Brooklyn Nets: Top Performers from Preseason Win over Washington Wizards

October 16th, 2012 by Pete Schauer Leave a reply »
Now 2-0 in the 2012 NBA preseason, the Brooklyn Nets look poised to take over New York City.

Brooklyn's 98-88 win over the Washington Wizards showed how they're going to contend in the Eastern Conference this season: by scoring points in the paint, getting out on the fast break and utilizing its outside shooters.

Playing at the Barclays Center for the first time ever, the Nets' new-look back court of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson combined for 25 points, 14 assists and one steal in the 10-point win while the squad as a whole shot a solid 50-percent from the field.

Following the dominant win over the Wizards, here are the top three performers from Monday night's game.


C.J. Watson

Five-year man C.J. Watson, who will serve as Deron Williams' backup point guard, had a solid outing on Monday night.

The 28-year-old netted nine points off the bench, adding two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

Watson showed great chemistry with Andray Blatche and Brook Lopez in the paint and finished the night with a plus-16 rating.

Here's what Asbury Park Press reporter ...

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