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Friday, April 4, 2014
W2W4: Nets vs. Pistons

By Mike Mazzeo

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets seek their 15th straight win at home on Friday night against the Detroit Pistons. Here’s what we’ll be watching for:

0-3: That’s Brooklyn’s record against Detroit this season. In those three matchups, according to STATS LLC, the Nets have been outrebounded by an average of 10.3 rebounds and outscored in the paint by an average of 23.3 points. Andre Drummond is averaging 15.7 points and 15 rebounds on 65.5 percent shooting against Brooklyn. The Nets (40-34) trail both Toronto and Chicago by 2 1/2 games in the East.

The Raptors are hosting the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Brooklyn is coming off a 29-point loss to New York at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

Kirilenko back: Andrei Kirilenko makes his return to the lineup after missing the last six games due to a sprained left ankle. Kevin Garnett, on the other hand, will miss his 19th straight game due to back spasms.