Wizards Able to Hold Off Late Brooklyn Charge, Nets Drop 10th Straight Game, 113-112

The Wizards Held off The Charge Late by Brooklyn, 113-112

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

In what turned out to be a whirlwind day in the NBA and for the Wizards, they turned the game into a whirlwind finish sending the Nets to their 10th straight loss, 113-112.

Kyle Kuzma had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, something the Wizards have been missing since the departure of Russell Westbrook in the off-season.

Raul Neto scored a season-high 21 points in his first start of the season, and reserve Anthony Gill had a career-high 15 points for the Wizards, who took control at the end of a scoreless third quarter from Irving and hung on in the closing seconds.

Tonight’s game was another down to wire game that showed the Nets were never quitting on their line-up tonight and it was the double team on Kyrie that proved too much at the end.

Irving scored 31 points as the only star on the Nets’ makeshift roster as Brooklyn’s season-worst skid extended to 10 games. Cam Thomas added 27 points.

The Wizards hope to have Porzingis in uniform on Saturday night. He was part of the Wizards busy day at the trade deadline that sent Spencer Dinwiddie, Davis Bertans to Dallas, Montrezl Harrell to Charlotte and Aaron Holiday to Phoenix.

Hopefully Porzingis will bring the Wizards some much needed long combos of big and scoring that they have been missing with Bertans going cold this season from long range.

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