Nene's dunk with under a second to go gave the Wizards their first game-winner of the year and a 94-93 victory over the Pelicans. New Orleans had the lead for much of the second half but Washington kept battling and eventually put themselves in a position to win. The emphatic game-winning dunk gave Nene 30 points in the game which tied his career high. Wall and Gortat both finished with double-doubles, with Wall going for 10 points and 12 assists and Gortat 16 points and 10 boards. Anthony Davis led the charge for the Pelicans, finishing with 26 points and 11 boards.

Key Moment

The final 30 seconds was a wild ride. With about 25 seconds to go, Wall drove the lane and hit a very tough layup to put the Wizards up by one. The Pelicans elected to go for the win and let the clock run, and Davis was fouled by Nene with seven seconds to play. Davis hit both free throws and Wittman took a timeout which set the stage for Nene's heroics. The ball was put in Wall's hands and he drove the lane, drawing the Pelicans entire interior defense. He dished it to Nene who dunked it through with about .3 seconds to go giving the Wizards the win.

Player of the Game

This was arguably Nene's best effort of the year, as he tied his career high with 30 points on 13/19 shooting, including of course the game-winner. He also had seven boards, three steals and two blocks.

Key Number

.3. That's how much time was left on the clock when Nene's dunk went through to give the Wizards the win.

Unsung Hero

Martell Webster scored 12 points on 4/9 shooting, including making all three of the Wizards long distance shots. His biggest moment came when the Pelicans went on a run to go up by five with about 8:30 to go, and Webster responded with a four point play.

By: Jacob Raim

Field Goal %: 48.6%

3 Point %: 21.4%

Assists: 23

Rebounds: 42

Opponents Field Goal %: 43.2%

Points: Nene - 30

Rebounds: Marcin Gortat - 10

Assists: John Wall - 12

Blocks: Nene - 2

Steals: Nene - 3


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