February 22, 2020

Washington Wizards Game 41 Review: Wizards earn gritty win in Brooklyn

The Washington Wizards picked up a significant win over the Brooklyn Nets on the road on Saturday, 99-90. Washington (28-13) outscored the Nets by 12 over the final three quarters en route to the victory.

In Paul Pierce’s first game back in Brooklyn after spending the 2013-14 season with the Nets, he went 2-for-9 from the field, both of his made shots coming from three. Nene led the Wizards’ effort with 20 points, shooting 8-for-12 from the field. Jarrett Jack had a game-high 22 points in 41 minutes for Brooklyn (17-24).

Wizards notes

  • Washington’s play on the glass was a factor, as they out-rebounded the Nets 49-40, including a game-high 16 from Marcin Gortat, nine from Bradley Beal and six each from Nene and John Wall.
  • Three-point shooting was a lowlight for both teams – the Wizards went 5-for-16 and the Nets went 4-for-17.
  • The Wizards’ 11 fast break points to the Nets’ four proved to be a key element to the cause, as it has through the first half of the year.
  • Washington is an impressive 23-1 when holding opponents to less than 100 points.
  • Perhaps the decisive moment, Nene was fouled by Mason Plumlee with 3:35 to go, and made the basket and the ensuing foul shot to put his team up 93-87.
  • Washington made four of their six free throws in the final 30 seconds to ensure that any thoughts of a Nets comeback would remain just that – thoughts.
  • The next game for the Wizards will be a Monday matinee against the 76ers at Verizon Center at 2 p.m.
About Eric Hobeck

Eric Hobeck is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins and Capitals. Eric contributes to high school sports coverage at InsideNova.com. He served as sports editor of The Rotunda at Longwood University for two years, where he was also the men’s basketball beat writer. He hosted a campus radio show for three years and called basketball and baseball games for the station’s award-winning sports team. You can follow Eric on Twitter @eric_hobeck.

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