Preview: Nets vs. Pistons

By Cory Wright

Brooklyn Nets (13-56) vs Detroit Pistons (34-36)
7:30 p.m., Barclays Center
TV: YES Network
Radio: WCBS 880AM

Jeremy Lin's injury-plagued season took another twist on Sunday, as the Nets point guard suffered a sprained ankle in a 111-104 loss to Dallas.

Lin is considered day-to-day and is doubtful to play on Tuesday night against the Pistons, though he told reporters he did not think this injury was as serious as the hamstring ailment that kept him out for nearly two months. The Nets are 4-9 since Lin returned from that injury and are 7-18 with Lin in the lineup and 6-38 without him.

Kenny Atkinson told reporters at HSS Training Center on Monday that Spencer Dinwiddie will be the starting point guard in Lin’s absence.

“I did feel like we were starting to get a rhythm and it’s not even so much about Jeremy, it’s about putting guys in their spots, in their positions,” Atkinson. “Stable lineups and how important that is.”

Dinwiddie is coming off an 18-point, seven-assist afternoon against the Mavericks. Atkinson said Archie Goodwin - who signed a 10-day contract on Wednesday - will see time behind Dinwiddie. Goodwin scored four points with two rebounds and two assists in his Nets debut on Sunday.

Sean Kilpatrick (strained left hamstring) and Joe Harris (sprained left shoulder) are both out for Tuesday’s game.

Nets vs. Pistons:

The Nets are 1-0 vs the Pistons this season, winning the first meeting 109-101 at Barclays Center on Nov. 2. Brooklyn scored a season-high 71 first-half points in the win. Brook Lopez had a game-high 34 points.

Playoff Push For Pistons:

Four teams are fighting for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference and the Detroit Pistons are right in the mix. The seventh-place Milwaukee Bucks are 34-35, while the Pistons and Miami Heat are a half-game back at 34-36.

There’s also 10th-place Chicago, just a game back of the Pistons and Heat at 33-37.

The Pistons are coming in off a 112-95 win over Phoenix, snapping a three-game losing streak. Tobias Harris leads the Pistons with 16.2 points-per-game, while Andre Drummond is second in the NBA with 13.9 rebounds-per-game. Detroit plays to that strength and is fifth in the NBA with 45.2 rpg.

Brooklyn Nets Stat Leaders

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2018-19 Season

  • away game
    FridayFri Jul 06 Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
    L 80-86

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    S. Dawson
    19PTS
    Shawn Dawson
    S. Christon
    4ASTS
    Semaj Christon
    J. Webb III
    8RBS
    James Webb III
    NBA TV
  • home game
    SaturdaySat Jul 07 Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
    L 76-90

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    T. Pinson
    16PTS
    Theo Pinson
    J. McLaughlin
    6ASTS
    Jordan McLaughlin
    T. Thompson
    7RBS
    Trevor Thompson
    NBA TV
  • away game
    MondayMon Jul 09 Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
    L 69-78

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    Y. Watanabe
    14PTS
    Yuta Watanabe
    J. McLaughlin
    5ASTS
    Jordan McLaughlin
    J. Allen
    12RBS
    Jarrett Allen
    ESPNU
  • away game
    WednesdayWed Jul 11 Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
    L 102-109

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    M. Doyle
    21PTS
    Milton Doyle
    M. Doyle
    6ASTS
    Milton Doyle
    J. Allen
    11RBS
    Jarrett Allen
    ESPN 2
  • away game
    FridayFri Jul 13 Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
    L 79-116

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    T. Davis
    19PTS
    Tyler Davis
    J. McLaughlin
    5ASTS
    Jordan McLaughlin
    T. Thompson
    9RBS
    Trevor Thompson
    ESPNU