Nets vs. Suns: TBG Open Thread

Grade the Game at any time!

Tonight: The 20-15 Brooklyn Nets host the 12-25 Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, at 7:30 P.M. EST. The Nets have won six of seven games since replacing coach Avery Johnson with assistant P.J. Carlesimo. The Suns have gone 1-10 in their last 11 games and are on a four-game losing streak.

Watch & Listen: The game is broadcast on YES Network. Ian Eagle & Jim Spanarkel are on the call. The game is simulcast on radio on WFAN.

Injuries: Joe Johnson is expected to play through illness. Mirza Teletovic is not. Jerry Stackhouse is out with a sore right hamstring. Update: Kris Humphries is also out with a sore left ankle, according to the Nets.

Projected Starters:
Phoenix Suns:Goran Dragic, P.J. Tucker, Jared Dudley, Luis Scola, Marcin Gortat
Brooklyn Nets:Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez

Advanced Statistics:
Phoenix Suns: 100.3 offensive rating (20th), 105.4 defensive rating (26th), 94.58 possessions per game (13th)
Brooklyn Nets: 104.3 offensive rating (10th), 103.7 defensive rating (20th), 90.46 possessions per game (29th)

Go Nets!


  1. C’mon Mirza, gotta play through some sickness.

    *See MJ in the finals.*

    Although this is not the finals, and we are playing the Suns. So fine. Get better soon!

  2. The usually durable Humphries is being hit with a rash of injuries despite playing sparingly. It makes me wonder if a deal has been reached that cant be consummated until the 15th, and they’re avoiding any possible injury.