NEW YORK -- Closing out games has as much to do with defense as it does offense. The Wizards had the second part down in Wednesday's win at the Brooklyn Nets. They scored 113 points.
NEW YORK -- Bradley Beal didn't have to carry the Wizards on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK -- A heavy burden has been lifted from John Wall, who didn't have Bradley Beal, Nene and Martell Webster during a four-game losing streak that ended with a win vs. the New York Knicks.
NEW YORK -- These aren't the same Brooklyn Nets, who the Wizards beat earlier this season at Verizon Center in overtime. They've won four of their last five games.