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Wizards at Nets preview: Washington looking to get a win streak going in Brooklyn

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After positive solid win on New Year’s Day, the Wizards aim to keep it going!

Washington Wizards v Brooklyn Nets Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Game Info

When: Sunday, January 3 at 6 p.m. ET

Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington and NBA TV

Injury Report

Wizards: None.

Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie (Knee, Out); Nicolas Claxton (Knee, Out)

Pregame notes

The Washington Wizards remain on the road as the Brooklyn Nets are next on their schedule. This will be the first meeting of the regular season as they’ve played each other during preseason.

Washington is coming off their first win of the season after going on a five-game losing streak. They defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-109 after all Wizards’ starters were in double figures. As for the Nets, they’re currently sitting at 3-3.

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are really bringing the heat this season so Washington will have their work cut out for them. Russell Westbrook didn’t play the last game due to rest so it’s possible we’ll see him on Sunday evening. For the Wizards it’s a matter of lineup strategy. If it works then keep it coming because making random changes and just giving away minutes to anyone won’t work.

Having Westbrook alongside Bradley Beal and Rui Hachimura can bring some definite explosiveness to the offense and allow them to compete with Durant and Irving. The Wizards will also have to control the paint on both sides of the ball. Thomas Bryant has been mediocre this season, some good and bad days, but backup Robin Lopez hasn’t exactly excelled. Be prepared for the Nets to capitalize on that.