Nets-Pacers, 6:00 P.M.: TBG Open Thread

Posted on: January 13th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

Grade the Game at any time!

Tonight: The 21-15 Brooklyn Nets host the 23-14 Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, at 6:00 P.M. EST. The Nets have won seven of eight games since replacing former coach Avery Johnson with assistant P.J. Carlesimo, though just one of those wins has come against a team with a winning record. The Pacers have won six of their last seven games, but all six wins have come at home. The game against the Nets tonight marks the first game of a three-game road trip.

More info after the jump.

Watch & Listen: The game is broadcast on YES Network. Ryan Ruocco & Jim Spanarkel are on the call. The game is simulcast on radio on WBBR.

Injuries: Gerald Wallace is the only no-go for Brooklyn; Wallace will not play after suffering bruised ribs in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns Friday night. Tornike Shengelia is the other inactive, meaning 10-day contract signee Damion James will suit up.

Deron Williams is "available" and will start after suffering a right quad contusion. Joe Johnson, Kris Humphries, and Mirza Teletovic will both suit up after being listed on the injury report. For the Pacers, starting small forward and breakout player Paul George sat last night with the flu, but will play tonight.

Returning to Brooklyn: Pacers starter and Brooklyn-born Lance Stephenson.

Returning to the Nets: Last year's Nets darling Gerald Green, now a backup for Indiana and playing poorly.

Projected Starters:
Indiana Pacers:George Hill, Lance Stephenson, Paul Georg, David West, Roy Hibbert
Brooklyn Nets:Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Keith Bogans, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez

Advanced Statistics:
Indiana Pacers: 98.0 offensive rating (29th), 95.4 defensive rating (1st), 92.32 possessions per game (28th)
Brooklyn Nets: 104.5 offensive rating (9th), 103.2 defensive rating (19th), 90.44 possessions per game (29th)

Go Nets!

Comments

  1. avatar PJ Velez says:

    The Pacers don’t have the distributor that D-WIll was for Gerald Green to be successful.

    1. avatar Max Weisberg says:

      Yea, but he had alot of nice isolations last year which I thought he’s be able to continue to do in Indy.

  2. avatar DWILL-of-the-GODZ says:

    This should be a good test to see if the Nets are ready to play playoff basketball

  3. avatar Max Weisberg says:

    I hate Hump but I have to admit he had a fantastic half of basketball. Reggie Evans was like a ghost on D. He cannot be out there when West is out there, he was a minus 12, worst on the team in that half. Stackhouse is also wayyyyyy to old. He’s been awful. He was a minus 7.

  4. Need to slow down David West in this half.

  5. avatar Max Weisberg says:

    Great win, PJ letting them play, players rewarding him with wins and offense.

    Keep it going!