When: 7:00 PM: Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY
TV: YES Network/ESPN
Without Joe Johnson (ankle) and Jerry Stackhouse (rest) for yet another tough game against a god Southwest Division opponent, the Nets will attempt to salvage their season series vs the Grizzlies tonight at the Barclays Center. Back on the 25th of January (almost a month ago), this Memphis team absolutely crushed an overmatched Nets squad that was outplayed in every imaginable aspect of the game.
However, as I alluded to in the picture caption above, the Grizzlies look a lot different now than they did a month ago as (former) franchise cornerstone Rudy Gay has moved on to Toronto and Tayshaun Prince, a Pistons staple for seemingly forever, has joined the team in his stead, along with former Raptor Ed Davis and ex-Piston Austin Daye. Even with the loss of a stud like Gay, the Grizzlies are riding a six-game winning streak at the moment so they couldn't be coming to Brooklyn at a better time, as it appears they are finally gelling as a cohesive unit after that trade.
MEM- Conley Jr. (PG), Allen (SG), Prince (SF), Randolph (PF), Gasol (C)
BKN- Williams (PG), Watson (SG), Wallace (SF), Evans (PF), Lopez (C)
Without Joe, and facing the Grizzlies, I'm not expecting much from tonight's game. Look for a tough Nets effort , but one that will fall futile after the athletic Grizz enforce their style of play on this game.