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The second-year forward, whose transition to the NBA has been difficult, led a 26-9 run that put the Wizards ahead 51-44 with 3:19 left before halftime. Pecherov hit a 3-pointer and scored seven points in a span of 2:05. By halftime, he had 11 points and finished with a season-high 13.

Averaging 2.7 points a game, Pecherov had scored a total of seven in his last six games.

“I’ve been waiting a long time,” he said. “I prepare myself for every game. I have a lot of energy. I just want to be effective and help the team. I’m a pro. I stay ready.”

But the Nets closed out the half with a 14-2 run to take a 58-53 lead and ran away with the game in the third quarter.