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Tonight: Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors, 7:30 P.M. (Barclays Center)
Broadcast: YES Network, Ian Eagle & Greg Anthony, WFAN, Chris Carrino-Tim Capstraw
Brooklyn Nets (11-6, 7-2 home):
104.4 offensive rating (7th), 102.4 defensive rating (18th), 90.76 possessions per game (29th)
Golden State Warriors (11-7, 5-4 away)
101.9 offensive rating (13th), 101.1 defensive rating (13th), 95.68 possessions per game (7th)
Injury Notes: Brook Lopez is out for the Brooklyn Nets. Andrew Bogut is out for the Golden State Warriors. Former Net and current Warriors small forward Richard Jefferson was listed as probable for tonight with a right calf injury, and will play with a brace.
From Coach Johnson:
We gotta find, quickly, starting tonight, a better rhythm for guys we have in uniform. We're going to change some things around, maybe give a starter a little earlier rest so we can bring him back earlier in the second... that's a big part of guys performing well, trying to get them comfortable in the rotation. But for us, guys that I brought in yesterday, they don't have 50 chances to get out there and get it right. When you are a low-to-medium minute player, you've got to be efficient when you get out there. It's taken some of our guys too long to get out there and warm up. They've got to hit the ground running.
Three things to watch tonight:
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