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Wizards cut down Nets in OT, 112-108

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nene scored 12 of his 20 points in the final 4 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter, including a putback with 1.2 seconds to play that sent the game to overtime, and Trevor Ariza hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the extra period Friday night as the Washington Wizards topped the Brooklyn Nets 112-108.

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Bradley Beal scored 29 points, John Wall had 17 points and 14 assists, and Marcin Gortat had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, who nearly held Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce scoreless for the first time since they were rookies in the 1990s.

Garnett didn't score until his 18-footer with 3:40 to play in regulation, and Pierce waited until overtime before hitting a jumper that nearly spurred the Nets to victory.

Pierce, who was a game-time decision to play after missing the morning shootaround with an illness, quickly added a steal and an assist that put Brooklyn ahead by one with 2:15 remaining.

But Ariza's 3-pointer put Washington back in front, 108-106, with 40 seconds left. Wall and Beal each made a pair of free throws in the final 30 seconds to preserve the win for the Wizards, who have won two straight after an 0-3 start.

Brook Lopez scored 23 points, and Joe Johnson had 16 for the Nets, who are 2-0 at home and 0-3 on the road. Ex-Wizards forward Andray Blatche, booed every time he touched the ball, added 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Brooklyn committed 23 turnovers, including nine in the third quarter, and blew an 11-point lead in the fourth.

But it was all the more remarkable that the Nets nearly won without a single point from Pierce or Garnett, who finished a combined 3 for 16 from the field. Garnett was 2 for 11 and had a dunk attempt emphatically stuffed by Nene in the third quarter.

The Nets led 92-81 with 4:46 to play, but Nene rallied the Wizards with seven straight points, including back-to-back three-point plays that gave Washington a 97-96 lead with 1:31 remaining.

Lopez made 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game with 1:19 left, and Garnett's 19-footer gave the Nets the lead with 37 seconds to play.

Garnett came up empty on his next attempt, a 20-footer with 15 seconds to play, giving the Wizards a final chance to tie or win.

Garnett blocked Wall's layup with 9 seconds remaining, but the Wizards kept the ball and tied the game when Nene put in the rebound on another missed layup by Wall.

The Wizards started 3 for 13 from the field, but they got back into the game with 3-pointers. They didn't get their first offensive rebound until the 6:38 mark of the second quarter - and it was grabbed by the shortest player on the roster, 6-foot-3 backup point guard Eric Maynor, who was following up his own shot. The Nets had a 17-0 domination in second-chance points at halftime.

Beal's jumper early in third quarter gave the Wizards their first lead of the game, part of a 18-4 run to open the second half that included turnovers on four consecutive Nets possessions. Despite the stumbles, the Nets managed to tie the game at 73 going into the fourth quarter, ending the third on an 11-2 run.

NOTES: Pierce has been held without a point only once in the NBA career - on March 9, 1999 with the Boston Celtics against the Charlotte Hornets. ... Garnett's only scoreless games were also in his rookie year, three times with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1995-96 season.

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