Despite what you may have heard, the PIttsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers aren't the only two teams in the sports world playing on Sunday. Before the Super Bowl kicks off in Texas, the New Jersey Nets will attempt to end their two-game losing streak when the Indiana Pacers visit the Prudential Center.
The Nets are happy to return to Newark after dropping their 12th straight on the road Friday night to the Detroit Pistons. Anthony Morrow returned to the starting lineup for New Jersey and led the team with 22 points. Brook Lopez added 16 but was the only other player to score in double figures.
After firing head coach Jim O'Brien, the Pacers have gone 3-0 including 100-87 victory over the Portland Trailblazers on Friday. Center Roy Hibbert has averaged over 17 points per game since O'Brien was given the boot in favor of Frank Vogel.
New Jersey will once again be without backup point guard Jordan Farmar, out for the sixth straight game due to a back injury.
The last time these two teams met on January 28, the Pacers beat the Nets by 32, easily their worst loss of the season.
Indiana has won five in a row over New Jersey and eight of nine.
After their Super Bowl Sunday-tilt, the Nets will be off until Wednesday night when they welcome the New Orleans Hornets to Newark.