If the Nets win it would end a two-game losing streak to Washington, and be the second consecutive home-victory against the Wizards, which dates back to 4/6/12. It’d also make them 21-3 against teams with a sub .500 record, and also a 27-12 record against the Eastern Conference this season.
Brooklyn came out with a 99-78 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. Helping to lead the Nets offensively was Deron Williams who scored 20 points, while also dishing out a team-high eight assists.
One of the biggest keys in that game was the fact that Brooklyn was able to hold Charlotte to nine points in the third quarter, which was an opponent’s season-low for any quarter this season and three shy of the franchise opponent mark for the third quarter.
Season Series vs. The Wizards:
The Nets hold an 80-85 overall season series record over the Wizards. The Nets last win at home was a 110-98 decision that took place on 4/6/12.
Brooklyn and Washington are notched at one for this year’s series, as Brooklyn was able to record a 115-113 double overtime victory on the road. It was the second consecutive victory for the Nets, which matched the longest road winning streak.
Mr. Clutch Joe Johnson came up big in that game, hitting a stepback jumper for the victory.
Since the All-Star Break Deron Williams has improved in almost every statistical category. Williams has now scored 20-plus points in four of the last five games and 19 times overall this season.
The Nets and Wizards game is set to air on the YES Network, with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.