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Iman Shumpert Nets uniform

Iman Shumpert Nets uniform

Beal sprinted up the court and pulled up to nail a 3-pointer that brought Washington within two points of Brooklyn with 8.1 seconds remaining.

Explosive point guard Westbrook has bounced back from his quad injury in a huge way.

Kevin Durant scored 13 points in the second quarter to help the Nets take a 71-65 lead at halftime.

Kyrie Irving found Timothe Luwawu-Carbarrot under the basket with 2.9 seconds left, but his layup attempt spun around the rim and failed to drop.

Washington clung on and sealed the deal as superstar Beal sank two free throws to seal the teams' comeback victory. "It should've been ours, so we just look at ourselves in the mirror and see what we can correct as individuals and as a group - especially on effort".

Kyrie Irving took responsibility for his actions after admitting that "he couldn't guard a stick", after allowing 149 points. "They were going right around me, and I was getting frustrated, but they kept attacking". Additionally, the Wizards' Bradley Beal showed up, scoring 37 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists of his own.

It was a wild ride, but in the last 10 seconds of the game, the Washington Wizards knocked off the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon.

With Washington down 146-141, Beal hit a 3-pointer with 8.1 seconds left. "I wanted to enjoy it".

"We got off to a rocky start, but we overcame adversity and fought through it together", Beal added.

"We've done it all year, and the basketball gods gave us a break tonight".

Westbrook has missed six games while trying to ease his way into the season but was also out while the Wizards team was unavailable due to COVID-19. Since the trade, Brooklyn is one of the top five worst defensive teams.

Nets coach Steve Nash called Harris' turnover "an unfortunate moment" but said it wasn't to blame for the loss.

"It's not looking great defensively for our team, giving up that many points", Durant said after Washington shot 51.9% for the game.

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