Nets @ Wizards, 7:00 P.M. EST:
TBG Open Thread

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

Grade the Game At Any Time!

Tonight: The 29-20 Brooklyn Nets travel to Washington, D.C. to take on the 13-35 Washington Wizards, at 7:00 P.M. EST tonight at the Verizon Center in Washington. The Wizards, 5-28 without star point guard John Wall, are 8-7 with him, including recent wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks.

Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Ryan Ruocco and Mike Fratello are on the call. The game is radio simulcast on WFAN, and in Spanish on WADO.

More on tonight's game, including injuries and stats, after the jump.

Out: For the Nets, only Tornike Shengelia is out indefinitely with a mild concussion (again, no concussion is "mild"). For the Wizards, rookie guard Bradley Beal and forward Trevor Booker were questionable, but both are available to play. Cartier Martin is inactive.

Starting Lineups:
Washington Wizards: John Wall, Garrett Temple, Martell Webster, Emeka Okafor, Nene (70 minutes, +/- -8.9 per 100 possessions)
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez (285 minutes, +/- +3.2 per 100 possessions)

Advanced Statistics:
Washington Wizards: 95.2 offensive rating (30th), 100.1 defensive rating (8th), 94.35 possessions per game (14th)
Brooklyn Nets: 104.0 offensive rating (10th), 103.2 defensive rating (18th), 90.67 possessions per game (30th)

Go Nets!


  1. avatar DWILL-of-the-GODZ says:

    Nets look good tonight.

    Even better if Ben Gordon was on the team

  2. avatar Max Weisberg says:


    When is Ben Gordon gonna be here?

  3. avatar Max Weisberg says:

    I’ll try and say something positive about this game right now:

    Oh wait…I can’t.

    I tried guys, I really tried.

    1. avatar DWILL-of-the-GODZ says:

      Sup Max

      Bring on Gordon

      1. avatar Max Weisberg says:

        We agree on something?!?!

        Ben Gordon it is!

        1. avatar DWILL-of-the-GODZ says:

          Is it being greedy to want Gordon AND J Smith

          Nets: Gordon, Smith
          Atl: Wallace, Brooks, Nets 1st
          Cha: Hump

          J Smith
          D Will

          1. avatar Max Weisberg says:

            Yes it is. Nobody in their right mind is taking Wallace’s contract. Even if he was playing like Gerald Wallace, still no one take him.

            But now that he’s averaging 6 ppg under PJ and basically invisible? At $10m a year for 3 1/2 more years? Not a chance in hell.

  4. avatar Max Weisberg says:

    This is worse than when Avery was here.

    MUCH MUCH worse.

  5. avatar Max Weisberg says:

    2 flaws that are dragging down this team to have efforts like the one tonight:

    The coach and the PF spot.

  6. avatar DWILL-of-the-GODZ says:

    That’s 4 airballs in a row SMH