Game 19: Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks

The Nets and Knicks, who split last  year's season series 2-2, will go head-to-head for the first time this season on Thursday. AP Photo.

The Nets and Knicks, who split last year’s season series 2-2, will go head-to-head for the first time this season on Thursday. AP Photo.

Brooklyn Nets (5-13)
Alan Anderson, F
Kevin Garnett, F
Brook Lopez, C
Joe Johnson, G
Tyshawn Taylor, G

New York Knicks (3-13)
Carmelo Anthony, F
Kenyon Martin, F
Andrea Bargnani, C
Raymond Felton, G
Iman Shumpert, G

Time/TV/Radio: 7:00 p.m., TNT, WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM

INJURIES: Andrei Kirilenko (back), Deron Williams (ankle), Jason Terry (knee), and Paul Pierce (hand) are all out for the Nets. J.R. Smith is listed as probable, but is expected to play so only Tyson Chandler (leg) will sit out this one.

HOME AT LAST: This is the first time the Nets will play back-to-back games at home. Not only that, but this is the second game in a stretch where they will play nine out of the next 12 games at the Barclays Center.

AA BATTERIES: Alan Anderson has been forced into a starting role with so many injuries and this may be a big game for him as he scored a career-high 35 points against the Knicks last March 22, 2013.

MIRZA STEPPING UP: Mirza Teletovic has been getting regular playing time in the last six games as he has averaged 19.7 minutes per game. He’s made the most of it too with 8.7 points per game with a 42.1 shooting percentage including a 48 percent mark from behind the arc.

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