G20 Brooklyn Nets (5-14) Hosts Washington Wizards (6-12)
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Lin is still out but LeVert is finally cleared to play. He is one talented rookie when healthy but coaches might try to ease him into the game to prevent future injuries. As for Lin, he continues to rehab with the performance team but has not practiced fully so it might be a while before he returns.
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) December 5, 2016
ESPN Game Preview article:
The Wizards are 6-12 with three losses in their last four games. It is the last two defeats that are especially frustrating.
Last Wednesday against Oklahoma City, the Wizards came back from a 16-point deficit and held a seven-point lead with 5:35 left on a 3-pointer by Bradley Beal. They wound up with a 126-115 overtime loss by going 6-of-19 the rest of the way.
The Nets have lost nine of their 10 games since they held a 4-5 record Nov. 12. Only two of those losses have been by single digits and most of those often feature a bad quarter.
In the final 12 minutes, the Nets held four one-point leads and a two-point lead on a 3-pointer by Brook Lopez. In the final 5:20, the Nets were outscored 20-9 by missing seven straight while allowing the Bucks to make four of their last six shots and hit 12 free throws.
KEY OF THE GAME: Can the Nets sustain the momentum to have a strong 2nd half? They would need good games from Brook, Bojan and Kilpatrick to get a win at home against the Wizards who struggles to win on the road with 1-7 record.
Let’s hope and pray JLin will come back soon to help the Nets get back on the winning track, and most importantly finish the game healthy!
Let’s go, JLin and the Nets!