The New Jersey Nets didn't get a chance to play Golden State on their recent four-game West Coast trip, but the Warriors will be waiting for Avery Johnson's crew at The Prudential Center Wednesday night. The Warriors are 5-8 on the season and have won two in a row while the Nets are just 3-11 and are still searching for their first home win of the season.
Last time out against the Clippers on Monday, the Nets lost 101-91 thanks in large part to a 16-0 run by Los Angeles in the second quarter. As they have shown capable of doing this season, New Jersey stormed all the way back, but couldn't get over the hump, never leading in the game. Exciting rookie MarShon Brooks had a team-high 19 points while Kris Humphries and Deron Williams both chipped in 14.
The Warriors two in a row and three of five, including a 105-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. With guard Stephen Curry missing the last seven games with an ankle injury, Golden State has turned to former Knick Nate Robinson to fill the void on offense. The diminutive guard has provided a spark with 13.9 points a game, including 17 against the Cavs.
Golden State is led by Monta Ellis' 22.6 points per game, while another former Knick, David Lee is averaging 19.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Lee poured in 29 against Cleveland on Tuesday.
If the Nets are going to finally get their first home win of the season, it will be against a team they split two games with last season.
You can catch the game on YES or listen on WFAN 660 with tip off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
For the first time this season, the Nets will have two days off after Wednesday night's game. They will then return to action Saturday against the Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma Thunder at The Rock.