Nene had scored the tying basket, Paul Pierce was still without a point, and Joe Johnson was among those feeling deja vu when the horn sounded at the end of regulation, sending the Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets to overtime for the second time in three games at the Verizon Center.
''I was talking to Joe on the court,'' Wizards guard Bradley Beal said. ''And he was like, `Not this again.' I just started laughing.''
Pierce eventually made a jumper, avoiding his first scoreless game since he was a rookie, but Nene had another big play to make, supplying the assist for Trevor Ariza's go-ahead 3-pointer in the extra period Friday night as the Wizards won 112-108.
''How up-and-down was that one?'' Washington coach Randy Wittman said with a smile as he headed toward the locker room.
Up and down. Back and forth. The Nets blew an 11-point lead in the final 4 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter, when Nene essentially carried the Wizards by scoring 12 of his 20 points, including consec...