Nets drop 11th straight game with overtime loss to Wizards

Bradley Beal scored 31 points, John Wall added 23 points and 12 assists, and Otto Porter Jr. had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Washington Wizards sent the Brooklyn Nets to their 11th straight loss with a 114-110 overtime victory Wednesday night.

Jason Smith scored 15 points and Marcin Gortat added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Wizards, who won for the eighth time in their last nine games.

Bojan Bogdanovic led the Nets with 21 points. Brook Lopez, who finished with 20 points, fouled out with 1:20 left in regulation as Brooklyn dropped its 13th in a row at home.

Porter’s two free throws with 1:21 left in overtime snapped a 107-107 tie and gave the Wizards the lead for good.

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Bradley Beale torches the Nets for 31 points.

Bradley Beale torches the Nets for 31 points.

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The Nets pulled within three points at 113-110 on Randy Foye’s free throw with 7.5 seconds left.

After Wall stepped out of bounds in the backcourt with 6.1 seconds remaining, the Nets had a chance to tie it. But, Bogdanovic’s 3-point attempt was off and Wall’s free throw with 2.9 seconds left clinched the victory.

Bogdanovic had tied the game at 100 on a driving layup with 41 seconds left in regulation. The game went to overtime when Wall was called for an offensive foul with less than a second remaining.

John Wall finishes with 23 poitns and 12 assists to hand to the Nets their 11th straight loss.

John Wall finishes with 23 poitns and 12 assists to hand to the Nets their 11th straight loss.

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Washington led 31-22 after the first quarter and increased its lead to 13 on several occasions in the second before settling for a 59-49 advantage at halftime.

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The Nets kept creeping closer and eventually pulled to within two, 74-72, on Justin Hamilton’s 3-pointer with 1:36 left in the third quarter.

The Wizards responded by scoring the last five points of the third and the first five of the fourth to re-open an 84-72 lead.

The Nets then went on a 17-5 run and tied the games on Lopez’s short putback with 2:32 left.

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