Nets point guard Deron Williams (sore ribs) and power forward Kris Humphries (sprained left shoulder) are probable for Friday night’s game in Toronto, according to the team. Both players practiced on Thursday, and later told reporters that they expect to play.
Williams missed Wednesday night’s 89-70 loss in Boston. The 27-year-old was injured in the second quarter of Monday night’s 108-94 loss to Indiana. He is averaging 17.3 points, six assists and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Nets (1-6), who have lost six straight.
Humphries has missed the team’s last two games. He received a cortisone shot in his left shoulder to ease the pain. The 26-year-old is averaging 12.4 points and 10 rebounds per game.
Small forward Damion James (sore right foot) is doubtful, while rookie shooting guard MarShon Brooks (sprained left ankle) is questionable, according to the team.
Both James and Brooks were injured late in the first half of the Celtics game.
The 22-year-old Brooks underwent an MRI, which was negative. He led the Nets with 17 points on Wednesday.
• Coach Avery Johnson told reporters that center Brook Lopez (broken foot) will attend Saturday's game at Prudential Center against Miami. He did not have an update on Lopez's progress. The 23-year-old underwent surgery on Dec. 23.
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