March 21, 2012
Nene has strong debut, leading Wizards over Nets
Williams and Johnson were tossed by referee Josh Tiven with 5:18 left in the quarter for arguing a non-call on a Williams' drive to the basket seconds earlier. Tiven appeared to call all four technical fouls, getting Williams first and then the coach after his best player was ejected.
Jordan Crawford added 23 points and John Wall had 12 points and eight assists for Washington.
Williams had 17 for the Nets, who have lost four in a row. Kris Humphries added 13 points and 16 rebounds.
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NETS NOTES F Kris Humphries extended his team lead with a 21st double-double, logging 13 points and 16 rebounds in 35 minutes...F Gerald Wallace shot 3-for-5 from three-point range...G Deron Williams' ejection was the second of his career. Avery Johnson's ejection marked his second as the Nets' head coach.
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
13 PTS, 16 REB
5-11 FGs, 3-6 FTs
|On the ejections:
"First of all, I'm mad with myself, because I'm the head coach, and it's my responsibility to get the guys to play a certain way – even if we don't win.
I don't get many technicals. I don't have many arguments with referees, okay? I'm always thinking about the team and what can we do as staff to help them play better and function better. So I think that's the reason why I don't get 20 technicals a year.
But at the same time, you try to make a point – hopefully the conversation goes well. It didnâ€™t go well tonight."