NBA: Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Injury Reports, Predicted Lineups, and Starting 5s
On Wednesday, April 6, the Brooklyn Nets will travel to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks. This season, the Nets have won all three games between the two teams. The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a 118-105 thrashing by the Houston Rockets. Kyrie Irving scored 42 points and made eight three-pointers while shooting 50% from the field. Despite a bad shooting night, Kevin Durant finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. Kevin Porter Jr. led the way for the Rockets with 36 points, but it wasn’t enough on the night.
Meanwhile, the New York Knicks defeated the Orlando Magic 118-88 on Sunday. For the Knicks, RJ Barrett and Obi Toppin combined for 47 points. From the bench, Immanuel Quickley had a 20-point triple-double.
Injury Report for the Brooklyn Nets
Because they played the Rockets on Tuesday, the Nets have yet to file their injury report. Joe Harris and Ben Simmons, on the other hand, have been ruled out of the game. Meanwhile, Seth Curry has been ruled out of the game against the Rockets due to an ankle injury. To keep him fresh for the playoffs, the team may decide to give him another game off. However, according to the league’s health and safety rules, Goran Dragic has been ruled out.
Injury Report for the New York Knicks
The New York Knicks have seven players on their injury list. Injuries have ruled out Julius Randle, Derrick Rose, Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel, and Cam Reddish. Due to right knee pain, Quentin Grimes and Miles McBride have been listed as doubtful.
Predicted Starting Lineups for Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks
In the backcourt, the Nets might start Kyrie Irving and Patty Mills. In the frontcourt, he should be paired with Kevin Durant and Bruce Brown, with Andre Drummond remaining at the center. Off the bench, Nic Claxton and Cam Thomas are anticipated to see a lot of action.
New York Knicks
In the backcourt, the Knicks should keep Alec Burks and Evan Fournier. The frontcourt should be manned by RJ Barrett and Obi Toppin, with Mitchell Robinson manning the centre position.
Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Predicted Starting 5s
Point Guard – Kyrie Irving | Shooting Guard – Patty Mills | Small Forward – Kevin Durant | Power Forward – Bruce Brown | Center – Andre Drummond.
New York Knicks
Point Guard – Alec Burks | Shooting Guard – Evan Fournier | Small Forward – RJ Barrett | Power Forward – Julius Randle | Center – Mitchell Robinson.