Grade the Game At Any Time!

Tonight: The 22-42 New Orleans Hornets, complete with Brook Lopez's twin brother Robin, come to Barclays Center for the first and only time this season to face the 37-27 Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are playing their fourth game in five nights, most recently an embarrassing loss to the freefalling Philadelphia 76ers, and will have four days of rest after tonight's game. The Hornets most recently beat the Portland Trail Blazers 98-96 at home on Sunday.

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. Ian "The Birdman" Eagle 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 →

 

Crucial. (AP)

+10 if you get my stupid pun in the title. The 22-42 New Orleans Hornets -- soon to be the New Orleans Pelicans -- are in Brooklyn tonight, taking on the 37-27 Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center at 7:30 P.M. The Hornets are best known for having Anthony Davis, and the Nets beat them in New Orleans 101-97 two weeks ago behind a 33-point, 8-assist Deron Williams performance.

Joining me today to give us an idea of just what's going on with the Hornets is Joe Gerrity of Hornets 24/7, ESPN TrueHoop Affiliate site dedicated to New Orleans Hornets coverage. Joe knows this team better than almost anyone, and definitely better than Hornets coach Monty Williams.

Don't forget: The BK Game Streak is up. Make your picks above now or suffer the consequences of not being cool.

Onward!

Devin: The Hornets have this year's #1 overall pick, Anthony Davis. How has he progressed throughout the season, and is he being utilized well by coach Monty Williams?

Joe Gerrity, Hornets 24/7:... MORE →

 

After losing to the hapless Philadelphia 76ers in embarrassing fashion, ensuring everyone that yes, this an up-and-down, wildly unpredictable inaugural season in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Nets come home to Barclays Center to host the even worse 22-42 New Orleans Hornets. You know what that means: it's "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak predicting how well the Nets will do in each game for a chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!

The game is as simple as it sounds:

1. The contest relies on a standard betting line for each game. (Note: you must be logged into Facebook to play.) To make your prediction, select YES or NO to agree or disagree. For example: today's line is "Brooklyn will beat New Orleans by 5 or more points." If you think the Nets will win by five or more, select "YES." If you think Brooklyn will win by four or less, or you have no faith in this team whatsoever (fair) and think they'll get stunned again in a loss, select "NO."

2. String together wins and try to get the longest streak of correct predictions before the end of the NBA regular season. Follow game results on the leaderboard on the right sidebar.

At the end of the season, we'll award three prizes to the players with the best three streaks: The Gold Net Trophy (longest streak) and a $200 Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to first place, the Silver Net Trophy (second-longest streak) and a $50 Amazon Gift Card to second place, and the Bronze Net Trophy (third-longest streak) $25 Amazon Gift Card and a Bronze Net Trophy to third place.

Two active players -- Connor Ong and Joey Convery have streaks of seven straight victories, tying our previous leader David Borghard, who (like me) thought the Nets would extend their double-digit winning streak to four.

As for me? I've lost two in a row and my longest streak is 3. The lesson, as always: I'm an idiot.

Read more rules for the contest here. Good luck!

 

Brook Lopez is known primarily as a scorer; his ability to pile up points in both boring and innovative ways is inarguably his strongest trait as a basketball player. Against twin brother Robin Lopez, Brook didn't have any trouble doing what he does best, but also contributed across the board. Lopez passed out of double-teams and in the middle of post moves in ways we've rarely seen from the big man, and was a constant shot-altering force in the paint (something YES color commentator Mike Fratello noted numerous times).

When the night was done, the Brooklyn Nets escaped with a victory, and Brook Lopez had produced one of his most well-rounded statlines: 20 points on 9-14 (64%) shooting, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks, and a steal in 31 minutes of play.

Watch some of Lopez's finer moments below.

 

 

Warm-Ups

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Grade the Game At Any Time!

Tonight: The 33-24 Brooklyn Nets are in Louisiana, taking on the 20-37 New Orleans Hornets at the refreshingly named New Orleans Arena in New Orleans. The Hornets are last in the Southwest Division and most recently beat the Sacramento Kings 110-95 on their home court. The Nets have lost two in a row to two tough Western Conference opponents -- the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies -- and this is the first sub-.500 team they've faced since February 8th.

The BK Game Streak: Today marks game 5 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. 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.

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

 

These guys. (AP)

The 33-24 Brooklyn Nets take on the 20-37 New Orleans Hornets tonight in New Orleans for the first time this season, making the Hornets the second-last team to take on the Nets all season. (The Mavericks face them twice in March). This should be a fun game to watch, even though the Hornets aren't very good, because of the many ways the big men should (and have) intertwine(d) with Nets center Brook Lopez. We could have a weird one on our hands tonight.

Here's three Brook Lopez-related relationships to watch tonight:... MORE →

 

Welcome to Game 5 of "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak predicting how well the Nets will do in each game for a chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!

The game is as simple as it sounds:

1. The contest relies on a standard betting line for each game. (Note: you must be logged into Facebook to play.) To make your prediction, select YES or NO to agree or disagree. For example: Today's prediction is "Brooklyn will beat New Orleans straight up." If you agree, Select "YES." If you disagree, select "NO."

2. String together wins and try to get the longest streak of correct predictions before the end of the NBA regular season. Follow game results on the leaderboard on the right sidebar.

At the end of the season, we'll award three prizes to the players with the best three streaks: The Gold Net Trophy (longest streak) and a $200 Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to first place, the Silver Net Trophy (second-longest streak) and a $50 Amazon Gift Card to second place, and the Bronze Net Trophy (third-longest streak) $25 Amazon Gift Card and a Bronze Net Trophy to third place.

Read more rules for the contest here.

Good luck!