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Brooklyn Nets' Jason Terry reacts after hitting a three-point basket against the Miami Heat during an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

 

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The Brooklyn Nets are in Cleveland taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. Here's three things to watch.
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Tonight: The 42-30 Brooklyn Nets, six games into their eight-game, 17-day road trip thanks to Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey taking over Barclays Center, take on the 37-36 Utah Jazz at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The Jazz  are 26-9 at home and winners of their last three overall following a four game losing streak. The Jazz return home after beating Portland last night, 105-95, to snap a nine game road losing streak. The Nets are 4-2 so far on the road trip, losing convincingly to the Nuggets, 109-87, last night in Denver.  The Nets are 11-8 in the second half of back-to-backs, but only 1/3 when both contests are road games. Deron Williams is 0-3 against his former team as a member of the Nets.

The BK Game Streak: Play "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak of wins along the betting line over the course of the season. Three prizes will be awarded at the end of the year, with first prize a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Log in with Facebook to get started, vote in the box above, and good luck!

Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Ryan Ruocco and Jim Spanarkel are on the call. The game is radio simulcast on WFAN, and in Spanish on WADO.

Out: For Brooklyn, Joe Johnson is OUT for the fourth straight game as he rests his sore quad. Keith Bogans will again start in his place. The Jazz will be without backup Enes Kanter for the second straight game with a dislocated shoulder.

Starting Lineups:
Utah Jazz: Mo Williams, Randy Foye, Gordon Hayward, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Keith Bogans, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez

Go Nets!

 

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Tonight: The 42-29 Brooklyn Nets, five games into their eight-game, 17-day road trip thanks to Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey taking over Barclays Center, take on the 49-24 Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Nuggets have won 17 straight games at home and recently had a 15-game winning streak snapped. The Nets are 4-1 so far on the road trip, winning their past two games despite not having Joe Johnson -- albeit against inferior competition.

The BK Game Streak: Play "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak of wins along the betting line over the course of the season. Three prizes will be awarded at the end of the year, with first prize a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Log in with Facebook to get started, vote in the box above, and good luck!

Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Ryan Ruocco and Jim Spanarkel are on the call. The game is also broadcast on ESPN. The game is radio simulcast on WFAN, and in Spanish on WADO.

Out: For Brooklyn, Joe Johnson is OUT for the third straight game as he rests his sore quad. Keith Bogans will again start in his place. The Nuggets are without point guard Ty Lawson, the team's offensive catalyst, and rely on the ageless Andre Miller to start in his place.

Starting Lineups:
Denver Nuggets: Andre Miller, Andre Iguodala, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, Kosta Koufos (83 minutes, minutes, +/- +12.5 per 100 possessions)
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Keith Bogans, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez (60 minutes, +/- +22.9 per 100 possessions)

Advanced Statistics:
Denver Nuggets: 107.2 offensive rating (4th), 102.2 defensive rating (11th), 97.59 possessions per game (2nd)
Brooklyn Nets: 104.4 offensive rating (9th), 103.4 defensive rating (17th), 90.83 possessions per game (29th)

Go Nets!

 

 Brook Lopez, Kosta Koufos, Ty Lawson

Rap Game Brook Lopez Face. (AP)

The 42-29 Brooklyn Nets have already guaranteed a record over. 500 this season, a .500 record on this road trip, a spot in the playoffs, and a career month for Reggie Evans. The next challenge for them: a tough 49-24 Denver Nuggets team, one that recently won 15 games in a row and has an outstanding 32-3 record in Denver. The Nuggets will be without starting point guard and speed demon Ty Lawson, which will hurt their chances, but similarly the Nets' Joe Johnson is doubtful after missing two straight games with a quad contusion.

Joining us to talk about the Denver Nuggets is the incomparable Matt Moore, senior NBA Blogger for CBS Sports and editor emeritus of Hardwood Paroxysm. Matt is notorious for both knowing everything about the NBA and absolutely nothing at the same time, and we argue often, because he argues often with everyone. One of the best NBA-related follows in the world.

Along with his Nuggets expertise, Moore recently conducted an interview with Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, and he's given us a sneak peek of what to expect in the questions. Really outstanding.

And, as always: The BK Game Streak is up. Get to playin'.

Onward!

Devin: The Nuggets and Nets are probably as different stylistically as any two teams in the NBA. How do the Nuggets function on offense/defense, and how do they match up with Brooklyn?

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Tonight: The 41-29 Brooklyn Nets kick off the second half of their Circus Trip against the Portland Trail Blazers, at the Rose Garden in Portland at 10:30 P.M. The Nets are 3-1 on the trip so far, dropping only a 101-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Blazers return home after a five-game road trip, going 3-2 away from home.

The BK Game Streak: Play "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak of wins along the betting line over the course of the season. Three prizes will be awarded at the end of the year, with first prize a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Log in with Facebook to get started, vote in the box above, and good luck!

Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Ryan Ruocco and Jim Spanarkel are on the call. The game is radio simulcast on WFAN, and in Spanish on WADO.

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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.

The BK Game Streak: Play "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak of wins along the betting line over the course of the season. Three prizes will be awarded at the end of the year, with first prize a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Log in with Facebook to get started, vote in the box above, and good luck !

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.

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Deron Williams, Goran Dragic

Can the Suns stop Deron Williams tonight? The experts weigh in. (AP)

After starting their Circus Trip 2-1, the 40-29 playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets make their way to Phoenix to take on the 23-47 Phoenix Suns, who are down two starters and possibly a third. This is potentially just the bounceback matchup the Nets need after dropping a close one to the nearly-inverse-of-Phoenix 48-22 Los Angeles Clippers, but the second half of a back-to-back on the road isn't the easiest way to do that.

Joining us to chat about expectations for tonight's Nets-Suns game is Ryan Weisert, staff writer for ESPN TrueHoop Affiliate Phoenix Suns Blog Valley of the Suns. Justin DeFeo is filling in on asking questions.

And, as always: The BK Game Streak is up. Good luck.

Onward!

Justin: Recently the Suns have had blowout wins, as well as blowout losses. What can we expect from Phoenix tonight?

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Tonight: The 40-28 playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets are on game three of their eight-game Circus Trip, taking on their hardest opponent thus far on the trip: the 47-22 Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers most recently beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-72, and are led by Chris Paul, who currently ranks third in the league in PER. (Brook Lopez ranks fourth.) The Nets are 2-0 on their trip after taking down the Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks.

The BK Game Streak: Play "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak of wins along the betting line over the course of the season. Three prizes will be awarded at the end of the year, with first prize a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Log in with Facebook to get started, vote in the box above, and good luck!

Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Chris Carrino 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... MORE →

 

Grade the Game At Any Time!

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.

The BK Game Streak: Play "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak of wins along the betting line over the course of the season. Three prizes will be awarded at the end of the year, with first prize a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Log in with Facebook to get started, vote in the box above, and good luck!

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... MORE →

 

Tonight: Following one of the worst seven-minute fourth-quarter stretches the 38-28 Brooklyn Nets have slogged through this year, getting outscored 24-9 by the Atlanta Hawks in said stretch to turn a tie game into garbage time, the Nets wipe the slate clean en route to Detroit to take on the 23-45 Detroit Pistons at 7:30 P.M. EST at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit. The Pistons have lost eight straight and haven't had rookie sensation Andre Drummond since he suffered a back injury the last time these two teams played.

The BK Game Streak: Today marks game 14 of "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak of wins along the betting line over the course of the season. Three prizes will be awarded at the end of the year, with first prize a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Log in with Facebook to get started, vote in the box above, and good luck!

Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Ryan "Rude Co" Ruocco 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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Grade the Game At Any Time!

Tonight: After a four-day layoff -- their longest until the end of the season -- the 38-27 Brooklyn Nets return home to Brooklyn tonight to take on the 36-29 Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This is the fourth and final matchup between the two teams -- the Nets took two of the first three -- and the Hawks have won two straight against the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns, respectively.

The BK Game Streak: Today marks game 12 of "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak of wins along the betting line over the course of the season. Three prizes will be awarded at the end of the year, with first prize a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Log in with Facebook to get started, vote in the box above, and good luck!

Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Ryan "Last Name Greatest" Ruocco and Jim "Jimmy Sparkles" Spanarkel 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... MORE →