The Brooklyn Nets are in search for their first back-to-back victories of the season when they travel to Charlotte to take on the Hornets. The Nets have beaten the Hornets this season and it came back the game before the 11 game losing streak. Thank you Randy Foye for that.
The win was not easy that time, and it will not be any easier this time. Brooklyn rested Trevor Booker and Sean Kilpatrick yesterday, but the rest of the team surely is tired. They may be tired, but they should be hyped up and ready to go. When you shoot as well as they did and scored as many points as they did, you have to be hyped to go back out there the very next night.
There is no word on if Brook Lopez will be sat for rest tonight due to it being a back-to-back, but it seems likely he will play. Add Booker back into the mix and the front court will be almost back. Joe Harris, the starter for the past few weeks, is out with an ankle injury. Does this give Rondae Hollis-Jefferson or Sean Kilpatrick the start? Caris LeVert?
Whomever it may be that gets the start in place of Harris, the Nets front court will be in full strength and ready to rumble with Cody Zeller and the front court of the Hornets. The Nets will need to feed off of that energy and turn it into aggressive play and points. Booker is an energy guy, let him get amped up as early as possible.
Add all of that in with stopping Kemba Walker from single-handily winning this game. Walker, who finished behind Jeremy Lin in the fan All-Star vote, can make shots from all over the floor and he can get them in a hurry. If Walker does not go off tonight, there is a good chance Brooklyn will win this game, making it two in a row for the first time in a long time.