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Tonight: The 39-28 Brooklyn Nets travel to home-area of star point guard Deron Williams to take on the 32-35 Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Nets are on the second game of their eight-game road trip after blowing out the Detroit Pistons 119-82 in Detroit Monday night, while the Mavericks kick off a six-game homestand after beating the Hawks in Atlanta 127-113 Monday.
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Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Ryan Ruocco and Mike Fratello are on the call. The game is also broadcast on ESPN. 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: For Brooklyn, Kris Humphries (strained lower back, strained rotation spot) is a game-time decision. Keith Bogans (ankle) is expected to play. For Dallas, forward Shawn Marion (calf) and guard Rodrigue Beaubois (finger) are both out indefinitely.
Dallas Mavericks: Mike James, O.J. Mayo, Jae Crowder, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Kaman (59 minutes, +/- -15.1 per 100 possessions)
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez (503 minutes, +/- +.7 per 100 possessions)
Dallas Mavericks: 103.3 offensive rating (12th), 103.8 defensive rating (19th), 96.81 possessions per game (5th)
Brooklyn Nets: 103.9 offensive rating (9th), 103.2 defensive rating (17th), 90.72 possessions per game (30th)
This is shaping up to be a nice win for the Nets. Two for two on the Circus Trip is a great start. And to be realistic, all the Nets have to do to keep their playoff spots is probably go 500 on this road trip.