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Beal scores 29, Wizards top Nets 112-108 in OT

Friday - 11/8/2013, 10:12pm  ET

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) battles for the ball against Washington Wizards forward Martell Webster during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

JOSEPH WHITE
AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nene scored 12 of his 20 points in the final 4½ minutes of the fourth quarter, including a putback with 1.2 seconds to play that sent the game to overtime, and Trevor Ariza hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the extra period Friday night as the Washington Wizards topped the Brooklyn Nets 112-108.

Bradley Beal scored 29 points, John Wall had 17 points and 14 assists, and Marcin Gortat had 18 pionts and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, who nearly held Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce scoreless for the first time since they were rookies in the 1990s.

Garnett didn't score until his 18-footer with 3:40 to play in regulation, and Pierce waited until overtime before hitting a jumper than nearly spurred the Nets to victory. Pierce was a game-time decision to play after missing the morning shootaround with an illness.


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