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(November 8, 2013)
WASHINGTON—Friday night at Verizon Center, the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Washington Wizards, 112-108, in overtime. Center Brook Lopez led all scorers with 23 (10-14 FGs), including 12 in the first quarter and 18 by halftime.
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The Nets entered the locker room with a lead, but the offense slowed in the third, allowing Washington to go ahead before Joe Johnson hit three straight baskets to begin what developed into a 30-10 run spanning the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth.
But the Wizards fought back, tying the game on Nene's putback layup with 1.2 seconds remaining in regulation. Jason Terry missed a long three as time expired.
In the overtime period, Deron Williams notably put the Nets ahead with two minutes to play. Trevor Ariza responded with a three of his own, and the Wizards pushed the lead. Deron Williams' last-gasp attempt fell short.
Brooklyn's biggest advantages came rebounding (51-36) and off the bench (47-26), with Shaun Livingston chipping in 12 points and 2 assists. Andray Blatche logged the season's first double-double with 10 points and 13 boards.