The Philadelphia 76ers will brave the elements and travel up to New York to take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight.
Michael Carter-Williams is a game-time decision as he left the team for personal reasons. He is expected to make the game but could be held up by the snow. The Sixers are 1-11 in games he hasn’t played in this season.
Brooklyn will probably be without Andrei Kirilenko who is suffering from a right calf injury. He did not play in the Nets last contest in Indiana. Andray Blatche will be a game time decision for head coach Jason Kidd as he recovers from a bruised left hip.
PG – Tony Wroten
SG – James Anderson
SF – Evan Turner
PF – Thaddeus Young
C – Spencer Hawes
PG – Deron Williams
SG – Joe Johnson
SF- Shawn Livingston
PF – Paul Pierce
C – Kevin Garnett
It seems that the Sixers are finally showing their true colors. Losing 12 out of their last 15, Philadelphia will need a strong effort to pick up a win tonight on the road. If they don’t have Carter-Williams, it will even be that larger of a task.
The teams have split the two meeting this season, with the Sixers pulling out a gutsy 121-120 OT win back on December 20th. The Nets also lost Brook Lopez for the year in that game.
The Nets actually really need this win. After coming within two games of .500, the Brooklyn has those three straight with the San Antonio Spurs coming in on Thursday. If they want to catch the Toronto Raptors at the top of the standings, they will have to win games like this.
Moral is this: No MCW, this gets ugly. With MCW, honestly it could still get ugly, but these teams have played close all year. We can only hope the Nets were out partying with the Seahawks last night.
Tags: Andray Blatche Andrei Kirilenko Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams Evan Turner James Anderson Jason Kidd Joe Johnson Kevin Garnett Michael Carter-Williams Paul Pierce Philadelphia 76ers San Antonio Spurs Seattle Seahawks Shawn Livingston Spencer Hawes Thaddeus Young Tony Wroten Toronto Raptors