Game time: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Florida
The Brooklyn Nets are playing well, but they'll have to keep that up without Brook Lopez for at least the next two games.
One of those contests includes a visit to the reigning NBA champion.
Before that, the Nets look to overcome Lopez's absence and conclude November with a third victory over the sputtering Orlando Magic, and match their longest winning streak of the season.
Brooklyn (10-4) has won nine of 11 and is tied with New York for first in the Atlantic Division, but the Nets will try to continue that impressive start to 2012-13 without Lopez, the team leader with 18.5 points per game.
The center has a mild sprain of his right foot that will force him to miss the next two games, and he'll be considered day-to-day after that.
This isn't anything new for the Nets -- Lopez was limited to five games last season due to a broken foot and another ankle injury. However, this time they feel they're deep enough to cover for Lo...