Time/TV/Radio: 7:30 p.m., YES Network, CBS 880 AM
INJURY REPORT: Brook Lopez (ankle) is a game time decision. Andrei Kirilenko (back) and Jason Terry (knee) are out as usual. For the Wizards, Al Harrington (knee) is out and Nene is listed as questionable.
WINNING WAYS: After the Nets started out the season with a 5-14 record, they have won four of their last five games with their lone loss during that span being a four-point loss on the road to the Pistons.
FREE MIRZA: Mirza Teletovic is finally getting a chance to play for the Nets and is getting his second career start Wednesday night. Since he’s become a regular part of the rotation, he has averaged 15.4 points with 8.9 rebounds per 36 minutes with a 47.9 shooting percentage from behind the arc in 12 games.
SWEET JOE: Joe Johnson is coming off the best game of his season as he scored 29 points in the third quarter against Philadelphia. He also set a career high with 10 threes and tied the record for most threes in a quarter with eight. No other Net has scored more this year and the most by Johnson since 2009.
PROTECT BARCLAYS: The Nets have a three-game home winning streak going on. They’ve averaged 112 points per game with a 53.6 shooting percentage during that streak while holding opponents to 94.3 points and a 40.8 shooting percentage. Ironically, their biggest strength has been third quarters where they’ve outscored their last three opponents 98-68 at home.
DWILL FINALLY HEALTHY: D-Will was playing through injuries earlier in the season and when he returned to the court this latest time he was finally healthy for the first time all season. Just look at the numbers: In his first nine games he averaged 9.3 points, a 40.5 shooting percentage and 6.0 assists per game. Since his return he has averaged 18.8 points per game, a 56.5 FG% and 8.3 assists per game.