While owner Joe Tsai has managed to keep superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Nets have struggled to win games. The Brooklyn team, which was expected to be a top contender in the east, is currently 1-4.
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The recent home loss to the Mavericks has raised several concerns about Steve Nash’s system, given that Durant and Irving combined for 76 points. The Nets rank 29th in defense and 30th in defensive rebounds, failing to capitalize on their elite offense.
The question of if Kyrie Irving will compete against the Pacers after a 42-minute overtime outing against the Mavericks looms.
Irving was not stated in the Nets Daily’s newly published injury report. As a result, the former champion should be available. Despite the slow start, Uncle Drew has been doing his job, putting up numbers like 29.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, and 4.4 APG.
In other good news for Brooklyn fans, Markeiff Morris and Joe Harris are expected to return for the game against the Pacers.
Things are looking up for Coach Nash and company, with Seth Curry set to make his season debut soon and TJ Warren set to be re-evaluated next month.
When it comes to the visiting team, the Pacers have elite shooters like Tyree Haliburton and Buddy Hield, not to mention the size Myles Turner brings to the table. As a result, expect offensive fireworks in tonight’s game at the Barclays Center.
During the 2021-22 season, Brooklyn went 31-21 in the Eastern Conference and 20-21 at home. Last season, the Nets averaged 109.0 points per game while shooting 50.3% from the field and 42.2% from 3-point range.
During the 2021-22 season, Indiana went 25-57 overall and 11-41 in the Eastern Conference. Last season, the Pacers averaged 25.4 assists per game on 41.4 made field goals.
Brooklyn Nets injury report
There is some good news.
Seth Curry could make his debut this season. As of Friday, he was considered questionable. Watch to see if he gets upgraded as the day progresses.
Joe Harris, who was rested on Thursday, will return, as will Markieff Morris, who is returning after a brief absence due to the death of his and his brother’s father.
T.J. Warren, who last played for the Pacers at the start of the 2020-21 season, is still out recovering from foot surgery.
Indiana Pacers injury report
The Pacers’ stat sheet is relatively clean. Only Daniel Theis (knee) is unavailable.