Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets, coming off their first win of the season, head to Sacramento tonight to take on DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings.

Brooklyn Nets (1-7)
Sacramento Kings (2-7)
Friday, November 13, 10:00 PM
Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

By Chip Murphy

The Sacramento Kings may not be favorites again for the rest of the season.

Tonight, however, they are the overwhelming choice to beat the lowly Brooklyn Nets, who are finally coming off their first victory of the season after shocking James Harden and the Houston Rockets two nights ago.

Despite their 2-7 record, Sacramento has one of the league’s best players in DeMarcus Cousins. After losing six straight games, the Kings snapped their streak on Wednesday night behind 33 points from the All-Star center. Putting all the noise about George Karl’s firing out of his mind, Cousins stepped up when his team needed him the most. He will be a handful for the Nets tonight.

In response the Nets will turn to their center, Brook Lopez. Lost in the terrible start is the incredible play of Brook Lopez. The former All-Star is scoring 19.6 PPG, grabbing 8.6 RPG, with 2.1 BPG. He’s doing all this while shooting over 50 percent from the field with an impressive PER of 22.51.

The Nets and Kings are arguably the two worst teams in the league. There’s not a lot to look forward to with these two teams except for their dominant centers. Enjoy the matchup.

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I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.