The Wizards (13-14) are coming off a three-game win streak which included wins over the Hornets, Kings, and Grizzlies over the past week. On Saturday, they embark on a quick weekend road trip to New York City where they will face the Brooklyn Nets (8-21). Here's a quick preview.
Where and When
The game's on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Barclays Center at 4 p.m. ET.
TV and Radio
In the D.C. area, you can watch the game on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. WNEW 99.1 FM will have radio coverage. If you live in the New York City area, you can watch it on YES. Radio coverage is on WFAN 101.9 FM and 660 AM.
If you live anywhere else, the game's on NBA League Pass video and audio.
Here's the Wizards' list of injured players:
|Bradley Beal||G||Right Fibula|
There are no changes from last game, and I'm doubtful that Porter will play in light of Kelly Oubre's improvement AND the fact that the Nets are truly struggling this season.
The Nets' injured player list is much shorter on the other hand:
Where can I read more Nets coverage and how are things going with them?
NetsDaily is our one-stop shop for all things Nets. As for how things are going on in Brooklyn, the Nets' season is pretty much in the crapper given their 8-21 record. Here's a piece from them regarding which players are "keepers" assuming that Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young, Hollis-Jefferson, and Bojan Bogdanovic aren't on the trading block.
Speaking about Young, he's been having a solid season where he has averaged 16 points and 9.2 rebounds this season. Check out this piece by Anthony Puccio to read more.
What's at stake for the Wizards?
If the Wizards win on Saturday -- which they should even with their long list of injured players -- they will get back to .500. That also gives them a fourth straight win and keeps them in the Eastern Conference pack.
Projected Wizards Killer of the Day: Jarrett Jack
Jack averaged 12 points per game on 43.9 percent shooting during the 2014-15 season. However in four games against Washington, he averaged 18.3 points a game on 55.6 percent shooting. Those are clear Wizards Killer type stats to me.
Another factoid you may (or may not) know about Jack: He's from the D.C. area, where he was born in Fort Washington, Maryland. He also played for DeMatha and St. Vincent Pallotti during his high school years.
That's all I have for this preview. Even if Jack "kills" the Wizards, I'm still confident that Washington should win.