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Game 48 - Nets vs. Wizards - Wednesday, March 21, 7:30

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The Nets have another "winnable" game against mediocre competition Wednesday night, but considering their frustrating losses to the Hornets and Cavaliers, nothing is guaranteed. The Wizards have been remade over the last week with JaVale McGee sent to Denver for Nene, Nick Young sent to the Clippers for virtually nothing and now, the troublesome Andray Blatche and Rashard Lewis shut down, perhaps for the season.

Of course, the Wizards have John Wall, but even he has not been the transformational point guard many expected. He's averaging 17.6 points and 7.9 assists, but also 4.1 turnovers. He still relies on his great speed and quickness, but still doesn't have a reliable jump shot. The 10-win WIzards are at the end of a six-game road, going 1-4 so far. However, Wednesday is expected to be the Wizards debut of Nene who the Nets pursued in free agency.

The Nets on the other hand are coming off those two frustrating losses, the last one leading to Deron Williams leaving the locker room before the media were allowed in. He's since explained his absence. One issue for the Nets is whether Jordan Farmar will return and if he doesn't, will Sundiata Gaines see any minutes. Gaines hasn't played a minute since Jerry Smith was called up from Springfield.

One other thing: after the Wizards game, the Nets have only 10 games left in New Jersey.