Of 5 Injured Nets, Just One Active vs. Raptors

Shaun Livingston

Shaun Livingston
Shaun Livingston (AP)
Brooklyn Nets point guard Shaun Livingston is officially listed as active after suffering a head contusion in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Detroit Pistons, the team announced today.

Livingston was one of five Nets players who did not practice with the team Monday, and he’s the only one of the five that will suit up tonight. Point guard Deron Williams (ankle), center Brook Lopez (ankle), small forward Andrei Kirilenko (back), and shooting guard Jason Terry (knee) are all listed as out. Lopez and Williams did not make the one-day trip with the team, electing to stay home and rehabilitate.

With Williams out, Livingston is expected to start at point guard for the fifth time this season. Livingston has averaged 9.8 points and 3.5 assists in his four games as a starter, but has shot just 34.1% from the field. The Nets have started both Andray Blatche twice and Reggie Evans thrice in Lopez’s place, and we won’t know who he’s starting tonight until his pregame press conference.