|Lopez has missed the Nets' last three games against the Clippers, Blazers, and Bobcats–all losses–after spraining his ankle in the Brooklyn win over the Suns|
As the Nets look to regroup from a shocking loss on Wednesday at the hands of the Bobcats and try to snap their three-game losing streak, they most likely won't be with the talents of three key players whom are all dealing with injuries.
According to the New York Post's Nets beat writer Tim Bontemps, Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) is definitely not going to suit up later this evening when the Nets take on his former team, the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bontemps also noted that Deron Williams (ankle) is unlikely to play while Brook Lopez isn't expected to be available, but could sneak into the lineup.
Not the news Brooklyn needed, per se, as they try to win a game to stop the proverbial bleeding. The injuries have been mounting as of late, and clearly, this team missing two-fifths of its starting lineup–in Lopez and Deron–hasn't led to very much success.