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NBA Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards, 7:30 PM EST

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This maybe wasn’t the start to the season that the Brooklyn Nets and their fans anticipated way back when they were knocked out of the 2021 NBA Playoffs — but, it’s the start they got.

At 1-2 on the season, the Nets welcome old friend Spencer Dinwiddie and the Washington Wizards to town for a back-to-back home set.

Dinwiddie and the Wizards are 2-0 on the season and Spencer looks like he’s all the way back this season coming off a 34/6/9 line in a win against the Pacers. He hit 6-of-9 threes in that game.

Brooklyn could use a nice, stress-free win tonight against the Wiz. They’ve been through enough in these early games, it would be nice to get a wire-to-wire win.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (1-2) vs. Washington Wizards (2-0)


WHERE: NBA TV (national), YES (local), WFAN-FM (radio)

Game Preview.

If you think back to last season, all the Nets vs Wizards games were wild and weird as hell.

Outside of Barclays Center yesterday, a bunch of anti COVID vaccine protesters made a scene in support of Kyrie Irving. Need those clowns to get the hell on and go somewhere.

Turnovers are always bad for business, especially when you play against a team that loves to attack in transition. The Nets coughed it up 17 times and Charlotte scored 29 points off of those turnovers. When you’re missing one of your best shot creators, trying to fit some new players and experiment with new lineup combinations, it’s not going to look pretty all the time.

The Wizards underwent a makeover this summer when they traded Russell Westbrook to the Lakers, and the new guys they got in return have been chipping in so far. Montrezl Harrell has always been a high energy guy off the bench and he’s gotten more of the minutes at the five this season than Daniel Gafford. Kyle Kuzma has held his own in the frontcourt and has gotten double digit rebounds in each of the first two games. Kuzma can also score a bit and plays solid defense, so he can be someone that puts together a banner year in DC.

For more on the Wizards, check out Bullets Forever.