Monday, March 11, 2013
W2W4: Nets at Sixers
By Mike Mazzeo
PHILADELPHIA -- The Brooklyn Nets will try to make it four wins in a row when they play the 76ers on Monday night in Philadelphia.
Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.; here's what we'll be watching for:
DELIVERING ON D: During their winning streak, the Nets have held their opponents to 78.7 points per game on 38.2 percent shooting. The Sixers are one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA. This seems like a matchup that clearly favors the Nets.
NOT LOOKING AHEAD: The Sixers have lost 12 of their past 13 games, but the Nets can't afford to overlook them. Jrue Holiday has struggled of late, shooting just 26.7 percent from the field in his past five games, but he is an All-Star.
BLATCHE'S RETURN: The last time the Nets were in Philadelphia, on Jan. 8, Andray Blatche was questioned by police, but not charged, as part of a sexual assault investigation at an upscale hotel.