Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets: Live stream, TV info, injury report

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The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets split their 1st 2 meetings of the season in December and will play twice in the next 6 days, starting Saturday.

The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets split a home-and-home set in December and will close out their season series over the next week, beginning with their second meeting of the season at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, set for Saturday night at 7 p.m. Eastern.

The Nets (30-30) lead the Hornets (28-30) by a game for sixth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race, with Charlotte coming in on the second night of a home back-to-back after beating the Washington Wizards Friday night 123-110.

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Brooklyn returned from the All-Star break on Thursday at home, losing to the Portland Trail Blazers 113-99.

The Nets and Blazers were tied 50-50 at the half before Portland took control with a big third-quarter surge. The Trail Blazers led by as much as 14 early in the fourth quarter before Brooklyn went on a 15-2 run to cut the deficit to 90-89 with 7:25 left before faltering.

Allen Crabbe led the Nets with 17 points off the bench. Jarrett Allen had 12 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out, DeMarre Carroll grabbed 10 boards and Ed Davis victimized his former team for 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Shabazz Napier finished with 10 assists and D’Angelo Russell had 14 points and eight dimes, but Brooklyn was undone by its 39.1 percent shooting, which included a 7-for-36 (19.4 percent) performance from deep.

On Friday in Charlotte, the Hornets shook off a sluggish start, falling behind by as much as 12 in the first quarter, to put away the Wizards with a big second period. After Charlotte took control with a 10-4 burst in the fourth quarter, Washington got no closer than eight the rest of the way.

Kemba Walker had 27 points and 11 assists for the Hornets, while Nicolas Batum added 20 points. Marvin Williams went for 13 points and nine rebounds, Cody Zeller added 11 points, nine boards and three blocks, while Jeremy Lamb had 16 points and four steals off the bench.

Rookie Miles Bridges posted 14 points and three steals in his first NBA start for Charlotte.

The Nets lead the Hornets 55-51 in their all-time series, which includes the first iteration of the Hornets from 1988-2002 and the second version of the franchise, which began as the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004 and reclaimed the Hornet moniker in 2014.

The Nets own the longest winning streak in the series, beating the then-Bobcats seven straight times from Jan. 22, 2012, to April 6, 2013. Charlotte has had three separate five-game winning streaks, most recently from Nov. 18, 2015, to Nov. 4, 2016.

The Nets posted the highest-scoring game between the clubs in a 136-120 win at Charlotte on Dec. 27, 1991. The Hornets had their highest output in a 134-132 double-overtime loss at Barclays Center on Dec. 26.

Their top effort in regulation is 121 points, which they’ve done twice, most recently in a 121-108 win at Charlotte on March 17, 1991.

The Hornets own the most lopsided decision in the series with a 105-77 win at Charlotte on April 12, 1995. Brooklyn’s largest victory was a 114-87 win at Charlotte on Dec. 13, 2014.

Individually, Deron Williams holds the high-scoring mark with his NBA franchise-record 57 points for the Nets in a win at Charlotte on March 4, 2012. Jamal Mashburn scored 36 points for Charlotte in a win at home on Feb. 27, 2002.

Since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets are 10-13 against Charlotte. Their longest winning streak in that span was three straight from Dec. 28, 2012, to April 6, 2013.

The highest scoring game overall for both teams in the Brooklyn era came in the Nets’ Dec. 26 victory at Barclays Center. In regulation, Brooklyn has the high mark with a 125-111 win at Charlotte on March 8 of last year.

The Hornets’ high mark came in a 120-118 loss at Barclays Center on Dec. 26, 2016.

Charlotte’s largest win of the Brooklyn era came in a 115-91 decision at Barclays Center on March 4, 2015.

Individually, Spencer Dinwiddie has the highest-scoring game of the series with his 37 points for Brooklyn in the double-overtime win on Dec. 26. In regulation, two Charlotte players have dropped 35 points in a game. Al Jefferson did it in a win at Charlotte on March 26, 2014, and Kemba Walker matched him in a loss at Brooklyn on Dec. 26, 2018.

The top scoring game by a Net in regulation since the move to the borough was by Brook Lopez, who scored 34 points in a win at Charlotte on March 25, 2015.

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Here is how to catch the action Saturday night between the Nets and Hornets.

Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets

Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.
Time: 7 p.m. Eastern
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The skinny

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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).

Charlotte: OUT–Dwayne Bacon (assignment, Greensboro Swarm), Joe Chealey (two-way, Greensboro Swarm), Devonte’ Graham (assignment, Greensboro Swarm), J.P. Macura (two-way, Greensboro Swarm).

Last meeting

Dec. 28 at Charlotte: The Hornets blasted out to a big early lead, going up 26-6 with 4:49 remaining in the first quarter, and cruised to a 100-87 victory over the Nets.

Brooklyn made a late charge, cutting the margin to 88-83 with 4:15 left before Charlotte was able to close out the win.

D’Angelo Russell finished with 33 points for the Nets, while Ed Davis had 11 rebounds and Jarrett Allen added 10 boards and two blocks. Spencer Dinwiddie dished out five assists and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson blocked a pair of shots.

Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 29 points and had two blocks. Cody Zeller went for 14 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks and Nicolas Batum handed out five assists.

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What’s next?

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

Charlotte: vs. Golden State, Monday; vs. Houston, Wednesday; at Brooklyn, Friday