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W2W4: Nets at Bucks

2/20/2013

The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks will battle Wednesday for the second time in as many nights -- this time at Bradley Center.

Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m.; here's what we'll be watching for:

HOW WILL D-WILL FEEL? Deron Williams played 45 minutes on Tuesday night, scoring 19 points, dishing out nine assists and turning the ball over six times. He said he didn't know how his inflamed ankles would feel the day after. Williams is expected to play, but for how long?

WHAT CAN THEY DO FOR AN ENCORE? The Nets snapped a 13-game losing streak to the Bucks, thanks to a game-winning buzzer beater in overtime from Joe Johnson. His game-tying 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter that sent the game into the extra session saved interim coach P.J. Carlesimo from having to answer some difficult questions about why he didn't play Brook Lopez for the majority of the fourth quarter.

Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis once again had their way with the Nets, combining for 52 points. Jennings is averaging 29.8 points in his past five matchups with the Nets.

Johnson is averaging 22.3 points per game during Brooklyn's current three-game winning streak.

HOW WILL BROOK RESPOND? Lopez said he "wasn't mentally there" in overtime after sitting for the majority of the fourth in favor of Andray Blatche. Lopez has averaged 24.0 points in his last three road games in Milwaukee. Will Carlesimo go back to him in crunch time? The Nets last won in Milwaukee on March 3, 2009.