Washington Wizards: Wizards go for fourth straight vs. Brooklyn Nets

Washington Wizards Bradley Beal and Brooklyn Nets Allen Crabbe (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Bradley Beal and Brooklyn Nets Allen Crabbe (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday Night as they seek their fourth consecutive win.

The Washington Wizards come into the matchup with a record of 5-9 and the Brooklyn Nets aren’t that much better at 6-9. While the Wizards are currently on a three-game win streak, the Nets have lost the last three games. Losing Caris LeVert has taken a hit to the team’s morale.

Washington will debut their black City Edition jerseys tonight. These jerseys are awesome and might be the most anticipated aspect to watch in this game.

Since the return of Dwight Howard, the team has gone 4-3. He’s brought an interior presence, which has helped improve their defensive woes.

Scott Brooks has done a fine job at making the right decisions the past few games against the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, and Cleveland Cavaliers. This should be another affair where the team should be able to continue their momentum.

Let’s take a look at the game details below.

Game Info

Game: Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets

When: Friday, November 16

Where: Capital One Arena

TV: NBC Sports WashingtonFubo TV

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 pm Eastern Time

Injury Report

Wizards: None

Nets: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Ankle-Questionable), Jarrett Allen (Illness-Questionable)

Projected Starting Lineup

Wizards: G-John Wall, G-Bradley Beal, F- Otto Porter Jr., F-Markieff Morris, C-Dwight Howard

Nets: G-D’Angelo Russell, G-Allen Crabbe, F-Joe Harris, F-Jared Dudley, C-Jarrett Allen


Can the Wizards win their fourth straight?

As we’ve seen the past few games the defense has improved and that’s largely due to Dwight Howard. The team is now 11th in offensive rebounding and improved to 21st in overall rebounding. This is a significant improvement since they were at the bottom three in all rebounding categories.

It will be interesting to see how the pace of the game goes. The Nets tend to run a slower system and operate in the half-court set, while the Wizards like to get out and run in transition.

The Nets have surprised most this season with their young talented team. They got off to a hot start and some games might have gone their way if LeVert didn’t have that gruesome injury happen to him.

Unfortunately for Brooklyn, Washington has won 13 of the last 17 matchups, which includes seven of the last nine. History doesn’t favor them and neither will this game.

John Wall and Bradley Beal have caught fire in the past three games and shouldn’t have a problem going against D’Angelo Russell and Allen Crabbe. Let’s not forget that Jeff Green is hot right now as well, averaging 13.5 points and 5.5. rebounds per game.

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it will be a close for most of the game. However, D.C. has is slowly reviving, which means the Wizards keep the win streak alive.

Final Score- BKN-106, WSH-113

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