With the Nets locked in as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, this game is relatively meaningless.
But the Nets must be sure to at least play some sort of competitive basketball to tune up for the playoffs.
It appears that P.J. Carlesimo will monitor the minutes of especially Deron Williams and Joe Johnson to ensure they are fresh for the playoffs.
Maybe Carlesimo opts to start these players tonight just to get them some work, but it will be Tyshawn Taylor and MarShon Brooks getting the bulk of the minutes.
Taylor really doesn’t factor into the postseason rotation, but Brooks may be called upon to give the team some minutes.
If he can get going offensively this weak against weaker teams, his confidence can be just where it needs to be heading into the postseason.
Wizards Struggling on the Road
The Wizards probably are very eager for this season to end. The team has played much better since John Wall returned, but the 2012-2013 season was not something the Wizards should be proud of.
The team has shot 38.8 percent from the field and has been outscored by an average of 13.2 points per game during a recent six-game road losing streak.
The last time these teams met, Deron Williams put on a show, scoring a season-high 42 points while draining 11 three-pointers.
The Wizards though would certainly like to get to 30 wins this season, meaning they would have to at least split their final two games.
Chicago or Atlanta?
Really the only concern for the Nets at this point is to find out whether they are playing the Chicago Bulls or the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.
The Hawks have a one-game lead with two to play, but the Bulls hold the tiebreaker advantage.
The No. 5 seed will take on the Nets, while the No. 6 seed faces the Indiana Pacers.
The action tips off at 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on the YES Network.