VIDEO RECAP – FINAL: #Nets 120 – #Sixers 121 OT

Updated: December 21, 2013


The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Washington Wizards last night by a score of 113-107  in Brooklyn.

This was a must-win for the Brooklyn nets after blowing the same team out two days earlier on their home floor but it did not happen.

Neither forward Kevin Garnett nor guard Joe Johnson played for the Nets. Garnett was given the night off to rest and Johnson was held out for personal reasons.

There wasn’t much defense played in this game and the Nets gave up 60 first half points to a team that had lost seven straight games but did get their rookie point guard , Michael Carter-Williams, back from a knee infection.

The game went back and forth with neither team able to pull away.  The game looked lost for Brooklyn when they were down two points with under 20 seconds to play when Paul Pierce hit a huge 3-pointer to put the Nets up by one point with 6 seconds to play.

The 76ers inbounded the ball under there own basket and Spencer Hawes handed the ball off to Evan Turner who drove baseline and got the sweetest roll of all-time when the ball bounced on the rim three times and finally went in after the buzzer to win in overtime 121-120.

Evan Turner’s shot bounces in as time expires to bury the Nets in Philly.

Deron Williams (17 points, season-high 14 assists) had six turnovers and went 5-for-12 from the field in the heartbreaking loss.


“I think we came out soft in the sense of not being aggressive,” Kidd said. “We have to take some pride on the defensive side.”

“We’re trying with the injuries and guys out of the lineup, it’s kind of been inconsistent, but we’re working at it,” Kidd said. “That’s set in, the reality that we can’t rebound the ball or protect our paint, those are the things that we have to work on.”



[box]KEY STATS: The Nets were outrebounded again 49-36 and lost the points in the paint battle, 66-30.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Alan Anderson paced the Nets with a season-high 26 points, five rebounds and two assists.

NEXT UP:  The Nets will be back in action Monday night when they host the Indiana Pacers at 7:30pm in Brooklyn.  The game can be seen on YES. [/box]


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