All eyes were on the Nets this past week, and not so much because of them, but the implications of a home-and-home against the Detroit Pistons. And though they weren’t pretty wins, Brooklyn sent Detroit into infamous history — a losing streak of 27 games — historically the most consecutive losses in a single season.
The tides turn quickly and now it’s a bout with the 22-win Bucks in Brooklyn’s final home game in the 2023 calendar year. Doesn’t hurt they’re completely depleted. Talk about a long, strange trip.
WHEN: 7:30 PM ET
WHERE: YES Network (TV); WFAN-FM (Radio)
Nets Injuries: No Ben Simmons. Lonnie Walker IV has been out for a while and is now under the weather. That we knew that overnight, but this morning, the Nets announced that they’ll be holding a lot of players out on the back end of the back-to-back and the beginning of a seven game in 10-day stretch.
Cam Johnson and Nic Claxton are listed as out for “injury maintenance” while Spencer Dinwiddie will “rest.” Dorian Finney-Smith is also listed as questionable with “left knee soreness.” That leaves Mikal Bridges, Cam Thomas, Day’Ron Sharpe, Royce O’Neale, Dennis Smith Jr., Trendon Watford, Harry Giles III and maybe some two-ways or first rounders who’ve been down on the farm.
Bucks Injuries: Giannis Antetokounmpo is questionable with a right calf injury. Jae Crowder is out recovering from left adductor surgery.
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