The New Jersey Nets will welcome Devin Harris and Derrick Favors back to the Prudential Center for the first time since they were traded last year when the Utah Jazz visit on Monday night.
Harris and Favors -- unlike the Nets -- are in the middle of the playoff run and will be looking for a much needed victory in New Jersey after a 139-133 setback to the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night. If losing wasn't bad enough, it took them four overtimes, which forced their starters to play a total of 265 minutes and 37 seconds.
The Nets should be able to take advantage of the tired legs thanks to a day off after an easy 102-89 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats Sunday. All five New Jersey starters scored in double figures, led by Kris Humphries, who scored 20 points to go along with 16 rebounds.
Humphries will face a stout Utah front line, headlined by Al Jefferson (9.4 rebounds per game) and Paul Millsap (8.9). The forwards combined for 30 boards against the Hawks.
Utah downed New Jersey, 107-94, when the teams met on Jan. 14.
You can watch the game locally on YES or listen on WFAN 660 with tip scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
After another day off, the Nets will take on the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night at The Rock.