NETS GAMENIGHT: #Wizards (10-13) @ #Nets (9-15)

Updated: December 18, 2013

Washington Wizards (10-13) @ Brooklyn Nets (9-15)

Barclays Center 7:30


[quote_simple]NETS STARTERS
The starting lineup will be Deron Williams playing alongside Joe Johnson in the backcourt with Alan Anderson,  Mirza teletovic up front and the man in the middle Kevin Garnett.

The Nets scored a season-high in points in their 130-94 rout of the 76ers on Monday night and now look to make it two in a row with the Washington Wizards coming into Brooklyn tonight.

Fresh off the Joe Johnson scorching-hot game, where he dropped 10 3-pointers and 29 of his 37 points in the third quarter, they will hopefully get their big man back to be able to contend with the Wizards frontcourt.

Lopez playing tonight will be big for the Nets frontcourt.  The Wizards gave Brooklyn problems in their last meeting up front with 35 points and 20 rebounds between the two of them.

[box]Injury News: Lopez still questionable (ankle) vs Wizards.

Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) and Jason Terry (knee) will be out again.[/box]


The Wizards 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 four of five games and are coming off a 102-101 win Monday night against the Knicks.

Washington hit on 11-of-18 threes against the Knicks and shot a season-high 54 percent from the field in the win.

Beal is back from his injury and led the Wizards with 29 points.

[quote_simple][box]Game Notes:

The Nets lost to Washington on Nov 8th in DC 112-108 in OT

Nets are looking for their fourth straight victory at Barclays Center.

The Nets have set a new season-high for FG % in two of their last three home games (55.7 vs. BOS and 60.3% vs. PHI).



Make a statement

The Nets go into tonight’s game having won three in a row at home and look to make a statement with another win over the young and hungry Wizards.

The Wizards are flying high off their last second win against a pathetic Knicks team in the final moments Monday.

It would be be nice for the Nets to follow up their offensive explosion against the 76ers with another good win against an eastern conference opponent and inch closer to .500





Brook Lopez – questionable (ankle)

Andrei Kirilenko – OUT (back spasms)

Jason Terry – OUT (bruised left knee)

Al Harrington – OUT (right knee surgery)

Nene’  – questionable (right foot tendinitis)


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