Wizards Beat Nets in Wild Game - ESPN 98.1 FM

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The Nets are 6-2 with Harden.

Explosive point guard Westbrook has bounced back from his quad injury in a huge way.

Let's see if the Washington Wizard's season continues to look up as they take on the Portland Trailblazers tomorrow at 8 p.m. And a Nets foul put Beal at the line, where he made both free throws. The shooting guard told reporters following the win, "It wasn't just one guy who won us the game or two guys, it was a collective effort from everybody". "They were going right around me, and I was getting frustrated, but they kept attacking". Durant, second in the National Basketball Association in scoring behind Beal, also had 37 points this game.

James Harden sat out because of a thigh contusion, the first game he has missed since being traded from Houston to Brooklyn on January 13.

Beal started the quick comeback when he dribbled from coast-to-coast up the middle of the court and drained a deep 3-pointer to cut the Nets lead to 146-144 with about 8 seconds remaining. He now has 10 games this season with 30-plus points, tied for the most in the National Basketball Association.

Wizards coach Brooks said: "It was the first game all year I had a White Claw". "I wanted to enjoy it".

Westbrook has missed six games while trying to ease his way into the season but was also out while the Wizards team was unavailable due to COVID-19. While the final sequence appeared to be the apex of the Nets' breakdown, Irving said that Harris' turnover and the subsequent 3 were a "microcosm" of the issues that plagued Brooklyn all night.

It took more time than expected because of a nagging injury, but maybe things are starting to look up for the team with the worst record in the National Basketball Association.

"It's a tough night when you're giving up that many points, and it's a tough night when you're not particularly doing the little things that could create some separation down the stretch".

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