By: Darrell Owens
Headline Photo Credit: USA Today
WASHINGTON D.C.-The Washington Wizards came into Monday’s game vs. the Brooklyn Nets on a six-game losing streak. The Wizards losing streak was started by the Nets on November 30 in Brooklyn after a 113-107 loss. The loss was the second loss against Brooklyn this season for the Wizards.
The first game was a 128-86 blowout. Kevin Durant almost grabbed his 17th triple-double (28 points, 11 assists & 9 rebounds) in the win. Durant had help from Nic Claxton (18 points) & Cam Thomas (17 points) and their production help in the absence of Ben Simmons & Kyrie Irving. Bradley Beal leads the way with 20 points for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma (19 points) & Kristaps Porzingis 14 points chipped in for Washington.
Here in the third matchup, the Nets would do what they did in the two previous matchups and maintain control throughout the game and cruise to victory, this time a 112-100 win for Brooklyn. The Wizards’ struggles continue as they lose their 7th straight game. Kevin Durant’s 30-point, nine-rebound outing led the Nets to their 17th win and 11th win in 14 games. Kyrie Irving scored 24 points to help push the Nets to victory.
Washington’s Will Barton, who was returning from an injury dropped a team-high 22 points while picking up seven assists and seven rebounds. Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis both scored 20 points for the Wizards in the loss. Despite getting cleared to return to the lineup, Bradley Beal did not play against the Nets.
The Wizards will hit the road for a six-game road trip that will begin Wednesday, December 14 at 9 PM EST vs the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena.