The 2022-23 NBA season has gotten exciting recently as the teams have started to pick up the pace. Tonight, the Brooklyn Nets will play against the Sacramento Kings in the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. The Nets are coming off a loss against the Los Angeles Lakers, who won the game 116-103. It was a game that the Nets would have wanted to win, but they have been dealing with Kyrie Irving‘s absence for the last 5 games.
On the other hand, the Sacramento Kings have been on a good run recently. They beat the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors in their last game. It ended 122-115 for the Kings. It was a good game for the whole team collectively. Keegan Murray made 21 points, Domantas Sabonis made 26, and De’Aaron Fox put up 22 on the board. Domantas was also on fire in the rebounding department with 22 made on the night.
The Brooklyn Nets might face the Sacramento Kings without Seth Curry and Ben Simmons tonight
It is no secret that the Nets have had their fair share of problems with injuries. Their players have had plenty of injuries in recent years and this has been one of the reasons why the Nets have not been able to have a good season. It is no different this time around. The Nets have 6 players on their report tonight.
Brooklyn Nets injury report
- Kyrie Irving (suspended)
- Seth Curry (doubtful)
- Ben Simmons (doubtful)
- Nic Claxton (doubtful)
- Yuta Watanabe (doubtful)
- T.J. Warren (out)
Brooklyn Nets expected roster
- Kevin Durant
- Joe Harris
- Royce O’Neale
- Nic Claxton
- Edmond Summer
Nets say Nic Claxton (left eye contusion) and Seth Curry (left ankle – injury management) are PROBABLE against Kings.
Ben Simmons (left knee soreness) and Watanabe (lower back contusion) are QUESTIONABLE.
OUT: Irving (team suspension), TJ Warren (left foot), Williams (G League)
— Chris Milholen (@CMilholenSB) November 15, 2022
According to reports, Curry and Claxton are probable for the game tonight. However, it seems like Simmons and Watanabe are questionable.
Sacramento Kings injury report
- no injuries listed
Sacramento Kings expected roster
- Keegan Murray
- Harrison Barnes
- Domantas Sabonis
- De’Aaron Fox
- Kevin Huerter
Once again, the Sacramento Kings have no reported injuries to their players. It looks like they will have their entire roster at full strength for the game tonight.
Can the Kings take advantage of the Nets’ injury woes?
The Kings have a record of 6-6 in the 2022-23 NBA season so far. In the last 3 games, they have faced the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Golden State Warriors. To be honest, the star-studded lineups on opposite sides have led us to believe that the Kings were the underdogs. The Kings have managed to win against all of these three teams and currently on a winning streak of 3 games.The Nets do not have their entire roster at their disposal like the Kings. In addition to that, Kyrie Irving remains suspended and it seems like Kevin Durant is the only game-changer in that locker room, apart from Seth Curry. Speaking of Curry, he is probable for the game tonight but there is still a chance he misses the Kings game due to his left ankle injury.
If we look at the recent form and the team available tonight, the Sacramento Kings surely look like the favorites. However, if Seth plays tonight, the Nets have a higher chance, since he might be able to pull it back for the franchise in the 4th quarter once again as he did against the LA Clippers.