In an interview with YES Network, Andrei Kirilenko lists off his top 5 NBA nicknames, first noting that he's not a big fan of Kobe Bryant's Black Mamba. He says he'd call him "Killer Instinct," which for some reason he likes better.

Kirilenko also lists two of his new teammates from the Boston Celtics, though he says he prefers "KG" to "The Big Ticket." When told that Dirk Nowitzki's nickname is "Big Mummy," Kirilenko smartly says "I have my own opinion on that," laughing.

 

Check out the advanced box score from last night's 119-106 Brooklyn Nets loss to the Houston Rockets here

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Deron Williams, Jeremy Lin

Round 3... but Round 1 in new uniforms. (AP)

The Houston Rockets host the Brooklyn Nets at 8 P.M. tonight in Houston. Here are three things to watch out for in tonight's contest:... MORE →