Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets: TV, live stream, injury report

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The Brooklyn Nets on Friday play the 2nd of 4 straight games on the road against Western opponents when they visit the Denver Nuggets. Here’s how to watch.

The Brooklyn Nets look to extend their winning streak to three games Friday night, but have a tough task in doing so when they face the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center in Denver.

The Nets (5-6) opened their four-game trip through the Western Conference with a 104-82 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

Denver (9-2) had their five-game winning streak snapped Wednesday night with an 89-87 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on the road, but the Nuggets are 6-0 at home so far this season.

Brooklyn improved to 2-4 on the road with the win at Phoenix on Tuesday,

In that contest, the Nets took control of the game with a big second quarter to open a 52-42 halftime lead and then pulled away in the fourth quarter to turn the game into a rout after surviving one run by the Suns in the third period.

Caris LeVert led Brooklyn with 26 points, while Ed Davis had 12 rebounds. Jarrett Allen finished with 10 points and five assists, while Shabazz Napier also had five helpers.

The Nuggets loss on Wednesday at Memphis was sealed when Marc Gasol made two free throws for the Grizzlies with four seconds remaining before Nikola Jokic missed a 3-pointer and Jamal Murray was errant with a putback attempt as time expired.

Gary Harris finished with 20 points for Denver, Trey Lyles had 15 points and nine rebounds, Murray went for 15 points and seven assists and Jokic had three steals while being limited to four points on just one shot attempt.

This is a matchup of former ABA rivals, with the Nets trailing the Nuggets since the teams came to the NBA in 1976 with a 39-49 record head-to-head.

Each team has a six-game winning streak in the series. Denver won six straight from Jan. 22, 1986, to Nov. 22, 1988, with the Nets putting six victories in a row together from Feb. 27, 2014, to Dec. 7, 2016.

Similarly, each team has a 141-point outing against the other. The New Jersey Nets posted that number in a 141-130 victory on Dec. 11, 1983, at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford. The Nuggets posted a 141-105 win at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver on Nov. 22, 1988.

The Nets own the biggest blowout of the series, a 114-70 win at Izod Center in East Rutherford on Feb. 7, 2009.

Since the teams came to the NBA, Hall of Famer Dan Issel of the Nuggets owns the highest-scoring game in the series, hanging 47 points on the Nets in a 127-126 win at Denver on Jan. 31, 1980.

For the Nets, John Williamson scored 42 points in a 111-109 win over the Nuggets at Piscataway, N.J., on March 17. 1978, a total later matched by Derrick Coleman in a 138-110 Nets win at East Rutherford on Feb. 15, 1991.

Since the Nets moved to Brooklyn in 2012, they are 7-5 against Denver, but have lost the last three in the series, including two in a row in the Mile High City.

Joe Johnson scored the most points against the Nuggets in a single game for Brooklyn, hitting 27 in a 102-96 win at Barclays Center on Dec. 23, 2014.

In regular-season play in the ABA, the Nets were 27-41 against Denver.

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Here is how to take in the action Friday night from Denver.

Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets

Pepsi Center, Denver
Time: 9 p.m. Eastern
TV: YES Network
Live stream: NBA League Pass

The skinny

Season series: First meeting (Denver won last season, 2-0)
Records: Brooklyn (5-6), Denver (9-2)

Scoring: BKN 109.4 (t-19th), DEN 109.5 (18th)
Defense: BKN 107.6 (t-8th), DEN 100.2 (1st)

Off. Rating: BKN 106.8 (13th), DEN 107.1 (12th)
Def. Rating: BKN 107.2 (17th), DEN 101.1 (4th)
Pace: BKN 100.95 (25th), DEN 100.27 (28th)

Shooting: BKN 45.9% (t-12th), DEN 45.9% (t-12th)
3-point: BKN 37.0% (t-6th), DEN 30.8% (28th)

Opponent shooting: BKN 44.8% (t-11th), DEN 45.1% (13th)
Opponent 3-point: BKN 34.9% (15th), DEN 33.0% (t-7th)


Brooklyn: PROBABLE–DeMarre Carroll (right ankle arthroscopy); OUT–Treveon Graham (strained left hamstring).

Denver: PROBABLE–Paul Millsap (left ankle soreness); OUT–Will Barton (right hip/core muscle surgery), Michael Porter Jr. (low back surgery), Isaiah Thomas (right hip surgery), Jarred Vanderbilt (right foot surgery).

Last meeting

Nov. 7, 2017, at Denver: The Nuggets seized control of the game early and cruised to a 112-104 victory over the Nets in a game Denver led by as much as 25 points.

Tyler Zeller led Brooklyn with 21 points, Jacob Wiley had eight rebounds, D’Angelo Russell finished with 12 points and six assists, Isaiah Whitehead had four steals and two blocks and Caris LeVert scored 13 points and recorded two blocks.

Nikola Jokic went off for a career-high 41 points to go with 12 rebounds and two blocks before fouling out for the Nuggets.

Wilson Chandler added 10 rebounds, Gary Harris had five assists and six steals, Paul Millsap and Will Barton each finished with 17 points and two blocks and Mason Plumlee also swatted a pair of shot attempts.

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What’s next?

Brooklyn: at Golden State, Saturday; at Minnesota, Monday; vs. Miami, Wednesday

Denver: vs. Milwaukee, Sunday; vs. Houston, Tuesday, vs. Atlanta, Thursday