WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A 19-point effort from Nene wasn’t enough for the Washington Wizards to beat the Brooklyn Nets as Jason Kidd’s squad delivered him a 111-106 overtime victory in his coaching debut.
Tyshawn Taylor scored 16 points and Paul Pierce had more fouls than points in the preseason opener Tuesday night.
The remade Nets showed off new additions Kevin Garnett, Pierce, and, of course, Kidd, transitioning to a coat and tie after 19 seasons in uniform.
Kidd played most of his starters for only 12 minutes, with Brook Lopez (15 points) outscoring the other four combined. Pierce had three points and four fouls, and Garnett scored four points. Shaun Livingston started at point guard in place of Deron Williams, who has a sprained right ankle.
Nene led the Wizards with 19 points. John Wall had 16 points and eight assists.
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