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Tonight, the Brooklyn Nets (20-25) try to snap a three-game losing skid when they host the Philadelphia 76ers (15-33) at the Barclays Center.

It will be the third meeting of the season for the two Atlantic division rivals, with each team winning a memorable game at home against one another back in December.

The Nets scored a season-high 130 points against Philly on December 16, with Joe Johnson tying an NBA record with eight of his 10 three-pointers in a 29-point third quarter, as the Nets set a franchise record with 21 made three-pointers.

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Starters:

Brooklyn NetsPhiladelphia 76ers
1Deron WilliamsMichael Carter-Williams
2Alan AndersonHollis Thompson
3Paul PierceEvan Turner
4Mirza TeletovicThaddeus Young
5Brook LopezSpencer Dawes
The Good:?Andray Blatche has scored 20+ points six times this season. He scored 20+ in six games all of 2012-13...The Nets have shot over 50% from the field in three of their last five games...Paul Pierce's 27 points off the bench on Wednesday were the most of any Nets' back up this season.

The Bad:?Brooklyn was outrebounded 51-31 in their loss to the Wizards...Thaddeus Young is shooting 51% over his last 11 contests...Michael Carter-Williams will return from a seven game hiatus...Joe Johnson is out tonight due to personal reasons.

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In a season that has seen the Nets lose 59 games due to injury split among six different players, Joe Johnson has been the one constant, starting all 24 games, including Monday evening's 130-94 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center.

The team is cautious with Brook Lopez and his sprained left ankle. The 7-foot, All-Star center sat for a second game on Monday, so Johnson took it upon himself to pick up the slack in a big way.

The 13th-year shooting guard had his biggest offensive outburst as a Net, finishing with a season-high 37 points on 13-for-20 shooting, including 10-for-14 from 3-point range, to go along with seven rebounds and five assists in just 30 minutes of action over the first three quarters.

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, joe johnson, Nets, nets, sixers, three-pointers, Josh Newman
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The Nets (9-15) defeated the Philadelphia 76ers (7-19) Monday by a score of 130-94.

The Least You Should Know:

[sny-box]The Nets set a franchise record with 21 made three-pointers, and they scored a season-high 130 points against a struggling Sixers squad.

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Probable Starters

Brooklyn NetsPhiladelphia 76ers
1Deron WilliamsTony Wroten
2Joe JohnsonHollis Thompson
3Alan AndersonEvan Turner
4Mirza TeletovicThaddeus Young
5Kevin GarnettSpencer Hawes
The Good: The Sixers have lost six games in a row...Philadelphia has a defensive rating of 108.6: third worst in the NBA...Michael Carter-Williams will not play (skin infection)...The Nets are shooting 55.3% from the field since Deron Williams returned from injury. That's up from 40.5% in the nine games prior that he missed.

The Bad:?The Sixers are ranked first in the league in pace (101.68 possessions per 48 minutes)...Brook Lopez, Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Terry are out...The Nets are just 1-7 in the eight games they've played with Lopez out of the lineup.

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Tonight, the Nets return home to face the Philadelphia 76ers at the Barclays Center. It will be the first meeting this season for the Atlantic Division rivals, who will also play each other again this Friday in Philadelphia.

The Sixers have struggled as of late, with six straight losses entering tonight, and an NBA-worst 1-10 record on the road. Philadelphia has lost 10 straight games on the road now after initially winning their first road game of the year back on November 1.

Rookie sensation Michael Carter-Williams has been out of the lineup?since December 3?with a skin infection on his right knee, and the 76ers are 1-9 without him. Carter-Williams is listed as doubtful for tonight's game and is not expected to play.

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The Nets have won three of their last four contests, seemingly stabilizing things in Brooklyn... at least for the time being. But, for a team still in desperate need of as many wins as they can get, the next two and a half weeks could give us a glimpse of what we're in store for the rest of the way.

That's because the Nets kick off a pivotal stretch tonight at the Barclays Center. Two of their next three meetings with be with the Sixers, with a home game against the Wizards sandwiched in between. Two tough match ups with the Pacers loom (on the 23 and 28 of December), but outside of them, and arguably a Bulls team on Christmas that's without Derrick Rose, the Nets have finally hit an elongated soft spot in their schedule.

Home against Philly, home against Washington, at Philly, with games against Milwaukee and Sacramento scattered around the Pacers and Bulls meetings. That's a stretch where the Nets can do some damage. Philadelphia has lost six in a row, and the Nets have to make sure that that streak hits seven. Brooklyn is just two games off the division pace, and a hot stretch against beatable opponents could place them in the driver's seat in the division as we turn the calendar to 2014. That's??a huge opportunity.

Tags: atlantic division, Barclays Center, Brooklyn Nets, December, home games, Nets, nets, philadelphia 76ers, sixers, Brian Erni
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On Tuesday night, the Nets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers by a final score of 104-83.

The Skinny: Reggie Evans and Brook Lopez absolutely dominated the paint in the opening minutes, with the Nets scoring 22 of their first 25 points in the paint. Lopez finished the first quarter with 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, while Evans had a double-double after the opening frame with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Brooklyn ended the first quarter on an 11-1 run and opened a 13-point lead.

The 76ers opened the second quarter on a 13-5 run to cut into the Nets? lead, with Dorell Wright knocking down outside shots. Joe Johnson responded with a few timely buckets, and the Nets? starters all returned to orchestrate a 14-3 run to close out the first half with an 18-point lead.

Tags: 76ers, brook lopez, deron williams, joe johnson, jrue holiday, Nets, nets, nets sixers, rapid recap, Reggie Evans, sixers
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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets take on the Philadelphia 76ers ate Barclays Center.

Brooklyn is 2-1 this season against Philadelphia and will attempt to win the season series tonight.

A win would also give the Nets a 10-4 record within the division, which would be the best mark among the Atlantic Division teams.

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, Columns, deron williams, joe johnson, jrue holiday, philadelphia 76ers, pregame primer, sixers nets
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On Monday night, the Nets were defeated by the Philadelphia 76ers by a final score of 106-97.

The Skinny: After falling behind early, the Nets went on a 10-0 run, led by Brook Lopez, to take the lead. But Philadelphia responded with a 10-2 run of its own to regain the lead before Brooklyn again went back ahead. Lopez scored 14 of the Nets? 28 first-quarter points, which helped the team open a four-point lead after one.

The ?Bench Mob? played good minutes to start the second to extend the lead to seven, but a 7-0 run from the 76ers tied the game midway through the quarter. Dorell Wright scored eight straight points for Philadelphia as the teams traded leads. A 10-1 run to close out the first half put the Sixers up seven at the break.

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The Atlantic Division looks to be the toughest division in the NBA right now.? The Nets, Knicks, Celtics and Sixers have all upgraded their rosters to be able to compete in the division. We'll see about the Raptors... ?The division will be a great test for all five teams.

But do the Nets have a realistic chance at winning the division this year?

Tags: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors
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