Pregame Open Thread: New Jersey Nets @ Milawauke Bucks

The Nets (14-33) look to bounce back from their embarrassing effort in Indiana last night as they face the Milwaukee Bucks (18-26) on the road tonight. Here are a few keys to the game:

The Bounce Back: It might have been the worst performance of the year for the Nets last night as they couldn’t score, or defend against Indiana. As the second half of a back-to-back, the Nets need to plain show up tonight, and not get shellacked again.

No Vendettas: As predicted, former Net Chris Doulgas-Roberts scorched the Nets back in December as the team was in the midst of trade rumors, going off for 24 points on 9-14 shooting. Even the biggest CDR fans in NJ realize he’s only capable of doing that when properly motivated (otherwise, he’d still be a Net), so let’s hope the defense has an answer for him tonight.

Center Play: Brook Lopez had 28 points but only 1 rebound last night. A better all around effort is needed from the Nets franchise player, as he faces up with a Center in Andrew Bogut who has always given Brook a hard time in the post.

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