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

Brooklyn Nets Spencer Dinwiddie. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Brooklyn Nets close out their season series with the Charlotte Hornets Friday night at Barclays Center with chance for 1st series win since 2013-14.

The Brooklyn Nets haven’t won a season series from the Charlotte Hornets since they changed their name from the Bobcats in 2014-15.

They can change that Friday night with a victory over the visiting Hornets (28-33), a win that would wrap up a 3-1 season-series win, the first for Brooklyn (32-31) over Charlotte since 2013-14.

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Both teams are coming in off losses, with the Nets dropping a 125-116 decision to the Washington Wizards at Barclays Center on Wednesday that was nowhere near as close as the score indicates.

Charlotte dropped its third straight game Wednesday at home, falling to the Houston Rockets 118-113.

The Nets scored the first 10 points of the game against the Wizards before Washington stormed back to lead by the end of the first quarter. The Wizards went up by as much as 28 in the third period before Brooklyn made it respectable late.

D’Angelo Russell paced the Nets with 28 points and seven assists, while Shabazz Napier added 22 points. Treveon Graham had seven rebounds and Jarrett Allen finished with 12 points and three blocks.

On Wednesday, the Hornets and Rockets traded big leads, with Houston leading by as much as 15 in the first half and Charlotte going up by as much as 12 late in the third quarter before the Rockets rallied. Houston took the lead for good on Chris Paul‘s mid-range jumper with 8:44 left.

Kemba Walker scored 35 points with five steals for the Hornets. Jeremy Lamb added 18 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, while Nicolas Batum had 17 points, six dimes and two blocks.

The Nets are 56-51 against Charlotte all-time, since the Hornets entered the NBA as an expansion team in 1988 and then returned after a two-season absence as a new expansion outfit, the Bobcats, in 2004.

The Nets have the longest winning streak of the series, a seven-game run that began in New Jersey and continued in Brooklyn from Jan. 22, 2012, to April 6, 2013. Charlotte has twice won five straight, most recently from Nov. 18, 2015, to Nov. 4, 2016.

The highest-scoring game by either team in the series came on Dec. 27, 1991, in a 136-120 Nets win at Charlotte.

The Hornets’ put up their best total in a 134-132 double overtime loss at Barclays Center on Dec. 26. They’ve hit 121 twice, the last time in a 121-108 win at East Rutherford on March 17, 1991.

The Hornets posted the biggest win in the series with a 105-77 victory at Charlotte on April 12, 1995. Brooklyn grabbed a 114-87 win at Charlotte on Dec. 13, 2014.

The individual single-game scoring high in the series came from Deron Williams, who poured in an NBA franchise-record 57 points for the Nets in a win at Charlotte on March 4, 2012. Charlotte’s high of 36 points by Jamal Mashburn came in a home win on Feb. 27, 2002.

In the Brooklyn era which began in 2012, the Nets are 11-13 against Charlotte. The Nets won three straight from Dec. 28, 2012, to April 6, 2013, for their longest winning streak.

Brooklyn’s single-game scoring high came in a 134-132 double-overtime win at Barclays Center on Dec. 26. In regulation, their 125-111 victory at Charlotte on March 8 of last year is the series high. Charlotte’s best in regulation was in a 120-118 loss at Barclays Center on Dec. 26, 2016.

The Nets have the most lopsided win of the Brooklyn era with the aforementioned Dec. 13, 2014, victory at Charlotte. The Hornets posted a 115-91 win at Barclays Center on March 4, 2015.

The individual high in the series came Saturday, when D’Angelo Russell scored 40 points in a win at Charlotte. Al Jefferson had 35 points for the then-Bobcats in a March 26, 2014, win at Charlotte. Kemba Walker did score 35 in the double-overtime game on Dec. 26.

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

Brooklyn: OUT–Dzanan Musa (assignment, Long Island Nets), Theo Pinson (two-way, Long Island Nets), Alan Williams (two-way, Long Island Nets).

Last meeting

Feb. 23 at Charlotte: D’Angelo Russell scored 14 of his game-high 40 points in the final 3:24 of the game, including the final 12 points for the Nets, in a 117-115 win over the Hornets.

Brooklyn squandered a 19-point lead before coming to get the win, going ahead for good on Russell’s deep 3-pointer with 39.8 seconds remaining. Caris LeVert blocked Kemba Walker’s 3-point try as time expired to preserve the win for the Nets.

Russell’s 40 points matched a career-high and he also had seven assists. Jarrett Allen went for 11 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks and Ed Davis grabbed 10 boards.

Walker scored 32 points for Charlotte and Tony Parker added 21 points and five assists. Cody Zeller finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds and Marvin Williams had 11 points and two blocks.

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What’s next?

Charlotte: vs. Portland, Sunday; vs. Miami, Wednesday; vs. Washington, March 8

Brooklyn: at Miami, Saturday; vs. Dallas, Monday; vs. Cleveland, Wednesday