Nets @ Sixers, 7:00 P.M. EST:
TBG Open Thread

Grade the Game At Any Time!

Tonight: After beating two bad teams (Charlotte, Washington) and one good team (Atlanta), the 37-26 Brooklyn Nets are in Philadelphia tonight to take on another bad team, the 23-39 Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers, who have lost four straight and 11 of their last 12, weren’t supposed to be bottoming out in the Eastern Conference, but a continuous series of mishaps surrounding their alleged franchise center Andrew Bynum have kept him off the floor all season and Philadelphia scrambling to score, defend, and win.

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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.

Out: No one is officially out for Brooklyn. As mentioned, Andrew Bynum has sat out all season with various knee injuries and rehab setbacks, and it does not look like he’ll play this season. Guards Nick Young (ankle) and Jason Richardson (knee) are also out; Young indefinitely, Richardson for the season.

Starting Lineups:
Philadelphia 76ers: Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner, Damien Wilkins, Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes (37 minutes, +/- +16.0 per 100 possessions)
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez (420 minutes, +/- -.3 per 100 possessions)

Advanced Statistics:
Philadelphia 76ers: 98.5 offensive rating (27th), 102.7 defensive rating (13th), 93.19 possessions per game (22nd)
Brooklyn Nets: 103.1 offensive rating (13th), 102.8 defensive rating (15th), 90.84 possessions per game (30th)

Rotation update: Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo will reportedly play MarShon Brooks for more than the 3 1/2 garbage time minutes that he got against Atlanta, though Carlesimo qualified that statement by noting that it’s all about matchups. Mirza Teletovic and Keith Bogans will presumably be the first guys off the bench again.

Today in coincidence: Former Nets coach Avery Johnson spoke today at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on “The Business of Basketball.” Wonder if he’ll catch a game after.

Go Nets!