Brooklyn Nets (0-0)
Brook Lopez, C
Kevin Garnett, F
Paul Pierce, F
Joe Johnson, G
Deron Williams, G
Cleveland Cavaliers (0-0)
Anderson Varejao, C
Earl Clark, F
Tristan Thompson, F
Dion Waiters, G
Kyrie Irving, G
TIME/TV: 7:00 p.m., YES Network, NBA TV
WE’RE GOING STREAKING: The Nets have won their last three opening games and have won four in a row against the Cavaliers. The Nets actually snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Cavs in November 2010 and have won 10 of 12 against them since.
SIX FOR THE BOOKS: Kevin Garnett, who currently has 25,274 points, needs just six more to move past Reggie Miller into 14th place on the all-time scoring list.
SEVEN FOR THE BOOKS: Brook Lopez, who currently has 2,392 rebounds in his career, needs just seven more to move past Keith Van Horn into eighth place on the Nets’ all-time list.
D-WILL IS BACK: Deron Williams missed most of the preseason, but started in the final game against the Heat where he shot 4-of-5 from the field and 3-of-3 from three.
MISSING KIDD: Jason Kidd is out tonight and everyone expected Lawrence Frank to take his place, but the Nets had Joe Prunty speaking with reporters prior to the game.