NJN 20 11 22 21 74
Was 21 30 14 24 89
Date of game: 2/8/2013

Recap: Washington vs. Brooklyn

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Nene poured in 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to an 89-74 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

Nene had half of his points during a dominant second quarter, when the Wizards held a 30-11 scoring advantage. John Wall added 15 points and nine assists and Martell Webster dropped in 16 points for the Wizards, who have won three straight games for just the second time all season.

"We are finally trusting each other and playing hard. We are really going strong on the defensive end and moving the ball to make big time shots," Wall said.

Deron Williams scored 20 points, Joe Johnson scored 14 and Brook Lopez added 13, but the trio finished just 16-for-43 from the field.

The Nets fell to a team with a record below .500 for just the second time this season.

The Nets kept it close over the first 12 minutes, trailing by no more than four in the period, and went into the second frame down 21-20.

Washington, though, opened the second on a 16-1 run to take a 37-21 lead. Webster's trey at the 2:50 mark pushed the spread over 20 at 45-24, and the Wizards took a 51-31 lead into the break. The Nets shot 4-of-22 from the field in the second quarter.

"We just didn't have that continuity, we weren't on the same page," Johnson said of the second quarter. "They made a run and we couldn't bounce back from it for whatever reason."

Brooklyn made up ground in the third, outscoring Washington 22-14 in the quarter, to go into the final stage trailing 66-53. The Nets scored 11 points off of six Wizards' turnovers and held Washington to just 33.3 percent (6- for-18) shooting from the floor in the period.

The Nets managed to cut the deficit to 11, 69-58, early in the fourth, but Webster buried a trey to ignite a 20-13 swing.

Game Notes

Washington has won eight of its last nine games at Verizon Center ... The Nets are 18-2 against teams below .500 ... Brooklyn fell to 15-7 under interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo ... The Nets struggled shooting all night, going 25-for-76 (32.9 percent) from the field, 5-for-18 (27.8 percent) from 3-point range. They were a dismal 19-for-32 (59.4 percent) from the free throw line.

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