W2W4: Nets vs. Sixers

February, 3, 2014
Feb 3
12:59
PM ET
The snow is back in the city, as are the Brooklyn Nets, who will look to snap a three-game losing streak Monday night when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center. Here’s what we’ll be watching for:

GETTING BACK ON TRACK: The Nets (20-25) have lost two of their last three games by just one point. Following a 25-point trouncing at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Nets fought hard in Indiana, but came up short against the Pacers. Brooklyn has grabbed just 44 rebounds in its last two games. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson both need to pick up their play. Williams, starting for the first time since Jan. 4, was just 3-for-12 from the field against the Pacers, while Johnson is averaging just 10.2 points in his last six games.

FRONTCOURT ISSUES: The Nets were without both Andray Blatche (bruised left hip) and Andrei Kirilenko (sore right calf) in Indiana, which killed their depth upfront. The team announced that Blatche is a game-time decision, while Kirilenko, who has missed the last two games due to his injury, is doubtful. Brooklyn’s bench combined for 16 points Saturday night, or about 22 fewer than it usually averages per game.

FORGETTABLE: The last time these two teams met -- Dec. 20 in Philadelphia -- the Nets lost the game and Brook Lopez for the season. The Sixers (15-33) have lost two in a row and 12 of 15, but the Nets can’t afford to take them lightly. Impact rookie Michael Carter-Williams missed Monday’s morning shootaround for personal reasons and is being listed as a game-time decision, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Brook Lopez
PTS AST STL MIN
20.7 0.9 0.5 31.4
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsK. Garnett 6.6
AssistsD. Williams 6.1
StealsD. Williams 1.5
BlocksB. Lopez 1.8