VIDEO – Nets Recap: #Nets 74 – #Wizards 89

Updated: February 8, 2013

Nets 74 – Wizards 89

John Wall pushed the tempo and got the wizards three easy baskets inside with the help of the Nets turning it over. Wall could not handle Joe Johnson inside and he picked up his second foul on a Deron Williams 3-pointer and had to sit. Andray Blatche entered the game to a chorus of boos and the Nets turnovers continued. They turned it over five times to the Wizards four and were down 21-20 after one.

The Bench Mob started the second with MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans, CJ Watson, Kris Humphries and Blatche.  Transition points haunted the Nets early and the Wizards went on an extended 19-2 run as the Nets were shooting 26 percent.  The Nets did not score their first field goal in the second quarter until the 3:36 mark down 41-24.  A forgettable second quarter as the Nets were outscored 30-11 and went the to the lockeroom down 51-31. The Wizards had 10 fast break points to zero for the Nets and Brooklyn shot 12/40 for 30 percent and were 2-10 from three point range. Bad basketball.

Nets came out a bit quicker but still couldn’t  shoot straight when the Wizards have them chances to get back into the game. Lopez was 3-8 at this point with four blocks and six rebounds. The Nets cut it to 16 and watched Blatche miss four straight free throws that could have cut the lead to 12.  A 14-0 run cut it to 62-53 while the Wizards went scoreless for six minutes. Nets climbed to 75-53 at the end of three.

The Wizards bench outscored the Nets 28-9 and the Nets turned it over 15 times and shot 30 percent to lose horribly 89-74.

Nene led the Wizards attack with 20 points and 11 rebounds to go with Wall’s 15 points, nine assists and four steals.  Lopez played poorly all around with 13 points on 3-11 shooting with 8 rebounds and three assists. Williams led the Nets with 20 points (7-20), six rebounds and five assists but was not engaged enough to drag the nets to a win.

[quote_box]PJ- There’s nights our bench has really given us a lift an there are nights……. The problem is there have been extremes, they have either been really good and contributed or they dug a big big hole for us. Obviously tonight was a little more of that.[/quote_box]

GAME CHANGER: The Bench Mob came in to start the second quarter and could not score at all which led to the Nets awful 11 point second quarter that put the game out of reach after a 19-2 Wizards run. Over their past four games second quarters, the Nets have been outscored 111-61.

STAT OF THE GAME: The Nets shot a season-low 32.9 percent from the field and an even worse 28 percent from three-point range in a miserable showing all around.

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