The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a bounce back win against the Atlanta Hawks, 110-105. Tonight, they will look to continue their success they’ve had against the Washington Wizards this season. The Nets are also looking to string together multiple road wins on the second night of a back to back.
The Brooklyn Nets have won both of their contests against the Washington Wizards so far this season. Their last was a 35-point drubbing at the Barclays Center. Washington is coming off a win in Orlando, and their superstar point guard John Wall has posted 30+ points in back to back games.
Brooklyn will look to improve its 2-6 record this season on the second night of back-to-backs. Last night, Spencer Dinwiddie took over and was a rebound shy of a triple double, posting 20 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds. He has been on fire his last five games, averaging nearly 20 points and over 6 assists.
The Nets also shot a solid 46 percent from the floor, after struggling to break the 40 mark over their last few games.
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Jahlil Okafor also added a season-high 17 points in the win. Look for him to have a larger role in this game, as he seems to be finding his offensive game. Washington will counter with Marcin Gortat, who is more of a defensive big at this point in his career.
Brooklyn will need to contain the Wizards perimeter shooters which include Bradley Beal and Otto Porter. Both are having outstanding seasons thus far. Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert will have to be up to the task defensively for Kenny Atkinson’s squad.
This game could come down to free throw shooting, where the Nets have struggled all season.
Prediction: The Nets have been playing a lot of close games recently. And this one will be no different. Dinwiddie and LeVert will be able to keep pace with the Wizards’ guards. But ultimately, Washington will avenge their previous losses to the Nets, and prevail 100-98.