Nets vs Wizards Highlights: It was Nets vs Wizards in the NBA preseason. The Nets vs Wizards match ended as a 119-114 win for the Brooklyn Nets.
Kevin Durant was finally back on the court after 522 days. Kyrie Irving was back after 9 months. Also, it was Steve Nash’s first unofficial game as the Nets’ head coach. Kyrie Irving looked in great form and converted 7/9 of his shots today.
Kevin Durant had 15 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds. Kyrie Irving managed 18 points, 4 assists, and 1 rebound.
NBA legend Dwayne Wade was happy to see KD and Kyrie back
Seeing Steph, KD and Kyrie back hooping feels right! Also Brooklyn is about to be a problem 🍿
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) December 14, 2020
Also, it was a good display by Wizards’ rookie, Deni Avdija who scored 15 points, got 2 assists, and 4 rebounds.
All in all, it was a good day for the Brooklyn Nets’ fans, players, and the front office.
The Nets dominated the first quarter and had an 18 points lead. They fell off in the 3rd quarter but managed to keep it together and grab the W. The game was tight until the end but the Nets earned a win in their first season.
As expected, both Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal were missing for the Wizards.
The moment all the Nets’ fans and most of the basketball fans were waiting for, Kevin Durant is back and hammered one home for his first points in 522 days. Check out:
— NBA (@NBA) December 13, 2020
Kyrie Irving was feeling it too. Check out his handles:
Handle, jumper, glass.. KYRIE puts it in!
— NBA (@NBA) December 13, 2020
Nets vs Wizards stats leaders highlights
Rui Hachimura grabbed 18 points with a 7/16 FG for the Wizards. He also converted the single free throw he got.
For the Nets, it was Kyrie Irving who scored the highest points. He scored 18 points with an efficient 7/9 FG. He converted 2/4 of his free throws.
Raul Neto dished out 6 assists for the Wizards in 25 minutes. He did it without causing any turnovers.
For the Nets, it was Spencer Dinwiddie who got 7 assists in 25 minutes. He did so by giving the ball away thrice.
Moritz Wagner had the highest rebounds in the Wizards. He grabbed the board 7 times, one of which was an offensive rebound.
Reggie Perry had the highest rebounds for the Nets. He also had 7 rebounds, one of which was an offensive one.
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KD and Russell Westbrook post-game
Russ and KD dap up postgame 🤝 pic.twitter.com/yYu80kMgnZ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 14, 2020
Match Details: Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
Time: 04:30 A.M.
Venue: Barclays Centre, Brooklyn
Nets vs Wizards Match Preview
Match Preview – Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets will play their first NBA preseason game against the Washington Wizards. They announced their training camp roster which included a few surprise names.
The good news for the Nets is that Kevin Durant is back. We can expect to see him tomorrow for a few minutes as he said that he is ‘taking it one day at a time.‘ They will be without the services of Caris LeVert.
Their record last season was decent, to say the least as they managed a 35-37 record. They added Steve Nash as their head coach. He will be guided by the assistance of ex-Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni.
Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie are not obvious complements to Irving and Durant. Both are seemingly much more comfortable with the ball in their hands, though Dinwiddie shot much better on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers (37.3%) than he did on pull-up 3-pointers (27.7%) last season.
Match Preview – Washington Wizards
The Washington Wizards’ most significant move in the NBA offseason was to add Russell Westbrook. They have traded John Wall and a future draft round pick for the star guard.
Although, sadly for the Wizards’ fan, Westbrook will not be ready for the game against the Nets.
Beal and Westbrook will travel with the team and do some work pregame, per coach Scott Brooks. But they are unlikely to play.
“We will play it by ear with the rest of the guys. It’s going to be some good opportunities for some guys to play some pretty good minutes and get a good look,” Brooks said.
It is possible that Davis Bertans and Robin Lopez will also not feature because they delayed in joining the team for training camp.
NBA TV coverage of Nets vs Wizards
NBA preseason games will be broadcasted nationally across ESPN and TNT.
NBA Live streaming: Nets vs Wizards Live Streaming
Every preseason game will be available live via NBA TV, while the nationally broadcast game will also be available via ESPN’s digital platforms.
Fans can also watch all the NBA games LIVE on the NBA League Pass.