Notebook: Nets 115, Wizards 113, 2 OT



Posted Jan 5, 2013 12:20 AM

By Rich Dubroff, For NBA.com

THE FACTS: Joe Johnson hit a jump shot with 0.7 seconds to play to give the Brooklyn Nets a 115-113 win over the Washington Wizards in double overtime on Friday night.

The Nets (18-15) trailed until the fourth quarter, and allowed game-tying shots by Nene and Bradley Beal to force both overtimes.

Brook Lopez had 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead Brooklyn. Deron Williams had 24 points and 10 assists. Johnson had 18 points.

Beal had a career-high 24 points for Washington, which has lost four straight. They're 4-27. Jordan Crawford had 23 points. Nene had 20 points.

QUOTABLE: "It's a great feeling because anytime your players and coaches put you in a situation like that, that mean they've got ultimate faith in you to come through,"

-- Joe Johnson on the game-winner

THE STAT: Nene fouled out for the first time in nearly two years. He declined to talk after the game, saying he didn't want to incur a fine for public criticism of the officiating.

TURNING POINT: The Wizards were up 101-93 with 1:27 to play in the first overtime, but Brooklyn scored 11 straight to take a lead.

QUOTABLE II: "How many times we've been here? I've lost count."

-- Washington coach Randy Wittman on the team's loss

HOT: Lopez was 8-for-15 from the field and 11-for-14 from the free-throw line.

NOT: Washington's Kevin Seraphin missed eight of nine shots.

GOOD MOVE: The Nets looking for Johnson in the final seconds. He delivered.

BAD MOVE: Wittman criticized his team for failing to pass out of double teams. "When a guy's doubled, you have to move the ball."

NOTABLE: The Nets are 3-0 in overtime this season, and the Wizards are 0-5.

IN THE ARENA: It was Andray Blatche's first game back since the Wizards let him go after seven seasons last summer. He was booed every time he touched the ball. "The thing is, the booing didn't affect me at all because I don't play for them. They're supposed to boo me, they're supposed to go against me."

Up NEXT: For the Nets, Saturday vs. Kings, Tuesday @ Sixers, Jan. 11 vs. Suns. For the Wizards, Sunday @ Heat, Monday vs. Thunder, Jan. 12 vs. Hawks.