Ramon Sessions had 21 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards recovered after blowing all of their 20-0 lead to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 120-111 on Monday night.
Marcus Thornton scored 19 points as he and Sessions did just fine in replacing injured starting guards John Wall and Bradley Beal. J.J. Hickson had 15 points as Washington put seven players in double figures.
The Wizards made their first nine shots before Brooklyn made one and looked headed for a blowout victory. Instead, they needed another big run in the fourth quarter to finally put it away.
The Wizards have won two straight since being eliminated from playoff contention and can finish .500 by beating Atlanta in their season finale.
Shane Larkin scored a career-high 20 points and added seven assists and six rebounds for the Nets, who have lost nine in a row and have their first 60-loss season since a franchise-worst 12-70 record in 2009-10. >> Read more