Nets fall apart in crunch time, blow double-digit lead and lose to Wizards

The Nets blew an 18-point first quarter lead, built a fourth-quarter lead back up to 10, then blew that lead, too, in a 149-146 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Brooklyn had an opportunity to take the lead on a clean look at a last-second layup, but it was only fitting they blew that look, too. James Harden (left thigh contusion) did not play. The Nets led by five with seven seconds to go when things fell apart. Bradley Beal hit a pull-up three to cut the Nets’ lead to just two. The Wizards then stole the inbound pass and got the ball to Russell Westbrook, who hit a three to give the …

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