Jan 31, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis (11) passes around Sacramento Kings shooting guard Marcus Thornton (23) during the game at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Thornton's Nets Debut in doubt


The Brooklyn Nets may not be able to show off their new piece Saturday as travel to face the Golden State Warriors.

Marcus Thornton is suffering from a case of food poisoning, leaving him a game time decision.

The Nets (25-27) hope that Thornton can go as they try to keep their playoff push going.

The Nets are hoping that Thornton can find his old scoring ways and provide a scoring punch off the bench behind starters Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce.

If Thornton can’t go Saturday, the Nets play the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday to conclude their road back-to-back.

Thornton has averaged just 8.3 points in 24.4 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.

The Nets acquired the reserve guard from the Kings prior to the trade deadline.

The Nets sent underwhelming reserves Jason Terry and Reggie Evans to the Kings in the trade.

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