The Brooklyn Nets visit Smoothie King Center on Friday to take on the New Orleans Pelicans for the second and final matchup between the two teams this season. The Pelicans lead the regular-season series 1-0.
In the first game, a Pelicans 130-108 win on Oct. 19, Zion Williamson returned from missing about one year to score 25 points and grab nine rebounds. This game also represented Ben Simmons’ return to the court after missing last season for a variety of reasons. Kevin Durant scored 32 points, but the next highest-scoring Net was Patty Mills with 16 points off the bench.
Coming into this game, Brooklyn has won 12 of its last 13 games after losing to the Chicago Bulls 121-112 on Wednesday to end the streak. New Orleans has won six of its last 10 games. Both teams are within the top-5 of the NBA in average point differential.
Here’s when and where you should tune in to see the matchup:
How to watch
Date: Friday, Jan. 6
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Channel: YES Network
Nets at Pelicans notable injuries
Nets: QUESTIONABLE: TJ Warren (rib).
Pelicans: OUT: Brandon Ingram (toe), EJ Liddell (knee) and Zion Williamson (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: Willy Hernangomez (ankle) and Larry Nance Jr. (shoulder).
Probable starting lineups
Guard: Ben Simmons
Guard: Kyrie Irving
Forward: Kevin Durant
Forward: Royce O’Neale
Center: Nic Claxton
New Orleans Pelicans
Guard: CJ McCollum
Guard: Trey Murphy
Forward: Herbert Jones
Forward: Naji Marshall
Center: Jonas Valanciunas