Extra Pass: Nets face tough task vs. Blazers

Published November 17, 2022, 3:00 PMJC Ansis

The Brooklyn Nets hope to end their two-game skid when they visit the West's best team, the Blazers.

What's up with the Nets?

It's been an up-and-down (well, mostly down) ride for the Brooklyn Nets this season. After starting the season 1-5, the Nets went 5-2 in their next seven games.

But Brooklyn is heading into the matchup with the Blazers with a two-game losing streak. Despite getting big numbers from Kevin Durant, the Nets surprisingly lost to the Lakers and Sacramento.

It'd be nice to bounce back with a win but the Blazers are a tough team to beat considering they're No. 1 in the Western Conference. And it'll be up to Durant again to carry the load as Kyrie Irving is expected to miss his eighth straight game.

What's up with the Blazers?

Heading into this season, the Blazers weren't expected to be where they are now. And as I said, they are the best team in the West right now with a 10-4 record. Heading into the Nets game, they are winners of four of their last five games.

Damian Lillard continues to be the Blazers' top scorer with averages of 27.9 points, along with 4.7 rebounds, and 6.6 assists. But Jerami Grant has been the one leading their attack in their previous three games with a 31-point average.

Where to watch

You can catch the Blazers-Nets game live tomorrow at 11:00 AM on One Sports.