Nets vs. Blazers, 10:30 P.M. EST:
TBG Open Thread

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.

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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.

More on tonight’s game, including injuries and stats, after the jump.

Out: For Brooklyn, starting guard and half of Brooklyn’s Backcourt Joe Johnson (quad) will sit out for the second straight game, Keith Bogans will start in his place. For Portland, forward LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is expected to play.

Starting Lineups:
Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge, J.J. Hickson (1,130 minutes, +/- -1.2 per 100 possessions)
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Keith Bogans, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez (34 minutes, +/- +8.9 per 100 possessions)

Advanced Statistics:
Portland Trail Blazers: 103.5 offensive rating (12th), 105.5 defensive rating (24th), 93.61 possessions per game (20th)
Brooklyn Nets: 104.3 offensive rating (9th), 103.4 defensive rating (17th), 90.77 possessions per game (29th)

Last Time: The Nets earned a solid 98-85 victory over the Blazers, keyed by Brooklyn’s Backcourt.

Go Nets!