NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Thursday, November 8th (All times eastern)
Washington Wizards (0-3) at New Jersey Nets (3-1), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New Jersey Nets try to extend their winning streak to three games, as they welcome the Washington Wizards tonight to the Izod Center.
New Jersey opened its current four-game winning streak with a solid victory. On Tuesday, Richard Jefferson led New Jersey in scoring for the fourth time in as many games with 25 points, as the Nets downed the Atlanta Hawks, 87-82, at the Izod Center.
Jefferson was 8-of-15 from the floor, while Antoine Wright scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the victory over Atlanta. Jason Kidd ended with nine points, nine rebounds and 12 assists.
Vince Carter scored a quiet 12 points for the Nets, who hung on to defeat the Hawks despite shooting just 43.6 percent from the floor, including 23.5 percent from beyond the arc.
The Nets are 2-1 at home this season. They will host Kevin Garnett and the Celtics on Saturday and Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets on Monday.
Washington has dropped the first three games of its season. On Saturday, Hedo Turkoglu ended with 25 points, seven rebounds and eight assists to lead the Orlando Magic over the Wizards, 94-82, at the Verizon Center.
Caron Butler posted 23 points and nine rebounds for Washington, which has lost three straight to start its season for the first time since 1992. Antawn Jamison scored 20 points, and Brendan Haywood added 10 points and 16 boards in defeat.
All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas (stiffness in left knee) is probable for tonight's contest.
The Wizards 0-2 on the road this season. They will host Allen Iverson and the Denver Nuggets on Friday at the Verizon Center.
Last season, the Nets won all four contests with Washington. The Wizards have lost four straight and 12 of their last 13 at New Jersey.
11/08 10:44:29 ET