Nets-Spurs: Open Thread

Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan

Happy New Year! Grade the Game at any time!

Tonight: The 16-14 Brooklyn Nets take on the 24-8 San Antonio Spurs at 7 P.M. EST, at AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Nets have won two straight against the Charlotte Bobcats and Cleveland Cavaliers at home, while the Spurs are on a five-game winning streak with an average margin of victory of 18.8 points per game.

Broadcast: The game is broadcast on YES Network. Ian Eagle & Mike Fratello are on the call. The game will be radio broadcast on WFAN 660 AM, with Chris Carrino & Tim Capstraw, and in Spanish on WADO.

Injury report: Starting forward Gerald Wallace is out with a bruised right knee. Kris Humphries is active, but will come off the bench if at all — he has yet to practice since incurring a mild abdominal strain last week.

Projected Starters:
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Keith Bogans, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez
San Antonio Spurs: Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter

Advanced Statistics:
Brooklyn Nets: 103.3 offensive rating (10th), 103.7 defensive rating (21st), 90.37 possessions per game (29th)
San Antonio Spurs: 107.2 offensive rating (5th), 98.8 defensive rating (5th), 97.16 possessions per game (2nd)

Go Nets!