UNDATED (AP) - The Knicks and Nets are squaring off once again this evening in Brooklyn. The two clubs met on Nov. 26 with the Nets prevailing in overtime 96-89. On the year the Knicks have won 15 of 20 games, while the Nets are 11-8. Brooklyn comes in riding a four-game losing streak.

The Lakers are in Cleveland tonight for a game with the Cavaliers. The game marks the start of a four-game road trip for the Lakers as well as the return of Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving. He's been out of action for 11 games with a fractured finger. Each team is looking to snap a losing streak as the Cavs have dropped five in a row and the Lakers two straight.

The 10-11 Denver Nuggets are in the midst of five-game road swing and that's not good news for the Mile High City. The Nuggets have lost five of their last six road games and tonight they are facing the Pistons in the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Hapless Washington, with its 2-15 record, is in New Orleans for a game with the Hornets.  New Orleans isn't doing much better than Washington as the Hornets' record is 5-14. The Wizards, who have not won on the road this season, are still waiting for the return of guard John Wall. The No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft is still unable to practice with a stress injury of his left knee. The Hornets are looking forward to the return of Anthony Davis, this year's top overall pick. He has been out with a stress reaction in his left ankle.

In the final game of the night, the Bulls are home to the L.A. Clippers. Chicago has won three straight while L.A. has won six in a row.

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