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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans, 7:30 PM EST

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The Brooklyn Nets are in New Orleans on Tuesday night where they will take on Zion Williamson and the Pelicans, who are slowly but surely getting healthier.

The Nets, on the other hand, are getting less healthy.

That’s wild.

We’ll be on Clubhouse after the game, as well.

Finally, of the utmost importance, my thoughts are with George Floyd’s family today.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (38-19) at New Orleans Pelicans (25-32)

WHEN: 7:30 PM EST

WHERE: TNT (national), YES2 (local), WFAN (radio)

Game Preview.

Other than youth, the Pelicans big problem is defense. They rank 27th overall in defensive rating and are particularly bad vs. the three. With the depleted roster Steve Nash is faced with, expect the Nets to try to get an advantage beyond the arc, considering how well Joe Harris and Landry Shamet have been stroking it and the Pels inability to stop things.

Don’t even try to guess a starting lineup for Brooklyn with only nine bodies on hand. Don’t expect Mike James or anyone else to be added by game time. The Nets would have to waive LaMarcus Aldridge (which they have yet to do) to create a spot. Then assuming it is James, he would have to be released by CSKA Moscow who has suspended him but not yet given him his walking papers. (There could also be an issue with compensation. CSKA might want some.)

For more on the Pelicans, check out The Bird Writes.