With the half expiring, Nene drained a baseline jumper that gave Washington a 51-31 edge — the team’s biggest halftime lead of the season.
After intermission, the Nets climbed back. In the final minute of the third, a goaltending call gave Deron Williams (20 points) a basket in transition to cap a 14-0 spurt and trim the deficit to 62-53.
The lead was back to 16 with 7:16 remaining. The Nets weren’t coming back. And Washington was putting the finishing touches on a 3-for-3 home stand.
“It was a great week for us,” said guard Bradley Beal, who played 18 minutes after missing five games with a sprained wrist. “Everybody is stepping up more, everyone is knocking down shots and having fun, more than anything.”
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