The Brooklyn Nets are in first place in the Eastern Conference https://www.brooklynfanstoreonline.com/Landry_Shamet_Flag-127 , after beating the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. The first place Brooklyn Nets: has a nice ring to it. Enjoy it, Nets fans, but it doesn get easier from there. They turn around on Thursday night to take on a pretty good Charlotte Hornets team, and do so without James Harden, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant. Yikes. Have no fear, LaMarcus Aldridge is here! Hel make his debut tonight for the Nets, a much-needed body to try and keep pace with a quick-tempo Hornets team. And here a shock: He starting. And what about after the game, Tom Well, glad you asked:Wel be talking Nets hoops LIVE tonight at 10:15pm EST after Nets-Hornets on joinClubhouse. Join us! WHEN: 7:30 PM ESTWHERE: TNT (national) Jeff Green Flag , YES (local), WFAN (radio)Game Preview. Charlotte can get loose with the ball. They have the third highest turnover rate in the NBA this year this season and that could prove to be troublesome against an offense like the Nets. Fortunately for the Hornets, Brooklyn doesn force many turnovers on defense so theyl be able to get their fair share amount of good looks Andre Roberson Hoodie . Terry Rozier has stepped up in Ball absence and his ability to heat up and score in bunches will be essential in a matchup like this. Tyler Johnson will get a lot of minutes tonight, and the Nets are going to need him to knock down the open threes that come his way. Depending on how the game shakes out, might even see Chris Chiozza get some run too. For more on the Hornets, check out At the Hive.