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The Brooklyn Nets play the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center. The Nets come into the game with a 9-18 record and have not found their stride this season. On the opposite side, the Bulls are six games below .500 on the year and sport a record of 10-16. This game will begin at 12:00 pm EST and it will be covered by ESPN, WGN and YES.

The Nets are regrouping after their loss to the Pacers, 103-86. Joe Johnson was the team's high scorer as he was one of the leading performers, scoring 17 points. Meanwhile, the Bulls are coming off a win against the Cavaliers, 100-84. D.J. Augustin was one of the key players and claimed his first double-double of the season, accumulating 18 points and 10 assists.

Keep tabs on Brooklyn's ability to get to the free throw line. They're ranked third in the NBA in FTA rate (33.5), but Chicago is among the best in the league at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking third by yielding a FTA rate of 23.6). It could also be a sloppy game for the offense of the Bulls, which ranks 28th in ball security (TO% of 16.5%). They'll be going up against the gambling defense of the Nets, which forces the fifth-most turnovers in the NBA (23.9%).

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