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Brooklyn Nets @ Detroit Pistons: Preview, Tweets, News

That horrid NBA basketball team known as the Brooklyn Nets will travel to Detroit and take on the Pistons tonight.

  • Brooklyn Nets (19-49)
  • Detroit Pistons (35-34)
  • NBA, Today, 7:00 PM on YES, Full Preview
  • The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI

The Brooklyn Nets‘ season is almost over, and it can’t come soon enough. Tonight they take on a playoff team on the rise, the Detroit Pistons. The two franchises are going in the exact opposite directions.

New Pistons’ boss Stan Van Gundy was active at the trade deadline, bringing in Orlando Magic swing man Tobias Harris. Since the trade, he’s been on fire averaging 33.5 minutes, 17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists, on a slash line of .497/.389/.882. The Nets’ defense (ranked 28th in efficiency) will undoubtedly have problems with him tonight.

The Nets boast their center Brook Lopez to counter against Detroit’s superstar big man, Andre Drummond. The two couldn’t have more different games, with Lopez being one of the league’s premiere offensive centers and Drummond starring more for his defense and rebounding, but that’s what will make the matchup interesting. Lopez should struggle with the stronger Drummond in the post, but he has the experience edge against the 22-year-old.

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