Wall scores 30 points, Wizards handed Nets 6th straight loss
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 02, 2018 10:43 AM
Washington Wizards guard John Wall gestures after hitting a 3-point basket during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Washington. The Wizards won 102-88. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
By Rich Dubroff, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 30 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and the Washington Wizards handed Brooklyn its sixth straight loss, beating the Nets 102-88 on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).
Markieff Morris rebounded from a 1-for-10 shooting night Friday (Saturday, PHL time) in a loss at Philadelphia to score 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting. He had 15 points in the fourth quarter.
Allen Crabbe led Brooklyn with 14 points. The losing streak is the Nets' longest since an eight-game skid in February.
At 88 points, the Nets — coming off a double-overtime home loss to Memphis on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), had their lowest-scoring game of season. It also was the lowest total the Wizards have allowed.
The Wizards took the lead midway through the first quarter and used an 11-0 run to start the second half and take an 53-39 lead with 9:09 to play in the third quarter. They sealed it with a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter, and led 93-73 with 5:09 to play.
Nets: Suffered their sixth loss without a win in the second hall of back-to-backs. ... G D'Angelo Russell, who attempted 70 field goals in the previous three games, was 3-for-8 from the field.
Wizards: F Jeff Green was out with lower back spasms. ... Tomas Satoransky got his first start of the season. ... F Otto Porter returned after missing Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) game due to personal reasons. ... DC United standout Wayne Rooney was on hand for the game. ... Didn't attempt a free throw until 5:01 remained in the second quarter.
Nets: Host Cleveland on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).
Wizards: At New York on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).