Wizards 107, Nets 113: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Wizards 107, Nets 113: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Wizards 107, Nets 113: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Washington Wizards (11-11) play against the Brooklyn Nets (11-11) at Barclays Center

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday November 30, 2022

Washington Wizards 107, Brooklyn Nets 113 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Critical win before this long road trip, Lakers now 8-12 at the quarter mark of the season…
Next 6 games on the road (Bucks, Wizards, Cavs, Raptors, Sixers & Pistons)…We’ll find out a lot about this Lakers team over the next couple of weeks – 1:18 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It’s the best.”
Devin Booker on going for 51 in 31 minutes of #Suns win vs. #Bulls before sellout crowd of 17,071.
Most points ever by Suns player in this arena.
Gilbert Arenas has arena record of 54 Dec. 22, 2006 in 48 minutes in Wizards win to snap Suns 15-game win streak. pic.twitter.com/m0HbzkwyfH12:58 AM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Jayson Tatum leapfrogs SGA, Steph and Luka with his 49 Wednesday.
He and Kevin Durant go head-to-head Sunday night in Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/U7p9DXq3DX12:03 AM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Throw it DOWN, Shaedon Sharpe 💪
pic.twitter.com/esn9uDQidz11:50 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
[it’s a day of the week that ends in ‘y’]
shaedon sharpe:
pic.twitter.com/qv7TL0Sud111:44 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch: “I told the guys in Washington that it had only been five days prior that we probably played one of our best games of the year in Indianapolis. That’s how quickly things change in the league. Games come so fast, you can play right in and right out of rhythm quickly.” – 11:43 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Russ needed to redeem himself after paying zero attention to Sharpe and allowing that putback dunk. A buzzer-beating three to end the half was indeed a nice gesture. AK – 11:38 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
sharpe, ja, zion, and ant can you please enter the dunk contest – 11:38 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Just weeks after Kevin Durant broke Wizards C Daniel Gafford’s ankles with a nasty hesitation-crossover-pullup combo, he had the remainder of the Wizards’ starters on skates. nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…11:38 PM
Jabari Davis @JabariDavisNBA
also, where are those Shaedon Sharpe clips because MY GOODNESS – 11:38 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
The press row rules regarding no cheering during games went out the window on that Shaedon Sharpe dunk.
I let out an, “ooohhhhh my god!” lol – 11:38 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
this kid Shaedon Sharpe is going to take off one of these days and just never come back down
https://t.co/YK7M0kBlx8 pic.twitter.com/XL2viPjlnF11:37 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL got a buzzer-beating 3 from Westbrook to allow a 66-62 halftime lead, just seconds after an incredible put-back dunk from POR rookie Shaedon Sharpe shook the building. – 11:37 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russ with a three at the buzzer after Sharpe had an awesome dunk coming out of nowhere for a putback. Fun final minutes of the half after a sleepy start. Lakers up 66-62. – 11:36 PM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
I’m sitting right behind the Blazers basket – Shaedon Sharpe, man – 11:35 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
SHAEDON SHARPE WITH THE HAMMER!!!!! – 11:35 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Shaedon Sharpe shook Staples Center – 11:35 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Shaedon Sharpe – 11:35 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The only players in NBA history to score 50+ points on 80% shooting or better:
Wilt Chamberlain
Michael Jordan
Kyrie Irving
Jamal Murray
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Karl Malone
Dana Barros
Adrian Dantley
Bernard King
Devin Booker – 11:21 PM
Kevin Durant @KDTrey5
49, 8-12 from Tracy is ridiculous Jayson Tatum. It’s a lot of cookin goin on in this league man. – 11:19 PM
Kevin Durant @KDTrey5
20-25 is Fuckin ridiculous Devin Booker. – 11:16 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
50-point games without missing more than 5 shots since 1995:
Kyrie (2x)
Giannis
Murray
Book pic.twitter.com/zepQgTH27e11:13 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker three previous 50-point games:
70 on 3-24-17 at Boston (Lost 130-120)
59 on 3-25-19 at Utah (L 125-92)
50 on 3-27-19 vs. Washington (L 124-121)
Looks like this one will end in victory. Has 51, #Suns up 20 with 6:02 left. – 11:09 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL recovered from a 17-6 deficit to take a 24-22 lead out of the 1st Q.
T. Bryant, who shot over 40% from 3 in consecutive years in Washington (on 2.0 attempts per game), hit his first 3 of the season (just his 2nd attempt in 6 games), and Gabriel added 2 FT’s to close the 1st. – 11:07 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Booker with 4-50pt games. He had 70 at Boston. 59 against Utah and 50 against Washington and now 51 against the Bulls. – 11:07 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
45 points last time out, 39 tonight.
@Kevin Durant is rollin’ 🔥 pic.twitter.com/bXvUjEVRTu11:03 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Sharpe needs to just keep shooting. Feels like the recent slump has gotten into his head but he’s getting good looks. They’ll fall again eventually. – 10:59 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Vaughn on KD: “Sometimes I have to make sure I don’t take him for granted. The fact that he shows up every single day, he’s ready to work, he’s ready to listen, he’s ready to be a great teammate.” – 10:57 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD said he’s had a “a couple” shooting stretches like this in his career. “They come and go. I can’t go into games expecting that if I don’t put the work in, prepare the right way, that I’ll make every shot, so I can’t get comfortable right now that I’m shooting the ball solid” – 10:53 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD said he is playing ‘carefree basketball’ right now “I think that’s the best way to play. Sometimes when you want to win too much, you get in your own way. You distract yourself or you worry about the results too much. So I just try to focus on each process and each possesion” – 10:50 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Jacque Vaughn on coaching Kevin Durant:
“Sometimes I have to make sure I don’t take it for granted.” pic.twitter.com/zdjyMC1rm010:47 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
KD has made 44 of his last 64. When he was asked if he ever had a stretch like this, he responded: “Yeah.” pic.twitter.com/xWPKGRrtKq10:40 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant doesn’t want to put too much on T.J. Warren for his return but is excited to have him back. Knows Warren has had a long road back. – 10:37 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jaylen Brown says his neck feels better but it’s still a little stiff. He says he thinks he jerked it the wrong way against Washington and described it as kind of a whiplash situation where everything locked up. – 10:34 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kyrie said he put countless hours into his craft over the summer, so it was difficult to be thrown out of rhythm by the suspension.
“But that’s part of life.”
Said it’s been tough re-acclimating, but his mindset stays the same. Wants to be more efficient offensively. – 10:31 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
If there was a key to the game tonight, it was the Wizards’ FT shooting (23/34). But I wonder if Barclays Center’s theatre-style lighting threw them off a bit. Entering tonight, Nets opponents were shooting a league-worst 70.3% there. The next worst opponent FT%: 73.8% in Philly. – 10:29 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards have been a very different team on the road this season and those problems continued in a loss to the Nets.
5 takeaways: nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…10:26 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
A well deserved 126-108 loss for the Raptors in New Orleans and off to Brooklyn for Friday – 10:21 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Zion tonight:
33 PTS
10 REB
5 AST
4 STL
2 BLK
12-15 FG
The last player with that statline or better on 80 FG% was Ben Simmons. pic.twitter.com/8iBmhr2Uip10:21 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Jacque Vaughn says Kevin Durant playing 38 minutes is “not ideal” but we know how that goes.
The fewer minutes KD plays, the worse off the Nets historically tend to be. – 10:18 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Jacque Vaughn on KD’s minutes load:
“It’s not ideal… We are behind the scenes talking about what the stretch looks like beyond this. So it’s on our mind.”
Durant is leading the league in minutes this season. – 10:18 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jacque Vaughn said with no Ben Simmons he had to adjust the rotations to always have Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on the court tonight. Has to without Simmons. – 10:14 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Jacque Vaughn on KD:
“Sometimes I have to make sure I don’t take him for granted.”
I’m sure most Nets fans can agree, JV. – 10:14 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kristaps Porzingis last 2 games
Career-high 41 points
Career-high 19 rebounds – 10:12 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: The Nets win their fifth straight home game (dating back to 11/9 vs. New York) with a 113-107 victory over Washington.
This is Brooklyn’s third straight win and the Nets’ sixth win in their last eight games overall. – 10:11 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
One game after setting a career-high for scoring, Kristaps Porzingis set a career-high with 19 rebounds tonight in the Wizards’ loss to the Nets. – 10:09 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
final from Barclays Center.
#DCAboveAll | @Ticketmaster pic.twitter.com/NB4xXaPhYZ10:07 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
New Bullet Points podcast episode alert: @Fred Katz of @The Athletic joins me for a deep dive into the Wizards’ season so far. Listen through the links below.
Spotify: open.spotify.com/episode/6yGiDB…
Apple: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fre…10:07 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
KD’s last 4 games:
➖ 39 points | 13-20 FG
➖ 45 points | 19-24 FG
➖ 31 points | 12-20 FG
➖ 36 points | 15-31 FG
Nets are above .500 for the first time this season. pic.twitter.com/hASBSJXvUX10:05 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards lose to the Nets, 113-107. They are now 3-7 on the road compared to 8-4 at home.
The Wizards have lost 4 straight on the road, while winning 6 of their last 7 at home. Two very different teams. – 10:04 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Final: Nets 113, Wizards 107
Porzingis: 27 pts., 19 rebs., 2 blocks
Beal: 25 pts., 5 rebs., 6 assts.
Kuzma: 25 pts., 4 rebs., 3 assts.
Durant: 39 pts., 5 rebs., 5 assts.
Free throws: Nets 24/26, Wizards 23/24
3-pointers: Nets 11/26, Wizards 6/24 – 10:04 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
That’s three in a row for the Nets.
KD finishes with 39 points, five rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes. He was 13-for-20 from the field and 11-for-11 from the free throw line. – 10:03 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Final: Nets 113, Wizards 107
Durant: 39 points, 13/20 shooting
Irving: 27 pts, 9/21 shooting
Harris: 14 pts, 4/6 from three
Another huge KD game. Joe Harris comes alive from three. Two massive hustle plays from Royce down the stretch.
Nets over .500 for the 1st time this year. – 10:03 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
KD tonight:
39 PTS
5 REB
5 AST
4th consecutive 30/5/5 game. pic.twitter.com/zx0eq49Tyz10:03 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets beat the Wizards 113-107 to improve to 12-11, their first time over. 500 this season. They’ve won three straight. All have been ugly, but they’re wins. KD had 39, Kyrie added 27, Joe Harris with 14 on four 3s. Raptors come to town Friday. I expect T.J. Warren to play. – 10:03 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nets helping off Corey Kispert for absolutely no reason and giving up a three there is in line with the majority of this season.
They continue to make mistakes that you just cannot have. – 9:56 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
It’s just hard for a Porzingis-anchored defense to guard a team like the Nets when they can downsize, spread the floor and neutralize his size on the other end by digging into him physically. Wiz have tried a lot to compensate, but junk defenses only take you so far. – 9:54 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Clara Wu Tsai and seatmate Jay Z loved that sequence. #Nets9:51 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Royce O’Neale battles for two offensive boards. Both lead to threes.
Phenomenal hustle when it matters most. Nets lead by 11 with 2:14 remaining. – 9:51 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie adds to the 3 party. Nets up 105-94 with 2:14 left. That should do it. – 9:51 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Whammy’s become the Nets best defender – 9:50 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Massive three by Joe Harris off an offensive rebound to push the lead to 10.
2:52 remaining. – 9:50 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Big 3 from Joe Harris to put the Nets up 10. He’s 4-for-6 from deep tonight. – 9:50 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kevin Durant is 44-for-63 from the field over his last three games.
That’s 69.8%. Unbelievable consistency. – 9:46 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The two key stats tonight, with 4:09 remaining in the fourth quarter and Brooklyn leading Washington 99-91:
Free throws: Brooklyn 18/20, Washington 19/29
3-pointers: Brooklyn 9/24, Washington 4/19 – 9:45 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nets took an 8-point lead with Kyrie, Harris, O’Neale, Durant, Claxton in the game.
Cam Thomas at the scorers table. Jacque Vaughn jumping up and down screaming at the refs for a timeout.
Color me confused. – 9:45 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nic Claxton’s perimeter defense tonight has been outstanding.
Recurring theme this year. – 9:44 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Bruce Brown just becoming a legit three-point shooter makes me question a lot about both the Pistons and Nets. – 9:43 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards-Nets game summary: whistle, whistle, whistle – 9:43 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
They’ve been digging into KP’s lower body all night, I’d be annoyed too. – 9:41 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Wizards shooting 19-for-29 from the free throw line tonight, or 66 percent. Just beneath the Barclays Center average of 70 this year. #TheWhammyEffect9:41 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Longest streaks with 30+ points, five or more rebounds and five or more assists in franchise history:
4 straight – Kevin Durant – active
4 straight – Kevin Durant – Dec. 2021
4 straight – James Harden – Dec. 2021 – Jan. 2022 – 9:39 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Wiz playing OK but the other team has better shotmakers and can stretch Porzingis out – 9:34 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
gaff goin’ to work on both ends of the floor 🥶 pic.twitter.com/2umr5OlLq29:32 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant checks back in with 7:27 left and the Nets up seven. Assume he’s in til its over. Would put him at 36 minutes. – 9:32 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
KD heading to the scorers table with 7:42 left to play. – 9:31 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Wainright checking in for Craig.
Washington only played 13 total minutes in the last two games after averaging a little more than that over 7 games.
Both guys playing well right now. Tough to get minutes on this team even when a few key guys are out. – 9:30 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Big-time stepback and-one from Kyrie Irving.
Nets had a fantastic defensive possession prior. – 9:27 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
It’s a low bar but this is now two straight games where Gafford has given the Wizards something closer to the solid play they need from him. – 9:27 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
30/5/5 in each of the past four games.
He is him. pic.twitter.com/o8cIbLUpDR9:26 PM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Kyrie or Seth gotta do something – 9:23 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Wizards are 12/19 (63.2%) from the free-throw line. pic.twitter.com/73wHKCwj0A9:21 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
More from @BKN_NETSPR: Longest streaks with 30+ points, five or more rebounds and five or more assists in franchise history:
4 straight – Kevin Durant – active
4 straight – Kevin Durant – Dec. 2021
4 straight – James Harden – Dec. 2021 – Jan. 2022 – 9:21 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
final frame. let’s work.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/b0W1H3olP19:21 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: Kevin Durant (31 points, five rebounds, five assists) has recorded 30/5/5 in each of his last four games, matching a career-best streak.
He previously recorded 30/5/5 in four straight games in Dec. 2021, Nov. 2018 and March 2016. – 9:20 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Jacque Vaughn is rolling with Cam Thomas to start the 4th for the second-straight game.
Nets are limited right now, but that’s once again a questionable decision. – 9:20 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
KD (31 points, five rebounds, five assists) has recorded 30/5/5 in each of his last four games, matching a career-best streak. – 9:20 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Wizards 80-77. Sluggish third quarter for the Nets’ offense. KD has 31. Next highest scorer is Kyrie with 12 points. Nets getting outscored in the paint by 16 and in second-chance points by 10. – 9:18 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Durant has 31 points at the end of three, but the Nets are leading by just three points. – 9:17 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Some Kevin Durant history being made:
KD (31 points, five rebounds, five assists) has recorded 30/5/5 in each of his last four games, matching a career-best streak.
He previously recorded 30/5/5 in four straight games in Dec. 2021, Nov. 2018 and March 2016. – 9:17 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Cam Thomas – Seth Curry pairing is just… I can’t even find the word to describe that defense. – 9:16 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Kevin Durant playing center at 34 years old – 9:14 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant gets a wide-open three off a pocket pass from Seth Curry and drains it.
I can probably count on three fingers the number of times KD has gotten an uncontested three this season.
Nets lead 78-72. – 9:14 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
The sound the Barclays Center just made when Cam Thomas took that 3 needs to be bottled up and saved for all eternity. – 9:13 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
For those confused about the frequent 3-guard lineups:
Just remember that reports over the summer said Nets often viewed Edmond Sumner as a wing.
Whether you agree with that assessment is a different story. – 9:13 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Cam Thomas just isn’t offering anything out there. His lack of a three-point shot limits him so much in an off-ball role.
Really tough when your playing time is so erratic, but it’s evident right now. – 9:08 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
A 73 point Pelicans half
Yeah, 73 points
Raptors down 26 and it’s about time to look to Friday in Brooklyn – 9:05 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija’s cuts to the basket have been more frequent and forceful lately. He finishes a pass from Kyle Kuzma with a dunk which he said he is trying to do more of.
pic.twitter.com/DUqUDob3oW9:05 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
kuz with the dime 💰
deni with the dunk 😤 pic.twitter.com/nrdBohAbUu9:04 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
double-double for @Kristaps Porzingis 🫡
📊 21 PTS & 12 REB so far tonight. pic.twitter.com/pPpItqsQZw9:02 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“EASY. MONEY. SNIPER.”
KD makin’ it look easy 🪣🎯
pic.twitter.com/rbYnqC56Yv9:02 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kristaps Porzingis told official Mousa Dagher, ‘wake up man’ twice earning himself a tech 😂 – 9:01 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nic Claxton is so good defending in space.
I feel like it’s underrated how big of an asset that is. – 8:58 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Cam Thomas checking in for the 1st time. – 8:56 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
This date in Nets history:
Nets beat the Knicks 104-103 in their first ever meeting (1976).
Tiny Archibald leads the way with 34 points. Super John Williamson drops 24. – 8:53 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
halfway through in Brooklyn.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/DZvfEm2UPw8:39 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The #Nets lead the #Wizards 57-53 at the break. Kevin Durant has 21 points on efficient 8-of-11 shooting, while Joe Harris is 3-of-4 from deep. – 8:38 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
That’s the third 40-point quarter for the Pelicans this season.
– at Brooklyn – 40p in 3Q
– vs. Dallas – 40p in 1Q – 8:38 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards go into halftime down 57-53 to the Nets. Porzingis has 15, Beal has 14 and Kuzma has 13. KD has 21 pts. – 8:38 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant has 21 at the half, and the Nets are up, 57-53, over the Wizards. Beal, Kuzma and Porzingis have combined for 42 points. Nets look disjointed when KD isn’t on the floor. Harris has 11, Irving has 9.
Assists: BKN 15, WSH 8
Rebounds: WSH 22, BKN 18 – 8:38 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Half: Nets 57, Wizards 53
Durant: 21 pts, 8/11 shooting
Harris: 11 pts, 3/4 from three
Irving: 9 pts, 4/9 shooting
Sumner: 8 pts, 2/3 from three
KD is on another level. Porzingis (15), Beal (14), and Kuzma (13) carrying the load for Washington. – 8:38 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Nets lead the Wizards 57-53. Kevin Durant has 21, Joe Harris with 11 and 3-for-4 from 3. Maybe he can get going. Ed Sumner with a pair of 3s, too. Wizards getting more second-chance opportunities and points down low. – 8:37 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD already has 21 points –16 of which came in 1st quarter. The offense isn’t the issue for the Nets though. The problem is they get far too comfortable in a lot of these games just going basket for basket against whichever team they’re playing that night. Same story against Wiz. – 8:36 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
It has been a battle. The Capital City Go-Go lead the Maine Celtics 80-78 at the end of 3.
Vernon Carey Jr leads the team at 16, Jordan Schakel has 15, Kris Dunn with 13 and Devon Dotson is in double figures as well with 10. – 8:36 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Edmond Sumner 2/3 from deep.
Just hit a big one to execute the 2 for 1. – 8:36 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
KD looks to pass too much on the break sometimes.
He’s got so much length. Better off just taking it himself in some of these spots. – 8:35 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
the shake, the spin, and the score pic.twitter.com/VGMFKwP9ih8:33 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Bradley Beal has found open lanes to the basket off miscommunication by the Nets defense multiple times in the 1st half.
@Drew Gooden called this ‘Air BnB’ 😂pic.twitter.com/KFd04UwpGl8:32 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Edmond Sumner is having a tough time on these pick and rolls defensively. – 8:32 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija mystified by a foul call, drink pic.twitter.com/vfJsafTg688:31 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant is cooking, again, and the Nets are starting to get some separation. Gets the mid-range to fall against Deni Avdija and the foul. Nets lead by eight, he’s up to 19. – 8:31 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
the runway is clear for takeoff 🛫 pic.twitter.com/A3Gju38VMy8:31 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
My goodness KD is locked in. – 8:31 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Rough start for Seth Curry.
Just hit the side of the backboard on a corner three. He’s 0/3 from the field with a few turnovers. – 8:30 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Can’t lose sight of Clax 👀 pic.twitter.com/1z72bzCTmS8:29 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
After Joe Harris had a 17-point outing last game – albeit still cold from outside – he’s hit 3-of-4 from deep tonight. #Nets8:29 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
🚨🚨 Joe Harris 3/4 from three 🚨🚨 – 8:28 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
🚨🚨 Joe Harris 3/3 from three 🚨🚨 – 8:28 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant and Edmond Sumner have left Bradley Beal wide open on pick and rolls twice this quarter.
Cannot happen. – 8:28 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
An icon as big as Jay-Z was revolutionary for Brooklyn, but his days helping the Nets has also proven to be instructive for subsequent basketball ambassadors like @Drake and the OVO brand… pic.twitter.com/M7a937R5Cd8:24 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Royce O’Neale looking like John Stockton out here.
Almost said Steve Nash… – 8:22 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Royce O’Neale has been off from three lately. 1/11 in last three games including tonight.
But working hard on KP in the post and just found Nic Claxton with a great pass on a roll. – 8:19 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
An icon as big as Hov was revolutionary for Brooklyn, but his days helping the Nets has also proven to be instructive for subsequent basketball ambassadors like @Drake and the OVO brand… – 8:18 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kyle Kuzma is really good at basketball – 8:16 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Bro, Tatum has 26, and the 2Q isn’t even halfway done yet – 8:15 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets have used 3 of their seven timeouts so far, with Jacque Vaughn calling a timeout 33 seconds into the second quarter after Monte Morris gets to the rim for an easy layup.
Probably the starkest contrast between Steve Nash & Vaughn. JV doesn’t play around with timeouts. – 8:12 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Jacque Vaughn clearly frustrated and calls timeout after Nets give up a layup on the first defensive possession of the 2nd. – 8:11 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
📊 q1 numbers:
@Kristaps Porzingis 8 PTS, 6 REB
@Kyle Kuzma 8 PTS, 3 REB
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/5pgdxJG2c88:11 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Dang. Kevin Durant has 16 points and the Nets lead Washington, 29-28, at the end of the first. I guess he didn’t need much time to recover from his 45 point performance Monday. – 8:10 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
It’s 29-28 Nets at the end of the 1st. Kevin Durant has 16 pts already. Wiz are 0-3 3PT with 4 TOs, but lead 20-8 in paint points. – 8:10 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
16pts in the 1st qtr by Kevin Durant! That marks the most points tallied by a Net in a first quarter this season. – 8:10 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant has 16 first-quarter points, but the Nets are only up 1 entering the second.
Nets 29, Wizards 28
Wizards shooting 6/10 from 3PT range VS 3/6 from Brooklyn. Beal, Porzingis and Kuzma combined for 23 of WSH 28 points. Kyrie Irving played 6 min in 11. KD played all 12 – 8:09 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets lead the Wizards 29-28. Markieff Morris with a Eurostep layup to beat the buzzer. Kevin Durant has 16 points, Ed Sumner has five. KD’s 16 are the most tallied by a Net in the first quarter this season. Wizards feasting in the paint 20-8 points wise. – 8:09 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
End Q1: Nets 29, Wizards 28
Kevin Durant: 16 points, 6/9 shooting
Everyone not named Kevin Durant: 12 points, 5/14 shooting – 8:08 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Jordan Goodwin continues to show flashes as a play-maker. He has a really good feel for the game on both ends of the floor. pic.twitter.com/XVILyYJSyS8:07 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Markieff Morris is playing some really bad basketball right now.
Just blatantly shoved Porzingis with Washington in the bonus. – 8:06 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
sooo KD hasn’t cooled down since Monday – 8:06 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Clax block on one end
KD bucket on the other pic.twitter.com/pPQQpPkwla8:04 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Markieff Morris misses an easy layup and gets beat backdoor for a dunk on the other end.
Then has to tie his shoe and forces a timeout.
Rough stretch for Kieff. – 8:00 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kevin Durant has already made like three shots tonight where I’m not sure how much better the Wizards could have defended them. He has 14 pts in 8 min on 5-7 FG. – 7:59 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Markieff Morris in for Nic Claxton to close the 1st. – 7:59 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant has 14 of the Nets’ first 23 points.
The MVP chants are starting.
Durant 14, Wizards 15, rest of Nets 9 – 7:58 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant is on fire once again.
14 points
5/7 shooting
3:50 left in the 1st. – 7:58 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Ed Sumner and Seth Curry were Vaughn’s first two subs tonight. – 7:56 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
In a back and forth first half the Capital City Go-Go trail the Maine Celtics 53-57.
Vernon Carey Jr leads the team with 10 and Jordan Schakel has 9. – 7:56 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Edmond Sumner hits an early corner three for his first shot. – 7:55 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
How good is Kyle Kuzma playing right now? This good. pic.twitter.com/JDPsdjDUZK7:53 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Nets: Kevin Durant’s got 7 early points but the Wizards are only down 2 and have taken 3 more shots than Brooklyn. – 7:51 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nets are doing a good job of battling Kristaps Porzingis in the post so far.
Royce O’Neale drawing that assignment a bunch on switches early. Down low is where he’s most effective defensively.
Still a tough matchup. – 7:51 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
KD picking up right where he left off. 7 points on 3/3 shooting to start this one. – 7:49 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Joe Harris just has zero lift on his drives this season.
So much different from years past. Joe was one of the top finishers in the league in 2020-21. – 7:46 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Not surprisingly, Kristaps Porzingis is getting a lot of double teams from the Nets, coming off his career-high 41 pts the other night. – 7:46 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Joe Harris knocks down a three on his first shot of the game. – 7:42 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Noticeable applause for Deni Avdija from the Brooklyn crowd during pregame intros.
Avdija is currently the NBA’s only Jewish player. – 7:38 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
tipoff on the way. tap in on @NBCSWashington. 📺
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/Cpjr9TOZZ87:25 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Barclays. Nets-Wizards tip shortly. Nets going for three in a row. Jacque Vaughn facing his former assistant Wes Unseld Jr. Updates to come. – 7:24 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
📍 Barclays Center
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/tm9x5ojFEu7:20 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Team Japan linking up in Brooklyn 🤝🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/LMB6LnbTlY7:11 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Johnny Davis went up for a block and grabbed his left thigh area after being hit. He went back to the lockerroom. Will update if I get any details. – 7:09 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Joe Harris starts in place of Ben Simmons alongside Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Royce O’Neale and Nic Claxton tonight against the Wizards. #Nets7:01 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters vs. Washington: Irving, Harris, Durant, O’Neale and Claxton – 7:01 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
our starting five wrapped.
#DCAboveAll | @MedStarHealth pic.twitter.com/HMprrJIBXK7:00 PM

NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
Kyle Kuzma thinks the Lakers would’ve won back-to-back if it wasn’t for injuries.
Thoughts? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/a2fx9FO8KW6:06 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Tonight’s starters for the Capital City Go-Go
• Jordan Schakel
• Isaiah Todd
• Vernon Carey Jr
• Johnny Davis
• Devon Dotson – 5:52 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Jacque Vaughn said Ben Simmons was grabbing the back of his knee Monday and the injury wound up being diagnosed as the upper calf.
Same knee Simmons had been tending to earlier in the season. – 5:49 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Ben Simmons will miss at least the next three games with a left lateral upper calf strain.
➡️ https://t.co/5o2U7VnXjq pic.twitter.com/QPp8k8V4Qq5:45 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ben Simmons to miss at least next three games as #Nets‘ injury woes continue nypost.com/2022/11/30/net… via @nypostsports teammate @MarkWSanchez5:44 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Nets centers since trading Jarrett Allen:
➖Nic Claxton
➖Day’Ron Sharpe
➖LaMarcus Aldridge
➖Andre Drummond
➖Blake Griffin
➖DeAndre Jordan
➖Norvel Pelle – 5:43 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Ben Simmons and Jacque Vaughn having a chat during pregame warmups. Simmons is out at least three games with a muscle strain. pic.twitter.com/11LnGBnGmZ5:36 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
dripmas time in the city ❄️
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/7OPPyHMH3p5:18 PM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
PMers: The Wizards hit the quarter mark of the regular season in playoff position. But they’ve slipped from the top-10 level defense they had just a week ago. To get back, they’ll need to lean into Kristaps Porzingis, at both ends. In @TheAthletic: bit.ly/3ip51UN5:10 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nets say Ben Simmons will miss at least the next three games with a calf strain.
Yuta Watanabe will be reassessed in a week after imaging on his hamstring remained consistent. – 4:58 PM
Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
No Ben Simmons for Nets on Friday when they host Toronto. Out next three games with injury. – 4:53 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Ben Simmons diagnosed with calf strain and will miss next3 games Nets say. – 4:52 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nets also say the results of Yuta Watanabe’s MRI on his hamstring on Monday came back ‘consistent’ with the one taken last week. He will be out for at least another week. – 4:52 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets also say Ben Simmons has been diagnosed with a left lateral upper calf strain. He will miss the next three games and be reassessed following. – 4:51 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets say Yuta Watanabe had an MRI on his strained right hamstring on Monday, the results of which were consistent with the previous one. As he is still experiencing awareness with the hamstring, he will continue to receive treatment and be reassessed in a week. – 4:50 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets injury updates:
Ben Simmons (lateral left upper calf strain) OUT at least the next 3 games
Yuta Watanabe (strained right hamstring) OUT at least a week – 4:50 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nets say Ben Simmons has been diagnosed with a left lateral upper calf strain. He will miss at least the next three games and will be reassessed after that. – 4:50 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets injury updates 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/bPl7FdRqr34:49 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Nets star Ben Simmons has a muscle strain in his leg and is expected to miss a few games, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Simmons has battled through ailments the past few weeks, most recently soreness/swelling in knee, and was in the midst of his best play this season. – 4:48 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets upgrade, David Duke Jr. to available for tonight’s game and downgrade Day’Ron Sharpe to out. Both had a non-Covid illness. – 4:22 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
lookin’ at tonight’s matchup by the numbers 🔢
#DCAboveAll | @Amtrak pic.twitter.com/UlZdQDF0Xi4:19 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Updates to the Status Report for tonight’s game vs. Washington:
Duke Jr. (non-Covid illness) – AVAILABLE
Sharpe (non-Covid illness) – OUT – 4:17 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
I’ll be talking Wizards with @granthpaulsen and @funnydanny in a few moments on @1067theFan. Listen in… – 4:02 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
WNBA schedules just dropped.
The Washington Mystics will open the season at home Friday, May 19, against the New York Liberty at 7:00 pm. – 3:15 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
runnin’ back the tape on our Qatar World Cup Celebration ⏮️
🎟️ grab free tickets for our World Cup Watch Party on December 18th, presented by @QatarEmbassyUSA → https://t.co/6hDL0PO5kb pic.twitter.com/TfgmB4swJj3:01 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Celebrating 10 years in Brooklyn in style
💎 @aviandco pic.twitter.com/bylR8BzT5D3:00 PM

TJ Warren @TonyWarrenJr
Same outfit a couple days. – 2:51 PM
Sarah Kustok @sarahkustok
Killer K & the @Brooklyn Nets host @Washington Wizards tonight on @YESNetwork
Coverage starts at 7p #NETSonYES pic.twitter.com/HssgnCtjUg2:42 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Catch the latest episode of Tattoo Talk with @Nick Richards 👇
@Cincoro | #LetsFly2:04 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Herb, Herb and more Herb!
I joined the Hoop Collective this week w/ @Brian Windhorst and @Marc J. Spears to talk Pelicans and we ended spending a bunch of time on Herbert Keyshawn Jones.
Also, some NBA Academy talk and… do the Wizards have a Big 3?
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bri…2:04 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Shai Alexander-Gilchrist in November:
31 PPG
5 RPG
6 APG
51 FG%
Only one other Thunder has finished a month averaging 30/5/5 on 50% shooting — Kevin Durant. pic.twitter.com/RA8mqcw5oP1:36 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
ICYMI: #Nets‘ Kevin Durant knows simple answer for 3-point shooting struggles nypost.com/2022/11/29/net… via @nypostsports1:35 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
sit back, relax, and enjoy the best hoops from the squad in november 🫡
#DCAboveAll | @Energix_US pic.twitter.com/TFJvMJxUMW1:31 PM

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