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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons, 7:00 PM EST

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The NBA Trade Deadline came and went, and the Brooklyn Nets got [checks notes]... no one. BUT, that’s ok. The Nets are rolling right now, even without Kevin Durant in the lineup.

Yes, they got blown out when last we spoke - but, Durant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Blake Griffin all sat out. Luckily, the issue with this team is less about injuries and more about patience.

On Friday night they take on a Detroit Pistons team that is among the worst in the NBA. Still, no reason to overlook them because we’ve seen this play out before and we [*guitar*] won’t get fooled again!

Blake Griffin returns to Detroit for a possible revenge game. Maybe?

We will, once again, be on Clubhouse after the game talking post-game and NBA buyouts:

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (30-15) at Detroit Pistons (12-31)

WHEN: 7:00 PM EST

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

Game Preview.

Player to watch: Jerami Grant

Grant is the guy around these parts. This is his first go round as lead option on offense and while his shooting percentages aren’t the greatest, that’s to be expected for a player who’s usage rate has jumped 10 percentage points in one season. At 6’10 and 27 years old, Grant is entering the prime of his career and his continued growth will guide Detroit’s rebuild.

Blake Griffin will look to put on something resembling a show against his former team. He got Wednesday off since it was night two of a b2b. He’s looked pretty decent in his two games as a Net and coming off the bench will suit him as he doesn’t have the responsibility of leading a franchise on his shoulders anymore. Although he was only a Piston for 3.5 seasons, I imagine the fans will give Blake a nice hand when he enters the game. It would be nice.

For more on the Pistons, check out Detroit Bad Boys.