The Washington Wizards are still winless in the 2021 NBA Summer League after an 84-81 double overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas. In NBA Summer League rules, there are no more than two overtimes, where the first period is played for two minutes, and the second one is sudden death. The first shot in that period ends the game.
And even though the Nets won the game technically, I don’t think they truly won either.
That’s because this was one ugly game. Both teams were shooting poorly from start to finish, as both shot well below 40 percent from the field. But Washington at least kept their turnovers down for much of this contest (they were in the single digits for the first three quarters) which is how they overcame a significant rebounding deficit (71-48).
For Brooklyn, Cam Thomas scored 31 points including the game-winner. For the Wizards, Jaime Echenique scored 17 points while Austin Hollins and Mason Jones scored 13 points each. Corey Kispert only scored 9 points on 4-of-14 shooting despite playing 35 minutes in this game.
The Wizards’ next scheduled game is against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, Aug. 15. Tip-off is at 4 p.m. ET which you can watch on NBA TV. It remains to be seen whether their postponed game against the Indiana Pacers from last Sunday will still go on or if it will be cancelled.