Pregame Primer: Nets (26-17) at Houston Rockets (23-22), 8 P.M

Tonight at 8 p.m., the Nets conclude their four-game road trip in Houston against Jeremy Line, James Harden and the Rockets.

The Nets suffered a 24-point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night and will look for a bounce-back effort tonight.

The Rockets have won 11 straight games against the Nets and will try to make it No. 12 this evening.



Rockets Were Soaring

Houston had won 10-of-12 games before a recent seven-game losing streak. The team won its last two out of three, so maybe that streak is behind them.

In Friday’s win over the Hornets, the Rockets drilled 11-of-21 three-pointers. The Nets must be sure to guard against Lin, Harden and company from beyond the arc.

A Return to Linsanity?

Certainly the hype around Jeremy Lin has died down since he’s no longer in New York.

He’s averaged 12.o points and 6.0 assists per game this season. But in two meetings against the Nets last year, he totaled 46 points and 16 assists.

Deron Williams Expected To Play

Deron Williams left Friday night’s loss in the third quarter with a quad contusion.

He always seems to get banged up, but like his previous injuries, he’s expected to play through the pain and start tonight’s game.

P.J. Carlesimo said that D-Will was fine to return had the outcome been any different.

Lucky No. 11

If the Nets win tonight’s game, they would first snap an 11-game losing streak to the Rockets.

The win would also tie the franchise record with 11 wins in the month of January.

It would also mark the first time in franchise history that the team won 11 games in a month in two separate months. The team was 11-4 for in November this season.

In order to win, the Nets will need a big game from their own No. 11, Brook Lopez. It’s a shame he’s not an All-Star.

The action tips off at 8 p.m. and can be seen on the YES Network.