Nets vs. Bucks, 7:30 P.M. EST:
TBG Open Thread

Posted on: February 19th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

Grade the Game At Any Time!

Tonight: Fresh off nearly a week's worth of rest thanks to the All-Star break, the 31-22 Brooklyn Nets play host to the 26-25 Milwaukee Bucks, at 7:30 P.M. EST tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This is the first game of a back-to-back home-and-home that will wrap up the season series between these two teams.

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

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

Out: Nobody for Brooklyn -- Deron Williams says he'll play after platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for synovitis in both ankles caused him to miss the last two games before the All-Star break. Reggie Evans was listed as probable with an illness but will play and start. For the Bucks, starting center Larry Sanders, fighting a hip/lower back injury, will play.

Projected Starters:
Milwaukee Bucks: Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders (251 minutes, +/- +11.2 per 100 possessions)
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez (324 minutes, +/- 0 per 100 possessions)

Advanced Statistics:
Milwaukee Bucks: 99.7 offensive rating (25th), 101.0 defensive rating (9th), 97.21 possessions per game (3rd)
Brooklyn Nets: 103.7 offensive rating (11th), 103.6 defensive rating (19th), 90.52 possessions per game (30th)

Go Nets!