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Montrezl Harrell and the Los Angeles Lakers will face the new-look Brooklyn Nets for the first time this season on Thursday. The 27-year-old forward was asked about his thoughts for the upcoming game against one of the most gifted offensive teams in the NBA. It turns he doesn’t view this game any different than others.

“Honestly, brother, I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t really care,” Harrell said after the Lakers’ win over the Timberwolves. “We’re going to every game with the game plan on offense, defense what we want to do in order to win that game. It’s going to be the same thing we’re going to have to do.

“We play on Thursday. It’s nothing no different. We’re not circling that game. We’re not putting any extra emphasis on that game. It’s just like any other game. We’re taking one game at a time. We’re still learning and still growing and still bidding with one another. We’re going to have to do it to a higher extent with losing one of our big pieces.”

The Lakers will enter the game as the second best team in the Western Conference with 22 wins and seven losses, having won eight out of their last nine games. Brooklyn is currently second in the East with 18 wins and 12 losses and is on a four-game winning streak.