W2W4: Nets vs. Grizzlies

February, 24, 2013
2/24/13
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The Brooklyn Nets will look to snap the Memphis Grizzlies' six-game winning streak on Sunday night (7 ET, ESPN) at Barclays Center.

Here's what we'll be watching for:

NO JOE: The Nets (33-23) are coming off a 106-96 loss to Houston on Friday night, which snapped their four-game winning streak. They'll be without Joe Johnson, who will miss his second straight contest due to a sore left heel. C.J. Watson will once again start in his place. Watson is averaging 17.5 points in his past four games.

The Nets struggled in the fourth quarter without Johnson, their go-to guy down the stretch. Deron Williams said he needs to be more aggressive in the fourth. Will he look to shoot instead of pass if the score is close?

PAYBACK TIME: Reggie Evans wasn't happy that the Grizzlies left their starters in late in the fourth quarter of Brooklyn's 101-77 loss in Memphis on Jan. 25. Evans didn't want to talk about it when asked about the incident on Sunday morning, but the Nets would love to get some payback in the form of a victory.

KEY TO WINNING: The Nets won't win this one unless they can contain Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol on the interior. In that Jan. 25 game, Memphis scored 62 of its 101 points in the paint. Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds in just 34 minutes.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Brook Lopez
PTS AST STL MIN
20.7 0.9 0.5 31.4
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsK. Garnett 6.6
AssistsD. Williams 6.1
StealsD. Williams 1.5
BlocksB. Lopez 1.8