’t get any easier for him tonight as he’ll be dealing with Kyrie Irving. Irving was masterful on Sunday night as his playmaking and scoring prowess were on full display against one of the best teams in the league. The great thing about Irving is he utilizes the entire court and can attack you from practically anywhere. He can finish at the rim with both hands and he can slither through even the tiniest opening the defense provides. What do you do to even stop a guy like that when he’s on a roll?

When the Nets won the first game, they wrecked the Kings from deep as they made a franchise record 27 threes. Sacramento doesn’t have the firepower to keep up from deep and with the team on tired legs as they make their way through the road trip, the Nets can put them away early if they get off to a hot start.

For more on the Kings, check out Sactown Royalty.