Brooklyn has won two in a row, hoping to catch the eighth-place Boston Celtics (32-40) for a playoff berth. The Nets simply can't afford to let the Lakers get just their ninth road win of the season.
Center Brook Lopez is the Nets' leading scorer at 16.4 points a game, while shooting 50.4% from the field, along with 7.0 rebounds nightly.
With Young questionable Sunday, Brooklyn will likely start Plumlee with Lopez.
Brooklyn also recently added former Lakers forward Earl Clark, who scored seven points in 11 minutes in his debut.
The Lakers are heavily reliant on guards Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson for scoring. When Wayne Ellington gets hot, his shooting can keep his team in games.
Sunday is a must-win for the Nets, just as it's a must-lose for the Lakers who are "fighting" for position in the 2015 NBA draft.
Both teams should be able to get it done.