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Danny Avdia recovered, Washington did not: The Wizards suffered a second consecutive loss tonight (between Saturday and Sunday), night after night, when they once again lost a safe lead and surrendered 125:123 to Brooklyn in New York.
A day after losing a 20-point lead in the loss to Portland, this time Washington lost a 23-point lead, and after another very weak and disappointing second half dropped to a 28:24 balance.
The Nets (20:32) managed to win despite playing with a very poor squad, when they were not only without the injured Kevin Durant but also without Kyrie Irving, who sat out due to ankle pain a day after he asked to leave the club in a trade and further undermined the mood in the team.
The Nets were also without Ben Simmons, Seth Curry and two other players who were injured during the game.
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In his minutes on the court the Wizards were at +8.
Avdia (Photo: Reuters)
The bright spot as far as Washington is concerned is Danny Avdia again.
After a weak game against Portland, Avdia returned to being energetic and efficient tonight with 23 points (6 of 14 from the field, 4 of 9 from three), 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.
Two of his assists were superb, including one behind the back, without looking, that found Kispert free.
He also added a nice touch after putting his guard down, and in general, again looked effective and continued his personal excellent form of late, with the exception of the game that fell against the Blazers.
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An encouraging evening.
Avdia (Photo: Reuters)
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But even that didn't help Washington, who lost 70:50 in the second half.
She entered the last quarter with a 92:99 advantage, the Nets completed the turnaround very quickly, a three-pointer by Avdia 3 minutes to the end restored the advantage to the guests and set 115:116, but the excellent Cam Thomas continued a great game and a career high of 44 points and with a basket move and a foul on A loss with 12 seconds to go determined the outcome of the game.
Monte Morris missed two shots from the line that could have tied the game with 7 seconds left.
Edmund Sumner also scored a career high for the Nets (29 points), and Nick Claxton (15 and 13) also helped Brooklyn record its biggest comeback of the season.
Krispets Porzingis continued his excellent shooting form and scored 38 points for Washington (which played without Bradley Beal), whose next game will host Cleveland (between Monday and Tuesday).