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Nets vs. Bucks 2/20/13

Here are some notes for those fans that are going to enjoy the Brooklyn Nets (32-22) play the Milwaukee Bucks (26-26) in NBA action.

If the Nets win it would be the second consecutive victory in as many nights against Milwaukee. It’d also be the fourth-consecutive win overall (all against playoff opponents), dating back to 2/11 at Indiana and the second straight win on the road. A victory would also push the road record above .500 for the season (13-12).

Last time out for Brooklyn:

Joe Johnson continued his clutch shooting in helping to lead the Nets to a 113-111 victory in overtime against the Bucks. The win snapped a 13-game losing streak for Brooklyn against Milwaukee that dated back to 2009.

King Clutch

Thus far in games where the Nets are tied or trailing by three points or fewer with less than a minute remaining, Joe Johnson is 9-for-10 from the field for 20 points and a plus/minus of 18 in 13 minutes (10 games). Johnson’s nine made field goals in such situations leads the league (LaMarcus Aldridge is second with six).

Nets Notes:

Over the last two games (wins over playoff-positioned Milwaukee and Denver), Joe Johnson has averaged 25.0 points on 54.1% shooting including going 8-for-14 (57.1%) from beyond the arc. Johnson is also averaging 7.0 assists in that time.

C.J. Watson who has been starting in the place on an injured Deron Williams, has been averaging 18.0 points on 13-for-21 shooting (61.9%) and is 6-for-10 from three-point range.

Nets Milestones to watch for:

Andray Blatche is two blocks away from 400 career rejections

Kris Humphries is 15 rebounds away from 3,000 total boards, he is also four offensive rebounds away from 1,000 and 11 defensive boards from 2,000

C.J. Watson is 32 field goals made away from 1,000 field goals made and 106 assists from 1,000

The Nets and Bucks are slated to air on the YES Network, with tip-off slated for 8:00 p.m.

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