When: Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time
Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Wizards: John Wall (Out, Heel), Dwight Howard (Out, Back)
Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie (Out, Thumb)
What to Watch for
It could rain threes in Brooklyn
Opponents shoot 37.5 percent on threes against the Wizards. That’s the worst percentage in the league this season. This month, the Wizards are allowing opponents to shoot 42.7 percent from deep, over three percent higher than any other team in the league. On Wednesday, they’ll face the Nets, who attempt the fourth-most threes per game, and shoot them at the ninth-best percentage.
The numbers aren’t exactly working in Washington’s favor and their recent play in Brooklyn doesn’t bode well for them either. They’ve lost three straight in Brooklyn and they’ve struggled to keep them off the line. The Nets have averaged over 30 free throw attempts per game in their last five games against the Wizards in Brooklyn.
The Wizards already have enough going against them before they take the floor for this game. They must keep Brooklyn off the 3-point line and the charity stripe if they want to snap their losing skid.