Nene scored 20 points, three other Washington big men were in double figures, and the Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-90 on Saturday night to split their home-and-home series.
The Washington Wizards held the Brooklyn Nets without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during the first half, survived a second-half slump and won 89-74 victory Friday night.
With Marcus Camby returning to Madison Square Garden, the present-day New York Knicks are resembling their defensive-strong teams of the late 1990s. Who is to say that New York can’t be the third-best team in the East?
Nene had 22 points and 10 rebounds in his Washington debut, and the Wizards defeated New Jersey 108-89 Wednesday night in a game marred by the ejections of Nets’ All-Star point guard Deron Williams and head coach Avery Johnson.
Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and eight rebounds, Nene scored 22 points and the Denver Nuggets held off the New Jersey Nets 107-103 on Saturday night.