The 37-33 Brooklyn Nets are at home tonight, hosting the 29-44 Cleveland Cavaliers in Brooklyn.
The Cavaliers hang by a thread in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Thanks to the volatile New York Knicks and the free-falling Atlanta Hawks, the Cavaliers stand just three games out of a playoff spot, re-entering the race after winning their last three games by a combined nine points. More, they’ve won those games without the help of star point guard Kyrie Irving, a West Orange, New Jersey product who won Rookie of the Year in his first season and earned an All-Star spot in the last two.
Here’s three things to watch in tonight’s game. Tipoff at 7:30 P.M. EST.