National Basketball Association
Preview
Philadelphia at Brooklyn
When: 7:30 PM ET, Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Nets seek their second winning streak in just over a week when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. The Nets went all season without consecutive victories before picking up two in a row last week, and have a shot at another run following Sunday's 107-92 win at Atlanta.

That was the seventh win in the last 15 games for the suddenly respectable squad that was 8-49 before the relative turnaround. "I don't want to say earlier in the season we would have folded, but I don't think we would have done a great job of holding on, and holding our composure the way we did," Nets center Brook Lopez told reporters after the victory over the Hawks. The 76ers have split their last eight games after a 107-94 setback at Indiana on Sunday. They claimed the first two meetings with Brooklyn earlier in the season, including a 10-point triumph in their first visit to the Barclays Center.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia, YES (Brooklyn)

ABOUT THE 76ERS (27-46): Rookie Dario Saric was 3-for-15 from the floor against the Pacers and had his string of double-digit games snapped at 22 when he finished with nine. "No time for crying, or something like that," Saric told reporters. "I need to change my mind and be focused for the next game." Center Jahlil Okafor (knee) has missed three of the last four games and Richaun Holmes has benefited, scooping up those starts and recording two of his three double-doubles on the season.

ABOUT THE NETS (16-57): Guard Jeremy Lin's return to health has been the primary catalyst in Brooklyn's improved results, as the team is now 9-16 with him in the lineup and 7-41 without. Lin scored 19 points and handed out eight assists against Atlanta while swingman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson notched his sixth double-double with 11 points and 13 boards. Guards Joe Harris (shoulder) and Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) continue to be sidelined with their respective ailments, while former Sixers guard K.J. McDaniels has taken advantage with four straight double-digit scoring games.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 12 boards over his last three games.

2. Sixers PF Shawn Long has scored at least 13 points - nearly twice his season average - while shooting 63.3 percent in a three-game stretch.

3. The teams conclude their four-game season series April 4 at Philadelphia.

PREDICTION: Nets 108, 76ers 102
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Philadelphia 27-46 L1 17-19 10-27 3-3 24-43 6-6 18-25
Brooklyn 16-57 W1 10-27 6-30 1-5 15-52 2-11 7-36
Last Meeting
Philadelphia Brooklyn
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
1/8/17 PHI 105 BK 95 105 46 39.4 95 40 46.2
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Philadelphia J. Embiid 20 57.1 4
Brooklyn B. Lopez 26 50.0 7
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Philadelphia R. Covington 11 1 10
Brooklyn B. Bogdanovic 8 1 7
Assists Player  
Philadelphia T. McConnell 6
Brooklyn B. Bogdanovic 3
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Philadelphia D. Saric 994 41.6 160
Brooklyn B. Lopez 1419 46.9 279
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Philadelphia D. Saric 492 108 384
Brooklyn T. Booker 569 141 428
Assists Player  
Philadelphia T. McConnell 483
Brooklyn I. Whitehead 172
Quickchart Matchup
Philadelphia Philadelphia Off vs  Brooklyn Brooklyn Defense
Philadelphia Off vs Brooklyn - Points For 102.4 Points For
Philadelphia Off vs Brooklyn - Points Against 113.3 Points Against
Philadelphia - FG% 44.3 FG%
Brooklyn - FG% 46.1 FG%
Philadelphia - Reb 43.0 Reb
Brooklyn - Reb 46.9 Reb
Brooklyn Brooklyn Off vs  Philadelphia Philadelphia Defense
Brooklyn Off vs Philadelphia - Points For 106.0 Points For
Brooklyn Off vs Philadelphia - Points Against 107.7 Points Against
Brooklyn - FG% 44.5 FG%
Philadelphia - FG% 45.6 FG%
Brooklyn - Reb 43.7 Reb
Philadelphia - Reb 45.0 Reb