The Brooklyn Nets (39-31, sixth in the Eastern Conference) host the Denver Nuggets (47-24, first in the Western Conference) at Barclays Center on Sunday for the second and final matchup between the two teams this regular season. Brooklyn leads the regular-season series 1-0.
In the first matchup, a Nets 122-120 win on Mar. 12, Brooklyn guard Mikal Bridges scored 25 points to lead his team in scoring. Center Nikola Jokic had 35 points, 20 rebounds, and 11 assists for his 27th triple-double this season. The game turned around in the third quarter when the Nets out-scored the Nuggets 37-18. Denver came back in the fourth quarter to come within 122-120 before Jokic missed the potential game-winning three-pointer.
Brooklyn comes into this game having lost their last two games to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Sacramento Kings. In both games, the Nets had one quarter where the opponent completely out-played them to either get themselves back into the game or to turn the contest into a blowout.
Denver comes into this game having lost two of its last three games to the Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks. The Nuggets have not been as dominant recently as they were for most of this season as it seems that their defense has taken a step back.
Here’s when and where you can tune in to see the matchup:
How to watch
Nets vs. Nuggets notable injuries
Nets: OUT: Ben Simmons (left knee/back).
Nuggets: NOT YET SUBMITTED.
Probable starting lineups