Brooklyn is now 4-1 on its current road trip, which set the franchise record for the most wins on a road trip of at least seven games. The team has averaged 108.0 points per game in the trip – 12.8 points above its season road average.
The Nuggets have defeated the Nets in five straight contests at the Pepsi Center by an average of 13.2 points per game.
Ty Lawson Out
Nuggets' point guard Ty Lawson will miss tonight's game. He has a plantar fascia tear in his right heel.
No surgery will be required, and his status is day-to-day.
Even without Lawson, Denver is a deep team, so the Nets must still show up for action.
Reggie Evans On Fire
Reggie Evans is on a torrid offensive pace. He has averaged 17.8 rebounds in his last six games and has pulled down at least 22 boards in four of his last 10 games.
He’s also averaging 8.6 points per game since March 6 compared to his 4.2 points per game season average.
He was the first player this season to record a 22-point, 26-rebound performance this season in Wednesday’s 111-93 victory over the Trail Blazers.
The Nets will need another big effort from Evans, since the Nuggets are among the NBA leaders with 44.8 rebounds and 57.8 points in the paint per game.
Nuggets Cooling Down
After reeling off a 15-game winning streak recently, the Nuggets have lost two in a row.
The Nuggets dropped a 119-108 game to the Nets back on Feb. 13 but just a few days after started their long winning streak.
Denver played that game without Danilo Gallinari and Andre Iguodala, both of whom are now active.
Nets On Verge of Franchise Record
A win would mark a franchise record 21st road victory for the Nets. The Nuggets however have not lost a home game in more than two months.
Denver is tied with the Miami Heat for the best home record in the NBA at 32-3. The Nuggets have also won 17 consecutive games at home, which is their longest such streak since a 19-game home winning streak in 1989.
The Nets tied their high-water mark for road wins in a season with 20 in Wednesday’s victory over the Trail Blazers in Portland. The 2005-2006 Nets’ team set that mark.
A road win tonight would also clinch the Nets’ first-ever road winning record for a season in franchise history.
The action tips off at 9 p.m. and can be seen on the YES Network.