Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE
The 76ers make their first trip to Brooklyn on Friday night for a preseason game against the Nets.
The Philadelphia 76ers continue the 2012 preseason on Friday night with their first trip to the new Barclays Center for a game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Sixers wiped out the up-and-coming Cavaliers on Wednesday, as new guards Maalik Wayns and Nick Young each poured in 19 points off the bench. Wayns was an undrafted free agent after starring at nearby Villanova in college. There's potential for him to play his way onto the roster, but he'll need to continue to impress Doug Collins on Friday in Brooklyn.
The Nets are still working through the kinks with their overhauled roster in their first season in Brooklyn. They should be dramatically improved and compete right with the Sixers in the Atlantic Division. They were blown out on Thursday night by the Celtics, and with the back-to-back games, there's a possibility that Avery Johnson holds back his best players. He did not play any of his top seven earlier in the week, and with both Joe Johnson and Deron Williams playing over 30 minutes on Thursday night, he may opt to sit them down against the Sixers.
The game will be available on national television with NBATV carrying the broadcast. Tip is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET in Brooklyn.