Nets Week 22 Newsletter

Upcoming Games

Tomorrow at Bucks: Coverage on YES & the YES App begins at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday at Knicks: Coverage on YES & the YES App begins at 12:30 p.m.

Monday at Raptors: Coverage on YES & the YES App begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday at Wizards: Coverage on YES & the YES App begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tipping Off

With 13 games left on their regular season schedule, the Nets are 4.5 games behind Atlanta for 10th place in the Eastern Conference and the final spot in the play-in tournament that will determine the seventh and eighth seeds in the Eastern playoffs. Brooklyn is heading back into a stretch of road games after hosting the Pelicans last night in the Nets’ only home game on their slate from March 7-27.

Nets Notes

After matching his season high with 15 points Sunday against the Spurs, Day’Ron Sharpe grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds versus New Orleans on Tuesday. Nic Claxton is up to 26 double-doubles this season, making him one of eight Eastern Conference players to have at least that many with points and rebounds. Cam Johnson has scored double figures in all four games he has played since returning from a sprained right ankle. Trendon Watford took advantage of extended playing time against the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 12 points to give him his ninth game of the season cracking double figures.

Know The Foes

Having moved past some initial turbulence that occurred when Doc Rivers replaced Adrian Griffin as head coach, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have won nine of their last 12 games. Milwaukee is 44-24 this season, although the team is just one game ahead of Cleveland for second place in the East. The Knicks have also pulled out of a downturn, winning their last four games after a 4-9 stretch. At 41-27, New York sits fourth in the East, two games behind the Cavs but only a half-game ahead of fifth-place Orlando. As Toronto look towards the future, the 23-45 Raptors have lost seven consecutive games. Washington has the worst record in the NBA at 11-58.

A Dazzling Fact

Cam Thomas continues to put up big point totals as the regular season heads down the stretch! One of the most electrifying young scorers in basketball, the third-year pro is averaging 21.5 PPG for the season, placing him in a small group. Thomas, who was drafted 27th overall in 2021, is posting the third-highest average among all players drafted since that year, and the only two ahead of him were both selected first overall: 2022 top choice Paolo Banchero (22.7), and the No. 1 selection in ’21 Cade Cunningham (22.2). Stay with YES and the YES App to keep watching Thomas develop.