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106

Despite leading for most of the game, the Wizards let a late lead slip away and fell 106-101 to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night at Barclays Center.

The Wizards came out of the gates on fire and shot over 70% in the first quarter and held a 34-21 lead after the first frame. Cartier Martin hit his first three three-pointers and Trevor Booker was flying all over the place. The Nets would cut into that lead before the half, making it a six point game at the midway point as the Wizards held a 56-50 lead at the break. The Wizards were in command for most of the second half, but the Nets finally took their first lead of the game in the final minutes of the game. The Wizards would answer back, as a Cartier Martin three would tie the score at 101 with just over 90 seconds to play, but the Nets would score the final five points of the evening and go on to win 106-101 to give the Wizards their fifth straight loss.

John Wall led the Wizards with 18 points and 12 assists. Trevor Booker had a season-high 16 points and 13 rebounds, Kevin Seraphin put in 17 points, while Cartier Martin and Garrett Temple added 14 points apiece.

Kris Humphries and Andray Blatche led the Nets with 20 points each.

The Wizards now head to Chicago to wrap up the season on Wednesday night at 8pm.


Cartier Martin
Points: 14
Rebounds: 8
Assists: 0

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Points: John Wall - 18
Rebounds: Trevor Booker - 13
Assists: John Wall - 12
Blocks: Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton - 2
Steals: Wall - 3

Randy Wittman Postgame

On Game:

“In that 4th quarter, we just came out to play 12 minutes. We just wanted to get the 12 minutes over with. We lost our pride in defending, which is really discouraging considering the way we’ve shown we can defend. I think Brooklyn shot 70% in the 4th quarter for 33 points. We missed free throws and turned the ball over. We then had a fast break but didn’t convert. We also got a five-second call on the baseline. It’s learning how to be on the floor and how to make plays at the end of games

John Wall Postgame

On game :

“They just played hard. They did things, they were making shots, and Kris Humphries had a big game, Andre Blatche too. They did the little things and they deserved to win.”

Trevor Booker Postgame

On defense :

“It was tough to let this one get away from us. We have to learn how to close out games. We had them; we just got to learn how to close it out.”

Cartier Martin Postgame