The New Jersey Nets (5-11) will look to rebound from Saturday night's embarrassing loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in which they only managed 86 points. They'll have to do it against a tough Portland Trailblazers team that is kicking off a 4-game road trip at the Prudential Center.
So far this season the Trailblazers are 4-1 against the Eastern Conference and 4-4 on the road, but have lost back-to-back games and four of their previous six overall.
Portland's last game Friday night was a 97-78 loss to the New Orleans Hornets where they struggled on offense about as much as the Nets did in Philly. The Blazers were led by Brandon Roy's 27 points in his first game back from knee trouble. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge added 14 but that's where the scoring ended for Portland.
The Nets got solid games statistically from their captains Brook Lopez and Devin Harris in Saturday's loss to the Sixers with 25 and 19 points, respectively. Lopez, however, didn't shoot a free throw after the first quarter and only scored eight points after halftime.
New Jersey has dropped their last six and 11 of 14 against Portland.