This is a rough game for both players to miss — the Thunder are 14-4 and arguably the best team in the Western Conference. Evans has been a huge component of the Nets’ bench mob — as has Blatche — and now there will be added pressure on the rest of the Nets bigs to trap Russell Westbrook and contend with Serge Ibaka & Kendrick Perkins inside on both ends. The Nets play Gerald Wallace as a “small four” often, but may have to limit that tonight, as Wallace will have his hands full with the 6-foot-17 Kevin Durant. Mirza Teletovic will likely see some action tonight as well.
The Nets play the Thunder at Barclays Center tonight at 7:30 P.M.