NBA Matchup: Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
Date: 19 January 2022
Time: 7 P.M. ET
The Brooklyn Nets will travel to the DC area to take on the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena. The Wizards enter this matchup after defeating the 76ers whereas the Nets lost Cavs in their last games. In their last game against each other, Brooklyn took a 104-90 victory over Washington.
Brooklyn Nets season so far
The Brooklyn Nets have been one of the best teams in the 2021-22 NBA season as the second seed in the eastern conference. But the Nets in the last few games have struggled as they have a record four wins and six losses in the last ten games.
Brooklyn is averaging Brooklyn averages 111.6 points per game on 47.2% shooting (4th) and 35.1% from the three-point line (14th). The Nets allow 109.2 points per game on 43.8% shooting (3rd) and 32.5% shooting from three (1st)
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— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 17, 2022
The Nets are led by the incredible Kevin Durant with 29.3 points per game to go with 7.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists. James Harden leads Brooklyn in rebounds and assists, with eight rebounds per game and 10 assists per game. Patty Mills leads the Nets in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.2 made threes per game.
Washington Wizards season so far
The Washington Wizards have been one of the most surprising teams in the 2021-22 NBA season. Before the start of the season, the Wizards were touted as a lottery team but now they are placed eighth in the eastern conference.
Washington averages 114.9 points, 45.3 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 5.9 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points per game.
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— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 19, 2022
Bradley Beal leads the Wizards as he is averaging 23.7 points per game with 4.7 rebounds and 6.4 assists while shooting 45.4% shooting from the field and 29.8% from the 3 point line. Kyle Kuzma is having a career resurgence as he is averaging 24.1 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists over the past 10 games for Washington. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope connects on 2.1 threes per game to lead the Wizards.
Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards Match Prediction
The Brooklyn Nets are clear favourites to win the game against the Washington Wizards. The Nets are without Kevin Durant but they still have a solid star-studded roster with a possible starting five of James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin and Patty Mills along with LaMarcus Aldridge.
Harden has stepped up without Durant on the floor and his numbers show that he’s going back to his MVP-like form, averaging 25.2 points and 12.2 assists per game over his last five. Hence the Nets are most likely to win this game.
Nicolas Claxton – Hamstring – Expected to be out until at least Jan 21
Paul Millsap – Personal – Expected to be out until at least Jan 21
DeAndre’ Bembry – Back – Game Time Decision
Kevin Durant – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Feb 24
Joe Harris – Ankle – Expected to be out until at least Jan 25
No injuries reported
How to watch Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards?
All games will be available to stream live on the official NBA app. This game between the Nets and the Wizards will also be locally televised on Yes Network and NBC Sports Washington.
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