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NBA Live Thread: Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets, 3 PM ET

Nets are looking to right the ship with a second straight W.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Phew. Finally, a win — and a good one at that.

Amid a day filled with chatter about the final week of the NFL season, the Nets fly under the radar as they attempt to right the ship and start a win streak against the Trail Blazers at home.

WHO: Portland Trail Blazers (9-25) at Brooklyn Nets (16-20)

WHEN: 3:00 PM ET

WHERE: YES Network (TV); WFAN-FM (Radio)


From our game preview...

Injuries: No Ben Simmons. He has now missed 30 games. He has started on-court work with the team’s assistant coaches, hoping to move quickly from 2-on-2 work to 5-on-5.

Robert Williams III is out for the season after suffering a right knee ligament tear. Jabari Walker is out with left knee soreness. Moses Brown is out with a left wrist sprain. DeAndre Ayton is out with right knee tendinitis. Matisse Thybulle is questionable with a right foot sprain. Jabari Walker is questionable with left knee soreness.

The Game: Confidence goes a long way. If you believe it, you can achieve it. That confidence allows you to keep at it, try new things, and power through tough circumstances. Late in Friday’s game, the Thunder went to the Hack-A-Clax strategy, but Nic Claxton breezed through it. After the game, he spoke about it.

For more on the Trail Blazers, check out Blazers Edge.


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