12-4 Wizards (12-10) at Nets (10-15)
TV: NBC Sports Washington+
Last game for Washington: 113-112 loss at LA Clippers
- Otto Porter Jr.-27 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists
- Bradley Beal-25 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists
- Mike Scott-22 points, 8 rebounds
Last game for Brooklyn: 101-89 vs Miami at Mexico City
- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson-18 points, 8 rebounds
- Spencer Dinwiddie-15 points, 9 assists
- Isaiah Whitehead-13 points, 5 rebounds
Wizards preview-Washington is coming off a tough loss on Saturday, in which not only the gave up the game winning 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left, but then after two clock issues, the Wizards couldn’t score the game winning shot. In the five games this month, Beal, who is the driving force of this team, especially with John Wall still sidelined, is averaging 26 points a game, and could put up big numbers against a Nets team, that currently ranks 28th in the league, in which they allow 111 points a game. Wall, will practice today in Brooklyn, but is still out for tonight’s game.
Nets preview-Brooklyn will have two players tonight making their debut. Guard Nik Stauskas and center Jahlil Okafor, who were both acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers over the weekend, should provide some help off the bench for the Nets. The team will appreciate both of these guys helping out, especially with the team’s leading scorer, guard D’Angelo Russell, out indefinitely after having arthoscopic surgery on his left knee. Before the injury, Russell was averaging nearly 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists per game. Since Russell has been sidelined, Brooklyn has been sparked by shooting forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who in the four games he has started is averaging 15 points and nearly 7 rebounds a game, and in those four games he has started, Jefferson’s point production has gone up in each game (9, 16, 17, 18).