Trailing 87-80 heading into the fourth quarter, the Wizards opened the fourth on a 12-0 run and would never look back, hanging on to a 112-108 win in Denver on Friday night.
The Nuggets had a chance to tie on their last possession, trailing 110-108 with 12 seconds left. Ty Lawson made a strong drive to the hoop but John Wall came off his defender and swatted away Lawson's attempt. Wall was then fouled and would sink two free throws to seal the deal in Denver and give the Wizards their fourth win in five games.
Bradley Beal had another tremendous game, scoring a team-high 23 points on 4-7 from 3-point range. John Wall finished with his second straight double-double, tallying 14 points and 12 assists. Kevin Seraphin had a huge second-half and finished the game with 18 points and seven rebounds. Trevor Ariza hit three 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 14 points, while Emeka Okafor and Martell Webster finished with 10 each. In his return to Denver, Nene ended with seven points and four rebounds.
Next, the Wizards head to L.A. to take on the Clippers on Saturday night (10:30pm).