Brooklyn Nets @ Phoenix Suns, 9:00 P.M. EST: TBG Open Thread

Posted on: March 24th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments
Brook Lopez, Marcin Gortat

Tipoff at 9. (AP)

Tonight: The 40-29 Brooklyn Nets will be halfway done with their Circus Trip tonight, taking on the 23-47 Phoenix Suns at 9:00 P.M. EST at US Airways Center in Phoenix. The Suns have dropped two straight to the Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves, respectively; the Nets won their first two games of their road trip against the Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks before dropping last night's contest against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Chris Carrino and Mike Fratello are on the call. The game is radio simulcast on WFAN, and in Spanish on WADO.

More on tonight's game, including injuries and stats, after the jump.

Out: Big news out of Brooklyn: Nets guard Joe Johnson is OUT after suffering a quad contusion in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday night. Guard Keith Bogans will start in his place. For the Suns, they've got a laundry list of injuries: centers Marcin Gortat and Jermaine O'Neal are out, as is forward Channing Frye. Jared Dudley, who was probable, will play.

Starting Lineups:
Phoenix Suns: Goran Dragic, P.J. Tucker, Jared Dudley, Markieff Morris, Luis Scola (23 minutes, +/- +22.4 per 100 possessions)
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Keith Bogans, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez (19 minutes, +/- +38.4 per 100 possessions)

Advanced Statistics:
Phoenix Suns: 97.5 offensive rating (29th), 104.8 defensive rating (22nd), 95.64 possessions per game (10th)
Brooklyn Nets: 104.2 offensive rating (9th), 103.3 defensive rating (17th), 90.76 possessions per game (29th)

Go Nets!