D-Will, Lopez, AK-47 still out


NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets will once again be without point guard Deron Williams, center Brook Lopez, reserve forward Andrei Kirilenko and reserve guard Jason Terry when they take on the Detroit Pistons Sunday afternoon at Barclays Center.

Williams told ESPN NewYork.com Saturday he would miss Sunday’s game, but was unsure when he would return to the lineup.

Williams re-sprained his left ankle during the second quarter of Wednesday night's in Charlotte when he landed on Bobcats guard Kemba Walker's foot after taking a jumper.

He had just returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games. Williams originally was injured in Phoenix on Nov. 15.

Lopez will miss his fifth straight game with a sprained left ankle. Like Williams, Lopez was injured in the game against the Suns.

Kirilenko (back spasms) will his eighth straight game. He recently received an epidural injection, and hopes to be cleared for contact next week.

Terry (bruised left knee) will miss his second straight game.

The Nets (3-9), who have lost seven of eight, have been starting Shaun Livingston in place of Williams and Reggie Evans in place of Lopez.