Brooklyn is 2-1 this season against Philadelphia and will attempt to win the season series tonight.
A win would also give the Nets a 10-4 record within the division, which would be the best mark among the Atlantic Division teams.
Deron Williams On Verge of History
If he can make two three-pointers tonight, Deron Williams will set the Nets single-season record for made three-pointers. He currently sits at 157, just one behind Kerry Kittles, who set the record in 1996-1997 with 158.
Williams has put together back-to-back 30-plus-point games, and he can accomplish that feat tonight, it would be his first such streak since Dec. 10-13, 2010 while he was with the Jazz.
D-Will has averaged 21.7 points on 53.7 percent shooting against the 76ers in the previous three games this season.
Joe Johnson Is Game-Time Decision
Joe Johnson has been labeled a game-time decision for tonight’s contest.
P.J. Carlesimo seems more content getting Johnson healthy for the playoffs than worrying about postseason seeding and home-court advantage.
Johnson missed the final five games of the Nets’ recent eight-game road trip, and he has only shot a combined 9-for-27 in the two games since he’s returned.
Philadelphia Eliminated from Playoff Contention
The 76ers recently won four out of five games to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, but a loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday officially eliminated Philadelphia from playoff contention.
The team struggled all year in the absence of center Andrew Bynum, who was sidelined with a right knee injury.
The season may be over for the 76ers, but they should come out with energy tonight in trying to even the season series. Jrue Holiday has played particularly well against the Nets, averaging 19.3 points per game and making all seven of his three-point attempts.
The action tips off at 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on My 9.