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Nets vs. Hornets 3/12/13

Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the Brooklyn Nets (37-27) who are playing host to the New Orleans Hornets (22-42) in NBA action tonight at the Barclays Center.

If the Nets win it would be the second consecutive victory against the Hornets, and give Brooklyn their first season sweep of New Orleans since the 2004-05 season. A victory would also give Brooklyn a 22-13 record at the Barclays.

All-time Against the Hornets:

Brooklyn holds a 36-40 overall record against the Hornets, with the biggest victory at home coming on 2/9/11, which was a 103-101 overtime thriller.

Brooklyn a Team on the Rise:

The Nets have improved in a wide range of categories since Interim Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo took over the reigns. Thus far the team holds a 23-13 record, while picking up victories over some quality teams.

Over the last 12 games the Nets have been shooting 41.5% from the three-point range, making 9.6 triples-per-game.

History in the Making:

In the Nets 106-97 loss to Philadelphia on Monday, history was made as Deron Williams recorded his 10,000th career point, becoming the sixth fastest player in NBA history (567) to reach the mark.Williams is currently 5th on the Nets franchise list of three-pointers made in a season while Joe Johnson (122) is 11th.

Williams is on pace for 167 three-pointers, which would break the franchise mark set by Kerry Kittles (158) in the 1996-97 season. Fans should keep an eye on Williams tonight who is two steals away from 600.

The Nets and Hornets game is set to air on the YES Network, with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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