Wizards: G Gilbert Arenas (left knee), F-C Oleksiy Pecherov (right ankle) and C Etan Thomas (heart surgery) are out. . . . In the past three games, reserve G Roger Mason has totaled 38 points on 15-of-29 shooting. Mason totaled 35 points in the first 16 games.
Nets: C Nenad Krstic (knee) and G Marcus Williams (broken foot) are out. . . . PG Jason Kidd is averaging 11.3 points, 10.3 assists and 8.6 rebounds, just shy of a triple-double. The only player to average a triple-double for an entire season was Oscar Robertson (1961-62).
BY THE NUMBERS
Wizards' largest lead in what became an 87-85 loss at New Jersey on Nov. 8
New Jersey's record since a 4-1 start that included a win over the Wizards
"I have a cold. But I've learned my lesson not to make a big deal about it."
-- Jason Kidd, on the controversy that erupted when he missed Wednesday's loss to the Knicks, saying he had a migraine