Nets vs. 76ers: Lineups, injury report and broadcast info for Thursday

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Nets vs. 76ers: Lineups, injury report and broadcast info for Thursday
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Don’t let the standings and the records fool you, the Brooklyn Nets have their backs against the wall yet again. With eight players out due to COVID-protocols along with Kyrie Irving and Joe Harris, their next challenge will be against Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia.

There’s no doubt the Sixers are willing to use every advantage that they have going into this matchup against the Nets, however, Brooklyn is not backing away from any challenge and they showed that on Tuesday.

What this game will really test is if the Nets are who they say they are. As the first seed in the East, they must overcome their circumstances and find a way. Brooklyn is going to have to dig deep, but it’s possible.

Here’s when you should tune in to see the game:

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021

  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

  • TV Channel: NBA TV/ YES Network

Nets vs Sixers injuries:

Kyrie Irving (not with team), James Harden (health and safety protocols), Joe Harris (ankle recovery), LaMarcus Aldridge (health and safety protocols), Paul Millsap (health and safety protocols), DeAndre’ Bembry (health and safety protocols), Bruce Brown (health and safety protocols), Jevon Carter (health and safety protocols) and James Johnson (health and safety protocols) are out for Brooklyn.

Ben Simmons (personal), Georges Niang (health and safety protocols), Furkan Korkmaz (illness), Jaden Springer (concussion recovery) and Grant Riller (shoulder recovery) are out for Philadelphia.

Probable starting lineups

Brooklyn Nets

  • Patty Mills

  • David Duke Jr.

  • Kevin Durant

  • Blake Griffin

  • Nic Claxton

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Tyrese Maxey

  • Seth Curry

  • Danny Green

  • Tobias Harris

  • Joel Embiid