Brooklyn Nets host the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA regular season at Barclays Center, on Tuesday morning. Nets somehow managed to throw the game against a shorthanded Detroit Pistons, while the Pelicans have made a terrible start to the new season and needs to clock wins to close out the gaps on the opponents.
Pistons were without superstar Blake Griffin as well as 2011 MVP Derrick Rose and Reggie Jackson and had a lead in the double-digits in the second half. Yet, for all the talent they have, and the problems Piston had in that particular match, Nets lost the game 113-109. It was the third loss in four games for Nets and are 2-4 in the season.
The opponents are Pelicans, who could do with a win after starting the new season with five defeats in six games. Even though Anthony Davis is no more a Pelicans, the team seems settled and without an issue at the moment.
Brooklyn Nets Team News:
Kevin Durant said recently during an interview that he doesn’t think it’s possible for him to play this season. The 31-year-old, who opted for free agency in the off-season to join Brooklyn Nets from Golden States Warriors, is recovering from an Achilles injury he suffered in NBA finals last year. Meanwhile, Wilson Chandler remains suspended and won’t feature here.
Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson used only 9 players in the last game, one less than the Houston Rockets match. Dzanan Musa, Dawid Nwaba and Theo Pinson remain on the fringes of rotation.
New Orleans Pelicans Team News:
For Pelicans, the biggest setback when the season began was Zion Williamson’s injury which he suffered in one of the games in the preseason. Pelicans have high hopes from their first-round pick star. In addition, Darius Miller remains out due to an Achilles Tendon injury.
Brandon Ingram suffered a head injury in the first half against Oklahoma City Thunder and didn’t return. The former Los Angeles Lakers star will be monitored before the game.
Derrick Favors is listed as questionable due to a knee injury.
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Host: Brooklyn Nets
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
Venue: Barclays Center
Match Timing: November 05, 06:00 AM
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PF: Taurean Prince
SF: Joe Harris
C: DeAndre Jordan
PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Caris LeVert
New Orleans Pelicans:
PF: Brandon Ingram
SF: Nicolo Melli
C: Jahlil Okafor
PG: Jrue Holiday
SG: Lonzo Ball
Nets: Garrett Temple, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen, Rodions Kurucs
Pelicans: Josh Hart, JJ Redick, Frank Mason, Kenrich Williams, Jaxson Hayes, Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Brooklyn Nets: Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Joe Harris, Garrett Temple, Taurean Prince, Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, Dzanan Musa, Rodions Kurucs, Theo Pinson, David Nwaba
New Orleans Pelicans: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Lonzo Ball, Zylan Cheatham, Josh Gray, Josh Hart, Derrick Favors, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram, Frank Jackson, Nicolo Melli, Darius Miller, E’Twaun Moore, Jahlil Okafor, JJ Redick, Kenrich Williams
BKN vs NOP Dream11 Teams:
BKN vs NOP Dream11 Today Match Prediction:
Brooklyn Nets will fancy their chances against a Pelicans team which seems to be lacking in the offensive department.