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Mirza Teletovic is continuing to take advantage of his opportunities, now has eight points in the second half and Nets lead by six.
Huge shot by Mirza there, and the Nets now lead by three.
Nets lose the third quarter by a couple points, but go into the fourth leading 73-65 with a rested Brook Lopez. They have to get this one.
Once again, Livingston in the post works out for the Nets, as he kicks to Teletovic for a 3-pointer. Memphis timeout as Nets lead 71-57.
That's now 3 three-pointers for Blatche, a new career high.
Kidd high-fives Blatche as he runs by after knocking down a third 3-pointer of the game. Nets now lead 68-57.
Mirza checks in for the first time tonight for Anderson.
Blatche came up holding his right foot after falling away form the ball. He injured his left ankle on Wednesday.
Shaun Livingston checks in for Tyshawn after a couple of errant drives.
All the shots are falling for Blatche tonight. He has 14 for the Nets, who lead by eight.
Both Memphis and Brooklyn are exactly 19-for-45 in this one.
Looks like Joe Johnson is going to stay in the game after getting kneed in the thigh.
The halftime entertainment here in Memphis is "The Human Slinky." It's as weird as it sounds.
Garnett tried to break the rim on that tip-dunk, which somehow didn't go down.
Otherwise, without Randolph and Gasol the Grizzlies just can't score.
This game should be pretty simple: if the Nets can contain Mike Conley and not give up offensive rebounds, they're going to win.
Alan Anderson doing a good job on the boards. Has 5, second only to Blatche's 7.
Garnett and Lopez back in for Blatche and Plumlee after the backup bigs gave the Nets great minutes.
Andray Blatche now 2-for-2 from 3-point range. He may not go back in the paint again tonight.
I think Mason Plumlee caught that alley-oop from Little Rock. Guess who threw the pass? That would be Mr. Point guard himself, Dray Blatche.
This is ugly basketball but you have to give credit to the Nets for playing tough D.
Nice hustle play for Toko there.
He didn't make the shot, but nice aggressive move from Livingston there. He should go down in the post more often. Can be very effective.
Very long break for Garnett here, who hasn't been back in since checking out midway through the first.
When that Andray Blatche 3-pointer goes down, you have to think this could be Brooklyn's night.
Nice charge drawn by Toko there, preventing Memphis from getting an open 3-pointer. Joe Johnson checks out for the first time.
Huge first quarter for Joe Johnson, who scores 16 of the Nets' 24 points and gives them a 24-19 lead after one.
Nets running everything through Joe Johnson. He's responding with 16 points in the first quarter.
Joe, who's a very long three-pointer from his home state of Arkansas across the nightly Mississippi, is feeling it. Has 16 points.
Toko Shengelia in here early for Brooklyn in place of Alan Anderson.
Joe Johnson yelled, "Who's he on?" to officials about Ed Davis, drawing that defensive 3 seconds call.
From the Iron Bowl to the Nothing But Iron Bowl
The snail's pace works to Brooklyn's advantage. Neither team can hit a shot.
Nets off to another slow start, trailing 14-10 late in the first. One thing working in their favor: Memphis simply can't score.
Brook Lopez frustrated after checking out. 1-for-7 start for Lopez, who has been way off on almost every shot attempt so far.
Grizzlies fan with the uncreative "Are you Kidding me: 4-12" poster. Or maybe he's a Nets fan.
Joe Johnson off to a nice start tonight for the Nets, knocking down his first two shots. they could really use a big game from him tonight.
Stirring rendition of the National Anthem in Memphis by the Val Kilmer with dreads lookalike.
Finally ready to get started here in Memphis after the longest rendition of the national anthem of all-time.
Unbelievable. Crushing loss for the Crimson Tide. The state of Alabama is going to be a crazy place tonight.
Everyone in the Memphis media room just went berzerk over the end of the Iron Bowl. Unbelievable!
That was awesome. Just awesome.
Oh my god!!!!
With no Z-Bo and no Gasol for Memphis, this has become a game the Nets can easily win. Question is if they can actually take advantage.
Tyshawn said he found out this morning that he'd be getting the start, and as expected, he's on Cloud 9. "I'm pretty excited for myself."
Kidd on Tyshawn: "I think he’s grown. He’s accepted what we’ve asked, in the sense of working on his game."
Zach Randolph (ingrown toenail) isn't playing tonight. Grizzlies will be without both Z-Bo and Marc Gasol.
Word from the media room is that Zach Randolph is out tonight.
Tyshawn said he wants to come out and "change the pace, bring energy." Said he thinks he can attack the rim "with the best of them."
Tyshawn says he's "pretty excited" with the opportunity to start for the first time in his career. Said he found out this morning.
To be clear, Livingston is playing tonight. He just isn't starting.
Kidd says we'll see "a committee" at small forward -- potentially some Tornike Shengelia, some Mirza. Said we could "see anything" tonight.
Lopez came through yesterday fine. Kidd said he looked great. Says "we'll see" on his minutes.
Tyshawn Taylor has earned the starting PG gig. However, pulls a tough matchup vs. Conley. He's a stud on both ends. Tough task for TT.
Kidd says Tyshawn has been playing well, but Nets also want to scale back Livingston's minutes. Says they've asked him to do a lot.
Pierce is out. Tyshawn to start at PG.
Paul Pierce will miss tonight's game, as expected. Tyshawn in place of Livingston, Anderson for Pierce.