Can Brooklyn Nets Continue To Ecsape NBA Lottery vs. Washington Wizards?

By Mark Wilson
Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets are reminding everyone that this is the team you should have seen the entire season.

I don’t expect them to win every game; there are going to be good days and bad days — every team has them. But what I do expect is for the Nets to win the games they are supposed to win. There should be no competition for the Nets as they continue to climb out the abyss in the Atlantic Division.

The Washington Wizards have been another mystery team this season. Their lineup was supposed to have them in contention this year. John Wall, Bradley Beal, Nene Hilairo and Marcin Gortat have not been able to mesh all that well on the court. The talent level is there, but like the Nets they are missing something that would put them over the top.

Wall is going to attack Deron Williams, and we will get to see if that ankle is fully healed. The hopeful return of Brook Lopez will offset the return of Nene to the Wizards lineup. Can Joe Johnson have another blackout night where he decides to go three point crazy? Will the Nets play with the same passion they have for the last week or will we see the Nets from the beginning of the season?

This should be a good match up for both teams since they seem to mirror each other with a dominant low post game mixed in with two very good perimeter shooters. Both sides have small forwards that can create for others and get their own shot, but most importantly they both have a dominate point guard that drives their teams.

By the end of the game I see the Nets improving their record to 10-15. The Wizards are no match for this improved team.

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