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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

Nets aware of the Wall

Joe Johnson celebrates with teammates after hitting the

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WASHINGTON -- When the Nets blew through the nation's capital a few weeks ago, just days before President Obama's second inauguration, they escaped with a wild double-overtime win, all thanks to Joe Johnson's game-winner.

And the Wizards didn't even have John Wall available that night.

But that won't be the case Friday night when they meet Washington again at the Verizon Center. Wall...

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Avery not pleased with Nets 'D'

Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford (15) goes up

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The Nets' defense remains a work in progress.

Defense was certainly an issue, particularly on the interior in the first half of Monday's 98-88 win at the Barclays Center. The Wizards essentially had their way in the paint, grabbing offensive rebounds and creating some havoc.

The Nets yielded four offensive boards to Washington in the first half and things weren't great out on the perimeter,...

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