Wizards: With Gilbert Arenas sitting out a third straight day of practice, the Wizards again worked with only 10 healthy players. F-C Oleksiy Pecherov (hairline fracture in right ankle) is expected to miss at least five more weeks while C Etan Thomas is out indefinitely after undergoing heart surgery.
Nets: In Tuesday's win over the Hawks, G Jason Kidd fell one point and one rebound shy of his second straight triple-double. In four games against the Wizards last season -- all of them New Jersey wins -- Kidd averaged a triple-double (13.8 points, 14 assists and 12.3 rebounds per game).
BY THE NUMBERS
New Jersey's home record so far this season
Washington's record in 13 previous trips to New Jersey, dating from the 2000-01 season
"Misery loves company. Hopefully, we can end the misery."
Coach Eddie Jordan, on the slow starts experienced by the Wizards, Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls