Wizards at Nets Final Score: Washington beats Brooklyn 120-111 to capture 40th win of the season

The Washington Wizards took down the Brooklyn Nets 120-111 in a game that would make the Harlem Globetrotters proud. Seven Wizards players scored in double figures led by Ramon Sessions who notched another double-double with 21 points and 12 assists.

In the most meaningless game of the year, the Wizards opened up 9-9 from the field on a 20-0 run forcing the Nets to burn two early timeouts. The Nets didn’t score their first bucket of the game until the 7:30 mark.

But as we’ve become accustomed to, the Nets were able to chip away at the lead and trailed by just six at the end of the quarter, even though the Wizards shot 68 percent from the field.

The Nets took the lead for the first time midway through the second quarter on a Wayne Ellington dunk, and from that point on, it was a back-and-forth affair.

Kelly Oubre Jr. made his mark in the first half with 14 points and this buzzer-beating heave:

The pickup basketball game resumed in third quarter as the two teams exchanged defensive efforts that would makeJames Harden proud. The Wizards would use a 9-0 run to take a 100-98 going into the third quarter.

For as entertaining as the first three quarters were, the fourth quarter was a bit of a letdown. The Wizards clamped down on defense (kinda) holding the Nets to just 13 points as they pulled away to win 120-111.

Defense? In a game featuring two teams eliminated from the playoffs, saying defense was optional would be an understatement. The Wizards led 70-69 at halftime on 60 percent shooting. The Nets weren’t so bad themselves shooting 50 percent from the field in the first half. The scoring carried over into the second half as the Wizards outscored the Nets 30-29 in the third quarter and would lead, 100-98 after three quarters.

The teams combined for an absurd 112 points in the paint (Washington – 58, Brooklyn – 54).

Bench Love: With many key players sitting this one out, Wittman gave his bench extended minutes. The new Big 3 in town: Oubre, Eddie, and Hickson took full advantage as the trio combined for 36 points including a couple of highlight reel dunks from J.J. Hickson

and Kelly Oubre:

The Wizards close out the season against Atlanta on Wednesday night.

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Wizards vs. Lakers final score: Washington starts road trip with 101-88 win over Lakers

John Wall turned in yet another double-double with 22 points and 13 assists as the Wizards beat the Lakers, 101-88.Kobe Bryant scored 17 points on 6-15 shooting in his last game against the Wizards.

Right from the get-go, it looked like Kobe was in for a vintage Kobe Night. Bryant hit three of his first four three-point attempts just minutes into the game, and the Wizards found themselves down 16-4.

John Wall was the only Wizards player who looked interested in playing. Wall took matters into his own hands, as he’d score the Wizards‘ next 12 points on 5-5 shooting to claw away at the Lakers’ lead.

Once Wall started going, the Wizards’ fast break offense started to click. The team scored 19 points in transition in the first half, which allowed them to take a 50-44 lead into halftime.

Otto Porter was invisible in the first half but morphed into “Third Quarter Otto” knocking down his first four shots of the third quarter as the Wizards extended their lead in the fourth quarter.

J.J. Hickson also had a nice night off the bench. He played over 19 minutes tonight doing most of his damage towards the end of the third quarter and early in the fourth. Hickson had some nice finishes at the rim and showed off some of his post moves.

The Wizards lead got stretched out to 24 but the Lakers had one last run in them. Larry Nance Jr. capped it off with a thunderous dunk over Hickson with 4:55 to play to cut the Wizards lead to 13, 90-77. The Wizards responded with another Otto Porter three-pointer and a John Wall – Marcin Gortat alley-oop to ice this one and pick up a 101-88 win.

Third quarter Otto shows up: If you watched the first half of this game, you would have though Otto missed the flight to L.A. Otto was nonexistent in the first half but that all changed after the intermission. Otto hit his first four shots after the break and went 4-6 from the field in the third quarter for nine points and three rebounds.

Otto finished the game scoring 12 of his 14 points after halftime. The Wizards need more consistency from Porter during these next nine games. He played terrific and had a disappearing act in the same game.

J.J. Hickson turns in best game as a Wizard: J.J. Hickson scored 14 points on a perfect 5-5 shooting tonight. Hickson and Wall had some nice chemistry going as the two connected on a nice alley-oop midway through the third quarter:

Hickson was also effective in the post and had some nice finishes around the rim. The ugly? He shot 4-12 from the free throw line.

Free throw shooting: The Wizards shot 16-29 (55 percent) from the free throw line tonight. Insert rant here_______________________.