How to watch Wizards vs. Nets basketball game
By Scout Staff
3 min read
Through 3 Quarters
Down four at the end of last quarter, the Washington Wizards have now snagged the lead. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the Brooklyn Nets 86-78.
Point guard Raul Neto (15 points) and power forward Kyle Kuzma (15 points) have been the top scorers for the Wizards. Brooklyn has enjoyed the tag-team combination of shooting guard Cameron Thomas and point guard Kyrie Irving. The former has 18 points, while the latter has 17 points and five assists.
Brooklyn has lost 77% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Brooklyn @ Washington
Current Records: Brooklyn 29-25; Washington 24-29
What to Know
The Washington Wizards haven’t won a game against the Brooklyn Nets since Jan. 31 of last year, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Thursday. The Wizards will take on Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. ET at Capital One Arena after having had a few days off. Both teams were wiped off the court in their previous games and will be looking to bounce back in a big way.
Things couldn’t have gone much worse for Washington as they lost 121-100 to the Miami Heat on Monday. Washington was down 91-70 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. A silver lining for them was the play of small forward Corey Kispert, who had 20 points along with six boards. Kispert’s performance made up for a slower matchup against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the night started off rough for Brooklyn on Tuesday, and it ended that way, too. They were pulverized by the Boston Celtics 126-91. Brooklyn was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 69-43. Point guard Jevon Carter (21 points) was the top scorer for the Nets.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Wizards are expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are only 7-16 against the spread when favored.
Both teams will surely be fighting tooth and nail to get back into the win column after losses this week. We’ll see which team satisfies their hunger and which team leaves with an empty stomach.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Capital One Arena — Washington, District of Columbia
- TV: TNT
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $8.91
The Wizards are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Nets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Washington have won 14 out of their last 22 games against Brooklyn.
- Jan 19, 2022 – Brooklyn 119 vs. Washington 118
- Oct 25, 2021 – Brooklyn 104 vs. Washington 90
- Mar 21, 2021 – Brooklyn 113 vs. Washington 106
- Jan 31, 2021 – Washington 149 vs. Brooklyn 146
- Jan 03, 2021 – Washington 123 vs. Brooklyn 122
- Aug 02, 2020 – Brooklyn 118 vs. Washington 110
- Feb 26, 2020 – Washington 110 vs. Brooklyn 106
- Feb 01, 2020 – Washington 113 vs. Brooklyn 107
- Feb 27, 2019 – Washington 125 vs. Brooklyn 116
- Dec 14, 2018 – Brooklyn 125 vs. Washington 118
- Dec 01, 2018 – Washington 102 vs. Brooklyn 88
- Nov 16, 2018 – Brooklyn 115 vs. Washington 104
- Jan 13, 2018 – Washington 119 vs. Brooklyn 113
- Dec 22, 2017 – Brooklyn 119 vs. Washington 84
- Dec 12, 2017 – Brooklyn 103 vs. Washington 98
- Mar 24, 2017 – Washington 129 vs. Brooklyn 108
- Feb 08, 2017 – Washington 114 vs. Brooklyn 110
- Dec 30, 2016 – Washington 118 vs. Brooklyn 95
- Dec 05, 2016 – Washington 118 vs. Brooklyn 113
- Apr 11, 2016 – Washington 120 vs. Brooklyn 111
- Apr 06, 2016 – Washington 121 vs. Brooklyn 103
- Dec 26, 2015 – Washington 111 vs. Brooklyn 96
Injury Report for Washington
- Montrezl Harrell: Game-Time Decision (Not Injury Related)
- Davis Bertans: Out (Not Injury Related)
- Spencer Dinwiddie: Out (Not Injury Related)
- Aaron Holiday: Out (Not Injury Related)
- Daniel Gafford: Out (Covid-19)
- Bradley Beal: Out for the Season (Wrist)
Injury Report for Brooklyn
- Paul Millsap: Game-Time Decision (Personal)
- James Harden: Game-Time Decision (Hamstring)
- Nicolas Claxton: Out (Hamstring)
- LaMarcus Aldridge: Out (Ankle)
- Joe Harris: Out (Ankle)
- Kevin Durant: Out (Knee)