NBA Game Summary - Brooklyn at Washington|
(Friday, January 4th)
Final Score: Brooklyn 115, Washington 113 (2OT)
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Joe Johnson made a jumper with 0.7 seconds
remaining in the second overtime to lift the Brooklyn Nets over the Washington
Wizards, 115-113, on Friday.
Johnson ended with 18 points for the Nets, who improved to 4-1 under interim
head coach P.J. Carlesimo. Brook Lopez had 27 points, 13 rebounds and three
Deron Williams added 24 points and 10 assists for Brooklyn, which went 25-
of-36 from the foul line. Andray Blatche tallied 13 points and 12 boards
against his former team.
Bradley Beal finished with 24 points and six rebounds for the Wizards, who
have lost four in a row and 12 of 13 games. Jordan Crawford and Nene added 23
and 20 points, respectively.
"We turned the ball over," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. "We got doubled,
we wouldn't pass. Why? I don't know. We missed free throws. Why does that
happen? I don't know why. We did. It's making one play down the stretch, one
Washington seemed destined for victory after scoring the first eight points of
the first overtime.
However, Brooklyn fired back with an 11-0 run to take the lead. After Crawford
missed two free throws, Lopez grabbed a big defensive rebound and was fouled
immediately by Nene. Lopez made both foul shots to give the Nets a 102-101
lead with 14.1 seconds left. Following Crawford's missed jumper, Williams made
two free throws to give the visitors a three-point margin.
The Wizards took a timeout with 3.4 ticks remaining to draw up a play. Beal
got the ball and made a 3-pointer to send the game into a second overtime.
Brooklyn started the second overtime on a 7-2 spurt. Keith Bogans' three-point
play and layup made it 111-106 with 3:21 to go.
Washington kept the back-and-forth battle going by scoring the next three
points. Emeka Okafor's free throw and Kevin Seraphin's layup cut the gap to
111-109 with 1:38 remaining.
Lopez stopped the brief flurry with a pair of free throws. However, Lopez's
turnover on Brooklyn's next possession led to two Seraphin free throws. Beal
made a pair of free throws following Williams' missed jumper, tying the
contest at 113 with 9.1 seconds to go.
Johnson responded with an 18-foot jumper to put the Nets back in front.
Crawford's 3-pointer was off the mark as time expired.
"In that situation, man, I'd seen the double team coming and I just took one
hard dribble and pulled up for a jumper," Johnson said.
The Wizards led by as many as 10 in the first quarter and took a 30-20 lead
into the second.
Despite leading for the duration of the second stanza, Washington was
outscored by a 32-25 margin in the period. The Wizards took a 55-52 lead into
the locker room.
Washington continued to lead throughout a tight third stanza. They took a
79-78 edge into the fourth.
Crawford's jumper tied the game at 91 with 56 seconds left in regulation. The
Wizards had a chance to go in front after Lopez was called for an offensive
foul on the ensuing Brooklyn possession. However, Garrett Temple missed a
Lopez redeemed himself with a putback slam to put the Nets in front with 3.2
seconds to go. At the other end, Nene tied things up again with a hook shot.
Williams' long 3-pointer was off the mark as time expired.
The Wizards lost two of three meetings with the Nets last season ... Temple
had eight points and a career-high 11 assists ... Brooklyn was without guard
C.J. Watson (bruised right knee) and forward Kris Humphries (sprained left
ankle) ... The Wizards fell to 3-13 at home this season ... Blatche was let go
by Washington last summer after seven seasons with the team.
01/05 00:04:40 ET