Regular Season Game 76
Wizards (39-36) at Nets (35-40)
Continental Airlines Arena
These next two games loom incredibly large for the Wizards, as they have a home-and-home with the Nets starting with tonight's game.
There is still an outside chance that New Jersey can catch the Wizards for the sixth seed. They sit four games back with seven to play, but if New Jersey wins both of these games, suddenly the Wizards probably need to beat Chicago, Orlando, or Indiana in order to hold off the Nets. It's still an unlikely scenario, but you never know.
New Jersey has had the Wizards' number this year, winning both games in the series. We probably all remember the infamous Vince Carter shot to force overtime back in November, which probably wouldn't have happened without the new synthetic ball. In the last game, without Caron Butler, the Wizards were never really in the contest.
Expect to see a lot of the young reserves tonight, as Ivan Carter says in today's blog.
Your lines for tonight:
Wizards at Nets: Nets by 9.
Over/Under on Thomas/Daniels' assists/rebounds per 40 (this is a change): 18.5.
This is an open game thread, so debate who sucks more. Jason Collins or Michael Ruffin.