The Wizards completed their sweep of New York by beating the Nets at Barclays on Wednesday night, 113-107. The Nets cut it as close as two in the fourth quarter but the Wizards never relinquished the lead in the second half as they closed out Brooklyn. Seven Wizards scored in double figures led by John Wall led the Wizards with 21 points and Nene returned to action to the tune of 17. Paul Pierce led all scorers in the ballgame, going for 27 off the bench for Brooklyn.
With 20 seconds to play in the game and the Wizards up by five, Paul Pierce grabbed a defensive rebound off of a missed free throw by Webster. Pierce fed Deron Williams on the break who looked to have a clear path to the hoop to make it a one possession game. John Wall had other ideas, flying in with the acrobatic block of Williams' layup to seal the win.
Player of the Game
Nene's return to the lineup was so big for the Wizards, as he scored 17 points off the bench on 6/10 shooting. He was limited to just 23 minutes but eight and a half of those came in the fourth quarter.
51-31. The Wizards simply dominated the boards, outrebounding the Nets by 20, which was the difference in a game in which the Nets shot the ball better than the Wizards did. 19 of those rebounds for the Wizards were of the offensive variety.
Speaking of rebounding, Trevor Booker grabbed a career high nine offensive boards and 13 overall. He also chipped in seven points, three assists, two steals and a block.
By: Jacob Raim