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- Brooklyn Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo says that Deron Williams is eager to play against Washington Wizards John Wall. “His position–there’s pretty much not a night where you get a night off,” Carlesimo said. “Deron certainly rises to the occasion when he’s playing against the elite point guards of the league.”
- Nets F/G Jerry Stackhouse should be ready to play after missing two games with a stiff neck.
- Wizards G Bradley Beal should be ready to play after missing five games with a sore right wrist.
- Washington G Jordan Crawford is now in coach Randy Wittman’s doghouse. The team’s second leading scorer has only played 11 minutes in the last two games. “We’re playing at a good level right now with people we’re playing,” Wittman said. “It’s not like any of the other players who go through ups and downs through the course of the year.”
– Rich Dubroff