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Wizards Fall Just Short to Brooklyn in Overtime, 122-119


Dennis Schroder Has Been a Menace for Many Seasons to the Wizards, Tonight He Helped Propel Brooklyn to a 122-119 Win, Snapping the Wizards 3 Game Winning Streak

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

There have been quite a few games this season that were games the Wizards should have won, this was one of them tonight.  So many chances, so few things actually worked out in overtime against Brooklyn tonight and the Nets escaped in the final seconds with a 112-119 victory.

Cam Thomas scored 38 points and hit two clutch baskets to seal the deal for the Nets and this was after missing two free throws that left the Wizards 4.3 seconds to inbound and try for a miracle shot that was turned over at half court on the inbound play.

Brooklyn appeared to have this game under wraps when Thomas converted a step back 21-footer after Kyle Kuzma lost him for a 116-112 lead. Following a Washington shot clock violation, Thomas sank a 16-footer by the foul line over Marvin Bagley III with 2:44 left.

After those hoops, Brooklyn couldn’t keep the Wizards off their heels and Kuzma’s hoop made it 120-118 with 1:14 remaining in the game.

Corey Kispert had a chance to send the game into another tie but split a pair at the line with 13.5 seconds left. Dennis Schroder hit two free throws with nine seconds left, Jordan Poole missed an open 3 with 7.2 seconds left. This was the first chance to stay alive for the Wizards, the final inbound was the last.

Poole since coming off the bench has become a different player.. too bad it’s too late in the season to see any benefit from his efforts. He led the Wizards with 38 points, but Washington (14-59) saw a three-game winning streak stopped. Kuzma added 24, Marvin Bagley III contributed 18 and Deni Avdija finished with 17 points and 12 boards as the Wizards shot 50.5 percent.



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