NETS GAMENIGHT: #Nets (2-2) @ #Wizards (1-3)

Updated: November 8, 2013


Brooklyn Nets (2-2) @ Washington Wizards (1-3)

Verizon Center 7:30

TV: YES – RADIO: CBS 880[/box]

[quote_simple]NETS STARTERS

The starting lineup will be Deron Williams playing alongside Joe Johnson in the backcourt with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and the man in the middle Brook Lopez up front.

Brooklyn had a season-high six players score in double figures in their win against the Jazz on Tuesday led by Lopez’s 27 points.

Williams is averaging 24.8 points and 7.8 assists in six total matchups against the lightning quick Wall.

We all know about the nine 3-pointers he hit against the Wizards last season so his confidence has to be sky high for this matchup.

[box]”That’s what we’re trying to develop in this early part in the season, to put good games back-to-back-to-back,” Pierce said.

“But it’s with a mentality. We can’t rest on our laurels like we did [after] the Miami [in] and expect teams [like Orlando] to lay down for us. We have to really take it to teams every night. [/box]

[box]Game Notes:

The Nets are one of two teams in the NBA to have eight players averaging at least 20 minutes per game (Los Angeles Lakers).

Brooklyn also has a ninth player averaging 17.8 minutes per game (Jason Terry).

Brooklyn’s Friday/Saturday back-to-back games against the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers mark the Nets’ first back- to-back games of the 2013-14 season


[quote_simple]WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Road weary

The Nets are looking to avoid their first 0-3 road start since 2009-10 with a win in Washington.

Brooklyn has not played well on the road to date and have been dominated in the paint in those two road losses to inferior teams.

[box]”I think as a team that’s what we talked about yesterday. When we looked, you know we were kind of a jumping shooting team (in Orlando),” Kidd said. “Yesterday’s practice was, the only way you could score was by getting the ball in the paint and the drills and the things that we did. The focus carried over to tonight.”


The Wiards starting lineup will be John Wall and Bradley Beal in the backcourt with Trevor Ariza, Nene and Marcin Gortat playing in the frontcourt.

The Wizards have lost five of the past seven meetings against Brooklyn and three in a row.

Wall had a career-high five 3-pointers made as Washington hit a franchise record 18 3-pointers on 33 shots in their win over the Sixers on Wednesday.

[box]”It’s something I worked on this summer,” Wall said of his 3-point shooting on Wednesday. “I have to be confident and knock them down. Tonight they went in.”





Paul Pierce – gametime decision (illness)


Otto Porter – OUT – (right hip flexor)

Chris Singleton – OUT (jones fracture left foot)


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