- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

NEW YORK — John Wall scored 25 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and the Washington Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-113 on Monday night.

Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. had 18 points apiece and Markieff Morris added 16 for Washington.

Brook Lopez scored 25 and Sean Kilpatrick had 21 for the Nets.

Beal’s 3-pointer gave the Wizards a 107-106 lead with 3:27 left and Wall scored five consecutive points to up the advantage to 112-106.

The Nets pulled within 116-113 on Kilpatrick’s layup with 39 seconds left and had a chance to tie after Kelly Oubre Jr. missed a 3-point attempt with 19 seconds left. However, the Nets did not call a timeout and Beal stole the ball from Joe Harris, the Nets’ 22nd and final turnover of the game.

Wall hit two clinching free throws with 5 seconds left.

The Wizards trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half and 66-51 at halftime.

However, Washington scored the first 13 points of the second half to pull within two points and went on to lead 83-81 after three quarters.

The Nets committed 10 turnovers in the third quarter, when they have struggled all season.

Marcus Thornton scored 11 points, while Marcin Gortat and Oubre each had 10 for the Wizards. Gortat also had 12 rebounds.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 18 points and Trevor Booker had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets.

Washington has won the last four meetings against the Nets. The Wizards have not lost a game in the series since April 10, 2015. The Wizards swept the season series in two of the last three years and have won nine of the last 11, overall.

Brooklyn has not won consecutive games this season. The last time the Nets put two victories together was March 24 and 26 last season.

Since March 28 of last season, Brooklyn has posted a 5-25 record. That span has included losing streaks of 10 and seven games.

Beginning on Tuesday against Orlando, the Wizards will play six of their next seven games at home in the Verizon Center. Washington is 5-5 at home this season, but only 2-7 on the road. The Wizards and Magic have already met twice this season. The Wizards lost 88-86 on Nov. 5, but won the rematch 94-91 on Nov. 25.


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