WASHINGTON -- Teams coming off vastly different losses will meet when the Washington Wizards host the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night at Capital One Arena.
While the Wizards (8-14) were routed in Philadelphia, the Nets (8-15) dropped their fifth straight but took the visiting Memphis Grizzlies to double overtime before falling 131-125 on Friday.
D'Angelo Russell (26 points) put the Nets ahead 125-124 with 2:49 left in overtime but the Grizzlies scored the final seven points.
"We play Washington tomorrow night," Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said after the Nets lost for the ninth time in 11 games. "That's the great thing about the NBA. We don't have to wait a week to wash our hands and move on. Give them credit, again. I thought they made some great plays. Tough one."
DeMarre Carroll had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who also couldn't hold a 10-point fourth-quarter lead or a seven-point lead with 33 seconds remaining.
"I mean yeah, especially when you give it away like that," Russell said of a third straight collapse in the fourth quarter. "It's something we have got to grow from. You can't give teams that situation to finish us, just like they won't give it to us."
Jarrett Allen had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Brooklyn, which lost for the seventh time this season after holding a double-digit lead. >> READ MORE
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