The Nets tried their best to make us forget their signature win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite their efforts, the Nets managed to escape with a 115-113 victory over the Wizards on Thursday in double overtime at the Verizon center in Washington D.C., because of Joe Johnson’s jumper with 7 seconds left in double-OT. Johnson finished the game with 18 points. Rookie guard Bradley Beal paced the Wizards with a game-high 24 points.
Brooklyn reaped the benefits from Washington’s youth and inexperience and to their credit, the Nets haven’t lost a game against teams with sub .500 records. It was still disconcerting to see the Nets struggle against such an inferior opponent. Given the difference in expectations and talent between Brooklyn and Washington, this competitive contest was indicative of the Wizards’ grit and a classic case of a supposedly better team playing down to its competition.
Here’s a game clip of Johnson’s game-winning shot from NBA.com