Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers: TV info, live stream, injury report

Brooklyn Nets DeMarre Carroll. Mandatory Copyright Notice (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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The Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night meet for the 1st time this season as the NBA resumes play following the All-Star break.

The Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers renew acquaintances for the first time in more than a year when they meet Thursday night at Barclays Center.

Both teams are deep in the playoff hunt. The Nets (30-29) come out of the All-Star break in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, two games ahead of the seventh-place Charlotte Hornets and 2½ games clear of the eighth-place Detroit Pistons.

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The Miami Heat are tied with Detroit, but currently don’t own the tiebreaker, and are ninth, with the Orlando Magic looming a half-game out of the eighth spot. The Washington Wizards are three games out of eighth.

In the West, Portland (34-23) is currently fourth, three games behind the third-place Oklahoma City Thunder, while holding a one-game lead over the fifth-place Houston Rockets, a two-game edge over the sixth-place Utah Jazz and seventh-place San Antonio Spurs and a three-game advantage over the eighth-place LA Clippers in a tightly packed race.

Brooklyn won its final game before the break, taking a 148-139 win on the road Feb. 13 over the Cleveland Cavaliers, needing three overtimes to get it done.

The Trail Blazers also won to close the first half, pounding the Golden State Warriors at home 129-107 on Feb. 13.

D’Angelo Russell scored 28 of his team-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and overtime periods to lead the Nets to the win, catching fire with 11 straight points to open the third OT and finishing the five-minute session with 14.

DeMarre Carroll rescued Brooklyn with a buzzer-beating 3 at the end of the second overtime. Joe Harris added 25 points for the Nets, Jarrett Allen finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high six blocks, Caris LeVert had 12 points and nine assists and Ed Davis blocked three shots.

Portland blitzed the Warriors in the fourth quarter, outscoring Golden State 35-12 after trailing 95-94 at the quarter break. Damian Lillard had 29 points and eight assists for the Blazers, Jusuf Nurkic added 11 points and 11 boards and Zach Collins had three blocks.

The Nets are just 24-62 against the Blazers since entering the NBA in 1976, with Portland having the longest winning streak in the series at 11 games from Jan. 9, 1987, to Jan. 31, 1992. The Nets’ longest run was three games from March 20-Dec. 11, 2002.

The highest-scoring game by either team requires a trip in the wayback machine to when the Blazers pounded the then-New York nets 131-103 at Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 1977. The Nets’ highest total came in a 127-125 loss at Barclays Center on Nov. 24, 2017.

Portland owns the most lopsided win in the series, a 124-80 win at home on Feb. 26, 2014. The New Jersey Nets posted a 104-84 win at East Rutherford on Nov. 7, 1995, for their biggest victory.

The highest-scoring individual game belongs to Otis Birdsong, who had 38 points for New Jersey in an overtime loss at East Rutherford on Dec. 3, 1983.

In regulation, the high for each team is 36 points, first by Portland’s Clyde Drexler in a Jan. 14, 1990, win at East Rutherford and later matched by Damian Lillard in a loss at Barclays Center on April 6, 2015. Brook Lopez had 36 for the Nets in a loss at Portland on Feb. 23, 2016.

Since the club moved to Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets are 4-8 in the series, with the Blazers having the longest win streak at five games from Jan. 15, 2016, to March 4, 2017. The lone consecutive wins for Brooklyn were Nov. 25, 2012, and March 27, 2013.

Portland has the highest-scoring game of the Brooklyn era, a 130-116 win at Portland on March 4, 2017. Brooklyn’s largest win came on March 27, 2013, in a 111-93 win at Portland.

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Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
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The skinny

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Portland: All players available.

Brooklyn: OUT–Spencer Dinwiddie (torn ligaments, right thumb); Dzanan Musa (assignment, Long Island Nets), Theo Pinson (two-way, Long Island Nets), Alan Williams (two-way, Long Island Nets).

Last meeting

Nov. 24, 2017, at Brooklyn: Jusuf Nurkic stole the ball from Caris LeVert after a defensive rebound by Brooklyn and laid the ball in with 27.6 seconds remaining to give Portland the lead for good in a 127-125 Trail Blazer victory after the Nets had led by six points with 2:20 remaining.

Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets with 23 points and six assists. DeMarre Carroll had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Damian Lillard poured in a game-high 34 points with nine assists for the Blazers, while Nurkic finished with 29 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks and CJ McCollum dropped in 26 points. Maurice Harkless added three blocks and Jake Layman swatted a pair of shots.

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What’s next?

Portland: at Philadelphia, Saturday; at Cleveland, Monday; at Boston, Wednesday

Brooklyn: at Charlotte, Saturday; vs. San Antonio, Monday; vs. Washington, Wednesday