Brooks a game-time decision

The Brooklyn Nets announced that reserve shooting guard MarShon Brooks sprained his left ankle during the team's morning shootaround and will be a game-time decision for Friday night's game against the Orlando Magic.

Nets coach Avery Johnson told reporters in Orlando that reserve small forward Josh Childress will make his season debut on Friday night.

Childress (ankle) has missed the first three games of the 2012-13 campaign. Starting small forward Gerald Wallace (ankle) and rookie Tornike Shengelia will be inactive, Johnson said.

• Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson has gotten off to a slow start. In the first three games of the season, he’s shot just 37.8 percent from the floor.

“I’ve been OK,” Joe Johnson said Thursday, according to Newsday. “It’s going to come for me. It just takes time. I just need to get acclimated with everybody, and I think things will come. Right now it's early. We’ve only played three games.”

• Without Wallace in the lineup, the Nets have given up an average of 105 points in their last two games.