Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez are getting a rest day, as are former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. (Garnett and Pierce traveled with the team, but are not expected to show up tonight at TD Garden.) Deron Williams will sit out as he rests his injured right ankle, though he returned to contact drills and 5-on-5 work in practice yesterday. Andrei Kirilenko has back spasms, and did not travel with the team after feeling his back tighten up during the team's open practice Sunday.
The Nets project their starters as Shaun Livingston, Jason Terry, Alan Anderson, Andray Blatche, and rookie Mason Plumlee, though things are always subject to change before tipoff. Terry is making his debut with the team tonight, after sitting out most of training camp and all preseason games following offseason knee surgery.
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