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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Nets close out the regular season at home against the Detroit Pistons.

A Brooklyn win would mark the first season sweep over the Pistons in the franchise?s 36-year history.

But the Pistons have won four games in a row and are looking for their first five-game winning streak since Dec. 4-12, 2009.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets play the Washington Wizards on the team?s final homestand of the season.

With the Nets locked in as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, this game is relatively meaningless.

But the Nets must be sure to at least play some sort of competitive basketball to tune up for the playoffs.

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Tonight at 3:30 p.m., the Nets play on the road in Toronto against the Raptors.

Brooklyn will attempt to sweep the Raptors for the first time since the 2002-2003 season. A win would also mark a four-game road winning stretch ? a feat the Nets have not accomplished since Nov. 26 ? Dec. 6, 2008.

Though out of playoff contention, Toronto have won four of its last five games.

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Tonight at 7 p.m., the Nets head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in a game that has huge playoff implications.

If the Pacers win, they will clinch at least the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The Nets have won both previous matchups over Indiana this season, so even if they lose, they would hold the tiebreaker in that category.

But with only three games remaining after tonight, Brooklyn would not be able to match Indiana?s overall record if it drops tonight?s contest.

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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Nets battle the Boston Celtics.

These teams have had some heated battles this season which have resulted in a few on-court skirmishes.

The Nets are 2-1 this season against Boston and will attempt to win the season series tonight against their division rival.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets take on the Philadelphia 76ers ate Barclays Center.

Brooklyn is 2-1 this season against Philadelphia and will attempt to win the season series tonight.

A win would also give the Nets a 10-4 record within the division, which would be the best mark among the Atlantic Division teams.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets host the NBA?s worst team by record, the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Bobcats are also a league-worst 6-32 on the road, including a 1-18 stretch since Jan. 27.

Brooklyn must not play at the Bobcats? level, especially after suffering a tough home loss to the Bulls on Thursday.

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Tonight at 7 p.m., the Nets return home after their season-long eight-game road trip to take on the Chicago Bulls.

Brooklyn is currently in the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference with the Bulls occupying the No. 6 seed.

Chicago has struggled recently with injuries, which has made it difficult for the team to catch the Nets.

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Tonight at 9 p.m., the Nets will look to come out with more energy than they displayed Friday night, as the team heads to Utah to face the Jazz.

Brooklyn is now 4-2 on its season-long eight-game road trip.

The Jazz are currently tied for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference with the Los Angeles Lakers ? though Utah holds the tiebreaker. The Jazz have won three straight games.

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Tonight at 10:30 p.m., the Nets continue their west coast road trip by taking on the Trail Blazers in Portland.

Brooklyn has gotten off to a solid 3-1 start on its season-long eight-game road trip and has won seven of its last 10 games overall.

Meanwhile, time is running out for the Trail Blazers, who trail the Los Angeles Lakers by 2.5 games for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets will look to rebound from a tough loss Monday night when they host the New Orleans Hornets at Barclays Center.

Brooklyn will have four days off following this game, so a win would garner some much-deserved rest as the Nets gear up for a lengthy eight-game road trip.

A stronger defensive effort will be key if the Nets plan on defeating the Hornets.

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Tonight at 7 p.m., the Nets look to stay hot as they head to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center.

The Nets? schedule will be soft the next few games, but that doesn?t mean Brooklyn can play soft.

With the Knicks struggling with injuries, the Nets have the perfect chance to overtake their crosstown rivals in the standings.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets look to win two straight as they?ll host the Washington Wizards at Barclays Center.

Brooklyn is coming off a big win on the road against the Charlotte Bobcats, but the team has lost three consecutive games on its home floor.

The Wizards have played better since the return of point guard John Wall, but the team is still the worst in the NBA on the road at 5-23.

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Tonight at 7 p.m., the Nets will be desperately seeking a win on the road against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Brooklyn has suffered two ugly losses in a row and has lost four of its last five games overall.

The Bobcats meanwhile enter tonight?s contest on a seven-game losing streak and are 7-22 this season on their home floor and have dropped 20 of their last 22 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Tags: andray blatche, bobcats, brook lopez, Brooklyn, deron williams, kemba walker, Nets, nets, pregame primer
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Tonight at 8 p.m., the struggling Nets head to New Orleans to take on the Hornets for the first time this season.

The Hornets have defeated the Nets in four straight games, and the last Nets? road win in New Orleans was on March 13, 2007.

Joe Johnson is a game-time decision to return to Brooklyn?s lineup for this contest after missing two games ? both losses.

Tags: anthony david, brook lopez, Brooklyn Nets, eric gordon, hornets, joe johnson, Nets, nets, pelicans, pregame primer
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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., ?Linsanity? returns to the Big Apple for the second time this season as the Houston Rockets head to Barclays Center to play the Nets.

The Nets are coming off a home-and-home sweep of the Milwaukee Bucks, using some late-game heroics to earn the victories.

Houston not only is coming off a come-from-behind win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Rockets also beat the Nets soundly, 119-106, on Jan. 26. The Nets have lost 12 straight overall to the Rockets.

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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Nets will play the second of a tough back-to-back, home-and-home series with the Milwaukee Bucks.

It took an overtime thriller and few big shots from Joe Johnson last night for the Nets to snap a 13-game losing streak to the Bucks.

Milwaukee had defeated Brooklyn the previous two matchups this season, so the Nets will try to even the season series tonight on the road.

Tags: brandon jennings, brook lopez, Bucks, deron williams, joe johnson, monta ellis, Nets, nets, overtime, pregame primer
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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets will play their final game before the All-Star break against the Denver Nuggets.

Playing without Deron Williams, Brooklyn earned an overtime victory Monday night, but the team has still lost six of its last 10 games.

The Nuggets meanwhile are on a hot streak, having won nine games in a row before a recent two-game skid.

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Tonight at 7 p.m., the Nets try to avenge a blowout loss to the Spurs by taking on the Indiana Pacers at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Nets defeated the Pacers at Barclays Center earlier this season, but the team is just 3-6 in its last nine games.

The Pacers have played great basketball even without star forward Danny Granger and are 20-4 on their home court this season.

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The Brooklyn Nets return from a a quick two-game road trip in which the team won a hard fought game at the Detroit Pistons but dropped a dispirited effort against the suddenly surging Washing Wizards.

Tonight, the team looks to get back on track when they host the San Antonio Spurs at Barclays Center.

Tony Parker

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Tonight at 7 p.m., the Nets head to our nation?s capital for second meeting this season against the Washington Wizards.

The Nets needed double overtime in early January to defeat the Wizards last time.

The Wizards are 8-7 since point guard John Wall returned healthy.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets travel to the Palace of Auburn Hills to take on the Detroit Pistons.

Brooklyn is coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Lakers in which a 10-0 Los Angeles run sealed the deal at the end. The Nets shot a season-low 34.8 percent from the field in the contest.

The Pistons have been struggling but hold a distinct advantage over the Nets on their home court.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets battle the Los Angeles Lakers at Barclays Center.

Brooklyn will look to conclude its four-game homestand with a win. Dwight Howard will finally be where he wanted to be all along ? in Brooklyn ? but he will not be playing in the game.

The Lakers are in a hot streak right now, having won five of their last six games including the last two. If Los Angeles plans on making a playoff run, this pace of play needs to continue.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets continue a tough homestand against the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center.

The Nets suffered their first home loss under P.J. Carlesimo Wednesday to the Miami Heat and have now lost three of their last four games.

Still without Derrick Rose, the Bulls are one of the league?s hottest teams having won eight of their last 10 games.

Tags: brook lopez, bulls, deron williams, derrick rose, jimmy butler, joakim noah, luol deng, nate robinson, Nets, nets, pregame primer
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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Nets have a tough test as they host the Eastern Conference?s top team, the Miami Heat, at Barclays Center.

The Nets lost both previous matchups to the Heat, but both games were played at American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Brooklyn will attempt to keep its eight-game home winning streak alive, but it certainly won?t be easy. Miami has won 12 straight games in the series, including six-straight on the Nets home floor.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets return to Barclays Center to host the Orlando Magic

The Nets are coming off two ugly losses but will hope to rebound against a team that they have already defeated three times this season.

The Magic meanwhile have lost five-straight games as they now embark on a five-game road trip.

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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Nets conclude their four-game road trip in Houston against Jeremy Line, James Harden and the Rockets.

The Nets suffered a 24-point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night and will look for a bounce-back effort tonight.

The Rockets have won 11 straight games against the Nets and will try to make it No. 12 this evening.

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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Nets continue their four-game road trip by suiting up against the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Nets are coming off an impressive Martin Luther King Day win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Yet, the team has lost eight straight games in Minnesota.

The Timberwolves are 3-7 in their last 10 as they hover around the .500 mark.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets host the second game of a home-and-away series with the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks dominated play Wednesday night in a 109-95 victory in Atlanta.

Brooklyn will look to rebound from that tough effort as it returns home to Barclays Center.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets head south to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks.

This will be the first of a home-and-away series between these teams, with the second game tipping off Friday night in Brooklyn.

The Nets have the longest winning streak of any NBA team at seven games, while the Hawks have lost six of seven games.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets take on the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center.

Brooklyn is still undefeated in 2013 and has won eight of nine games since P.J. Carlesimo took over at head coach.

The Raptors meanwhile are 10 games behind in the Atlantic Division.

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Tonight at 6 p.m., the Nets host the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center.

Brooklyn has won five straight games, four of which have come against teams under .500.

The Pacers have won four straight games and head to Brooklyn leading the Central Division by two games over the Chicago Bulls.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets take on the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center

Brooklyn has won six of seven games since P.J. Carlesimo took over as head coach for Avery Johnson. The team will also try to match its longest winning streak of the season (five).

Meanwhile, the Suns, owners of the second-worst record in the Western Conference, are just 2-16 this season playing on the road, having lost 11 straight contests ? the longest skis in franchise history since losing 14 straight in 1984.

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The Brooklyn Nets will look to continue their unbeaten streak in January when they square off against the Philadelphia 76ers from the Wells Fargo Center.

Coming into tonight, the Nets are looking for their fourth straight win and hoping to make it six out of seven.

Here is your pregame primer...

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Tonight at 7 p.m., the Nets head to our nation?s capital to take on the Washington Wizards, owners of the worst record in the NBA.

After a victory against the NBA?s best team (the Thunder), Brooklyn must ensure that it keeps up the intensity against a team that is struggling.

Washington is a league-worst 3-12 at home, and a familiar face will be returning to the Verizon Center.

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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Nets take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, owners of the best record in the NBA.

The Nets are coming off a blowout loss to the Spurs, and a win tonight in OKC, where the Thunder are 16-2, is a tall order.

It will take an overall team effort to even have a respectable showing tonight. The Nets have never won (0-3) in Oklahoma City.

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After two games against two of the NBA's lower echelon teams, P.J. Carlesimo and his Brooklyn Nets will look to go into San Antonio tonight and score a victory over one of the NBA's elite teams. Carlesimo spent five years as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich from 2002-2007 and helped the Spurs win three NBA titles during that span.

Now, tonight, he'll face them as a head coach. Here is your New Years Eve pregame primer.

Tony Parker

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In what will end up being the first game of the post-Avery Johnson era in Brooklyn, interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo will make his coaching debut tonight when the Brooklyn Nets host the Charlotte Bobcats just one day after the team announced that it had fired Avery Johnson.

Here is your pregame primer.

Kemba Walker

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After coming off of a fairly poor showing against the Boston Celtics on Christmas Day, the Nets are looking to rebound at the Milwaukee Bucks tonight. The action tips off at 8:00 P.M. on the YES Network. Here's your pregame primer.

Brandon Jennings

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Today, the Brooklyn Nets will host the Boston Celtics in a Christmas Day showdown. The last time these two teams met, the Nets defeated the Celtics in Boston by a final score of 102-97.

The Celtics will be looking for some revenge today, and the struggling Nets are looking to build some momentum off of Sunday's win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Here is your pregame primer...

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After losing to the New York Knicks back on Wednesday night, the Brooklyn Nets will return to Barclays Center for a matinee on Sunday afternoon and look to get back to winning. Losers of three straight, the Nets will host the Philadelphia 76ers and attempt to break their three game losing streak.

Here's your pregame primer...

Jrue Holiday

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Utah Jazz head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets are coming off a one-point loss to the Chicago Bulls, while the Jazz have lost two straight.

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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Brooklyn Nets will battle the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

The Nets are coming off a thrilling double overtime win against the Detroit Pistons, but they go right back to work tonight with little rest.

Even without All-Star Derrick Rose, the Bulls are off to a decent start but are desperately awaiting the uncertain season debut for their point guard.

Tags: andray blatche, brook lopez, Brooklyn Nets, chicago bulls, joakim noah, joe johnson, joe smooth, Nets, nets, pregame primer
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After defeating the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night, the Nets return to action at Barclays Center tonight when they host the Detroit Pistons.

Here is the pregame primer.

Greg Monroe ? Detroit Pistons

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Tonight, at 7:00 P.M., the Brooklyn Nets will battle the crosstown-rival New York Knicks at Barclays Center.

The Nets, losers of four straight games, won the previous matchup 96-89 in overtime, but Brook Lopez has been ruled out. Lopez was instrumental in the first matchup, and after initially being deemed a game-time decision tonight, he's officially been ruled out.

The Knicks, meanwhile, are off to their best start since the 1995-1996 season and are 10 games over .500 for the first time since April 2001.

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After winning six home games in a row, the Brooklyn Nets have lost two consecutive games at Barclays Center. Tonight at 6:00 P.M., they will look to get back to their winning ways when they host the Milwaukee Bucks.

For the Nets, this will be the third game of a four game homestand. And as the team looks toward its battle with the New York Knicks on Dec. 11, its hoping to build some momentum going into that game.

Brandon Jennings

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Tonight, at 7:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Nets will battle the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center.

The Nets will look to get back on the winning track after dropping back-to-back games against last season?s NBA Finals representatives: the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Mark Jackson at St. John's (Photo courtesy St. John's Athletic Communications)

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The Brooklyn Nets return to action in Barclays Center tonight at 7:00 P.M. when Deron Williams and company play host to Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Nets are coming off of a loss to the Miami Heat on Dec. 1 and have the rare opportunity to play back-to-back games against the Eastern and Western Conference Champions.

If the Nets want a victory tonight, here are some keys...

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Tonight, at 7 P.M., the Brooklyn Nets will battle the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.

The Nets will look to win five games in a row for the second time this season. A win would also be the third consecutive against the Magic this year, but Brooklyn will be playing without center Brook Lopez, who the team announced would miss, at least, the next two games.

Glen Davis

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Tonight, at 7:30 P.M., the Atlantic division leading Brooklyn Nets will battle the Boston Celtics in Boston TD Banknorth Garden.

The Nets are looking to win four games in a row after losing to the Golden State Warriors last Wednesday. But in order to do so, it will need a complete effort against a Celtics team that will fight hard.

Rajon Rondo

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