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Nene, Wizards dunk Pelicans, 94-93

  • Article by: KEVIN DUNLEAVY
  • Associated Press
  • February 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM

WASHINGTON — Nene made the go-ahead dunk with 0.9 seconds left and matched a season high with 30 points to propel the Washington Wizards past the New Orleans Pelicans, 94-93 on Saturday night.

Washington trailed 93-92 when Anthony Davis hit two free throws with seven seconds left. After a timeout, the Wizards inbounded to John Wall, who dribbled to the lane, drew the defense, and dished to a cutting Nene, who slammed the ball with his right hand. It was the 12th assist of the night for Wall.

The play spoiled a big performance by Davis, who had 26 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Morrow added 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting.

But their efforts were trumped by Nene, who made 13 of 19 shots. With Wall and Beal, the Wizards' top two threats, combining for just 21 points, Washington turned to its frontcourt. Center Marcin Gortat contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds.

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