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Wall pushes Wizards over the line in 119-113 OT win vs Nets

WASHINGTON (AP) After leading the Washington Wizards to their first overtime win of the season, John Wall remained frustrated that the late drama had been self-imposed.

Wall scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and overtime, and tied a season high with 16 assists in the Wizards' 119-113 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

Yet the perennial All-Star couldn't shake thoughts of his own performance, which also included eight turnovers, or that of a team that gave back a 23-point lead.

''The whole second half was just nasty for us, period,'' Wall said. ''We have to do better. We have to do a lot better.''

Washington has repeatedly struggled to close games at home this season. On Nov. 1, the Wizards lost 112-116 to Phoenix after holding a 22-point lead in the first half. On Nov. 25, they led by 17 in the fourth quarter before losing 108-105 to Portland.

They pulled this one out in overtime, when Wall hit two jumpers and contributed three assists while the Nets shot 1 for 8 from the floor.

''We've got an All-Star point guard. That helps, right?'' Washington coach Scott Brooks said. ''He made big plays, big shots down the stretch.''

Bradley Beal scored 24 points and Kelly Oubre added 17 off the bench on 5-of-6 shooting.

Marcin Gortat had 16 points and 13 rebounds as the Wizards pulled to 2-2 on their five-game homestand and avoided being swept by the Nets in the season series.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 22 points for Brooklyn, which never led. Jarrett Allen added 16 points and DeMarre Carroll had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, who are winless in three overtime games

''You know, it's tough, all the close games,'' Allen said. ''But I feel like every one of them has been a learning experience. There's little things we pick up from games that we've lost like this, and we just try to improve on them.''

Beal gave Washington the lead for good on a jumper and followed with a 3-pointer, both off feeds by Wall, to make it 114-109. Then Wall hit a pair of contested jumpers to keep Washington's lead at five, the latter making it 118-113 with 17 seconds left in the extra period.

TIP-INS

Nets: Brooklyn fell to 2-7 in the second game of back-to-back sets. ... Brooklyn's starting five scored only 19 first-half points ... C Tyler Zeller (left hip) sat out for the first time since Nov. 14.

Wizards: Washington swept both ends of a back-to-back set for the first time this season. ... Wall received his fourth technical foul of the season during the third quarter. ... G Jodie Meeks returned to action after he was left out of Washington's rotation for the first time this season on Friday night.

THE BEAL DEAL

Beal has now scored 20 or more points in 10 consecutive games, his longest such stretch this season.

''Without my teammates, I wouldn't be able to have this streak,'' Beal said. ''But I do take pride in being aggressive and being a scorer, and doing the best that I can.''

ALMOST AMAZING

Brooklyn trailed 59-39 at halftime before closing within three in the third and tying it on a 16-5 run to end the fourth.

During that last stretch, Allen Crabbe hit two 3-pointers and fed Caris LeVert for a dunk that closed it to 105-104 with 1:45 remaining. The Nets missed their next three shots and turned it over twice, yet still tied it at 107-all on Quincy Acy's 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 9.1 seconds left.

UP NEXT

Nets: Host New York on Monday.

Wizards: Wrap a five-game homestand Monday against Milwaukee.

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Key Players
R. Hollis-Jefferson
24 SF
B. Beal
3 SG
35.7 Min. Per Game 35.7
23.8 Pts. Per Game 23.8
3.8 Ast. Per Game 3.8
4.4 Reb. Per Game 4.4
47.6 Field Goal % 45.8
47.0 Three Point % 45.8
79.8 Free Throw % 78.5
  Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal 0:00
  Allen Crabbe missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:02
+ 1 Kelly Oubre made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:07
  Kelly Oubre missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:07
  Team rebound 0:07
  Personal foul on DeMarre Carroll 0:07
  Defensive rebound by Kelly Oubre 0:07
  Spencer Dinwiddie missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:09
  Offensive rebound by Quincy Acy 0:10
  Spencer Dinwiddie missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:14
+ 2 John Wall made jump shot 0:17
Team Stats
Points 113 119
Field Goals 42-99 (42.4%) 46-93 (49.5%)
3-Pointers 12-43 (27.9%) 10-23 (43.5%)
Free Throws 17-20 (85.0%) 17-23 (73.9%)
Total Rebounds 54 59
Offensive 13 6
Defensive 34 41
Team 7 12
Assists 28 31
Steals 6 10
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 15 15
Fouls 22 19
Technicals 0 1
22 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST
23 PTS, 3 REB, 16 AST
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away team logo Nets 16-27 182135336113
home team logo Wizards 25-18 3326242412119
Team Stats
away team logo Nets 16-27 105.2 PPG 45.1 RPG 22.7 APG
home team logo Wizards 25-18 107.4 PPG 42.8 RPG 24.4 APG
Key Players
R. Hollis-Jefferson SF 14.3 PPG 6.5 RPG 2.3 APG 47.2 FG%
B. Beal SG 23.7 PPG 4.5 RPG 4.3 APG 46.2 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Hollis-Jefferson SF 22 PTS 4 REB 7 AST
B. Beal SG 24 PTS 4 REB 6 AST
42.4 FG% 49.5
27.9 3PT FG% 43.5
85.0 FT% 73.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Hollis-Jefferson 38 22 4 7 0 0 3 2 9/15 0/1 4/5 0 4 37 -2
D. Carroll 32 13 10 3 2 0 0 4 6/13 1/6 0/0 3 7 31 -6
A. Crabbe 32 13 3 2 1 0 2 3 5/15 3/10 0/0 0 3 19 -17
S. Dinwiddie 35 13 6 4 1 1 2 2 4/16 2/10 3/3 1 5 27 -8
Q. Acy 25 8 6 1 1 2 0 2 2/5 2/5 2/2 2 4 19 -11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Hollis-Jefferson 38 22 4 7 0 0 3 2 9/15 0/1 4/5 0 4 37 -2
D. Carroll 32 13 10 3 2 0 0 4 6/13 1/6 0/0 3 7 31 -6
A. Crabbe 32 13 3 2 1 0 2 3 5/15 3/10 0/0 0 3 19 -17
S. Dinwiddie 35 13 6 4 1 1 2 2 4/16 2/10 3/3 1 5 27 -8
Q. Acy 25 8 6 1 1 2 0 2 2/5 2/5 2/2 2 4 19 -11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Allen 28 16 8 1 0 0 1 2 6/10 0/0 4/5 3 5 25 +8
C. LeVert 35 12 8 8 1 0 5 4 5/16 1/7 1/2 4 4 32 +9
J. Harris 21 11 2 0 0 0 1 2 3/6 2/3 3/3 0 2 12 -1
N. Stauskas 7 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0 5 +4
J. Okafor 7 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 3 -6
T. Mozgov - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Zeller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Doyle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Russell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Whitehead - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wiley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 260 113 47 28 6 3 15 22 42/99 12/43 17/20 13 34 210 -30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 42 24 4 6 3 0 2 2 10/23 4/10 0/0 1 3 41 +6
J. Wall 39 23 3 16 2 0 8 1 9/24 0/2 5/6 0 3 52 +6
M. Gortat 30 16 13 2 1 1 1 2 6/8 0/0 4/6 5 8 34 +2
M. Morris 38 12 3 1 1 0 0 3 4/7 2/2 2/2 0 3 18 +5
O. Porter 37 12 9 1 1 1 1 2 6/13 0/2 0/0 0 9 24 +11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 42 24 4 6 3 0 2 2 10/23 4/10 0/0 1 3 41 +6
J. Wall 39 23 3 16 2 0 8 1 9/24 0/2 5/6 0 3 52 +6
M. Gortat 30 16 13 2 1 1 1 2 6/8 0/0 4/6 5 8 34 +2
M. Morris 38 12 3 1 1 0 0 3 4/7 2/2 2/2 0 3 18 +5
O. Porter 37 12 9 1 1 1 1 2 6/13 0/2 0/0 0 9 24 +11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Oubre 28 17 3 1 1 0 1 2 5/6 3/4 4/5 0 3 22 +1
T. Satoransky 13 6 1 2 1 0 0 2 3/5 0/1 0/0 0 1 12 0
M. Scott 14 5 4 2 0 0 1 0 2/4 0/1 1/2 0 4 12 +1
J. Meeks 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 1 4 -3
I. Mahinmi 15 1 6 0 0 1 1 5 0/2 0/0 1/2 0 6 7 +1
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Frazier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 261 119 47 31 10 3 15 19 46/93 10/23 17/23 6 41 226 +30