Washington plays Brooklyn, aims for 4th straight victory

Tue, Mar 26, 2024
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Washington plays Brooklyn, aims for 4th straight victory

Brooklyn Nets (27-45, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (14-58, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Washington seeks to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Wizards take on Brooklyn.

The Wizards are 10-35 in conference play. Washington has a 6-33 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Nets have gone 19-25 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.2% from 3-point range.

The Wizards' 12.2 made 3-pointers per game this season are only 0.7 fewer made shots on average than the 12.9 per game the Nets allow. The Nets' 45.7% shooting percentage from the field this season is 4.1 percentage points lower than the Wizards have allowed to their opponents (49.8%).

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. In the last meeting on Dec. 30 the Wizards won 110-104 led by 26 points from Kyle Kuzma, while Mikal Bridges scored 19 points for the Nets.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyus Jones is scoring 12.0 points per game and averaging 2.7 rebounds for the Wizards. Jordan Poole is averaging 16.8 points and 2.9 rebounds over the last 10 games.

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Bridges is averaging 20.4 points and 3.7 assists for the Nets. Dennis Schroder is averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 5-5, averaging 108.2 points, 42.2 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 7.5 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.2 points per game.

Nets: 2-8, averaging 104.0 points, 41.6 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 7.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.8 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Isaiah Livers: out for season (hip), Kyle Kuzma: day to day (shoulder), Eugene Omoruyi: day to day (ankle), Tyus Jones: day to day (back), Landry Shamet: day to day (calf), Bilal Coulibaly: out for season (wrist).

Nets: Cameron Johnson: day to day (toe), Dariq Whitehead: out for season (shin), Dennis Smith Jr.: day to day (hip), Ben Simmons: out for season (back), Keita Bates-Diop: day to day (shin).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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