NEW YORK (AP) - Nets center Brook Lopez is sitting out a second straight game Monday against Philadelphia because of a sprained left ankle.
Coach Jason Kidd said Lopez didn't move as well as he would have liked Monday morning, and he and the training staff decided it wasn't worth the risk to play him.
Lopez missed seven games earlier this season with a sprained left ankle and was hurt again Thursday in a victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Mirza Teletovic got his first career start, with Kevin Garnett moving to the center spot.
Philadelphia guard Michael Carter-Williams missed his seventh straight game with a skin infection, and coach Brett Brown said the hope is for the rookie to return this week.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Jazz vs. Kings Prediction Will the Kings cover the spread tonight when they host the visiting Jazz at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Clippers Prediction Are the Wizards a good underdog play for bettors tonight against the Clippers at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Spurs Prediction Will the Warriors upset the Spurs tonight when the two teams clash in San Antonio at 9:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Mavericks vs. Pelicans Prediction Will tonight's Mavericks and Pelicans matchup be a defensive struggle at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Pacers vs. Grizzlies Prediction Is the under a good bet tonight when the Grizzlies host the Pacers at 8:00PM ET?

NBA Team Pages