Saturday, March 9, 2013

Nets Breeze Past Wizards

The Washington Wizards had split two meetings with the Brooklyn Nets this season, prior to their Friday night contest at the Barclays Center. For the Wizards, it was their first trip to the new arena in Brooklyn. Washington was handicapped with the absence of Bradley Beal, who remained sidelined with a sprained ankle he suffered in last Sundays win over the Sixers in D.C.

Without their standout rookie, the Wizards fell behind 59-33 going into the half. Nets point guard Deron Williams set an NBA record with 9 three-pointers in the first half.

Despite outscoring the Nets 25-15 in the 3rd quarter, Washington just couldn't quite get back in the ball game, and fell to Brooklyn by a score of 95-78.

The Nets were led by Williams, who finished with a season-high 42 points, including 11 three-pointers.

Nets point guard Deron Williams set an NBA record with 9 three-pointers in the first half, as Brooklyn defeated the Washington Wizards 95-78. (Photo by Debby Wong- USA TODAY Sports)
John Wall paced the Wizards with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Nene and Kevin Seraphin contributed 11 points a piece.